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Alexander von Griesheim Global M&A Partners Operational Commitee member Partner at Rion

Alexander joined RIóN in 2005 as an Associate and since then he has successfully advised and closed transactions with over 20 customers in sell-side and buy-side mandates in the pharmaceutical, automotive, financial, business services, manufacturing, oil & gas, consumer, food and beverage sectors. Since joining RIóN, Alexander has managed to close deals between family owned companies and large multinational companies, sold companies during restructuring processes, acquired subsidiaries of larger companies, and has advised 2 companies under chapter 11 proceedings. Has also advised PE Funds in their exit of portfolio companies. In order to fulfil client’s needs, Alexander has managed to find creative solutions to bridge valuation gaps, as well as other relevant differences and needs of counterparties, taking into account that family owners and large corporates have different or diverse objectives.

Prior to joining the firm, Alexander was an Associate at Aguilar Portilla y Asociados, S.C., a mid-market investment banking firm, where he successfully led various projects in the bottling, agribusiness, publishing, advertising and health care industries. Simultaneous with his responsibilities at Aguilar Portilla y Asociados, he was co-founder and regional manager at Secresi, S.C., a web-based company focused to follow up on creditors in the financial and industrial sectors.

Alexander earned a BA in Business Administration from Universidad Iberoamericana (Special Honors), and an International MBA from Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School (Spain).

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Mateo Moreyra Global M&A Partners Operational Commitee member Managing Partner and General Manager of Macroinvest

Mateo Moreyra has professional expertise in investment banking, financial and strategic evaluation, with more than 16 years of experience focused on mining, infrastructure, energy, and logistics.

Mr. Moreyra has been involved in several transactions with a total value in excess of US$ 8 billion, including: Centromin Perú production units and projects (Cerro de Pasco, Imexcallao, LICSA, Electroandes, Alto Chicama / Lagunas Norte, Toromocho, Morococha, Las Bambas, La Granja and Michiquillay); the Yuncán hydroelectric project; Agrobackus; the sale of stakes in electricity transmission companies (Transmantaro, Redesur and ISA Perú); the concession of the new Muelle Sur Container Terminal at El Callao Port; the sale of Las Américas Hotel Chain; the concession of a new Mineral Terminal at El Callao Port; the sale of Frontino Gold Mines; among others.

Mr. Moreyra is currently a Board Member of Castrovirreyna Compañía Minera and Corporación Minera Castrovirreyna. He was also Board Member of the Ministry of Economy and Finance’s Comisión Administradora de Carteras.

Mr. Moreyra has a degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacífico and a MSc in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics.

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Deepak Ladha Global M&A Partners Operational Commitee member CEO at Acquizon

Deepak is a Fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accounts of India (ICAI).

Deepak has over 13 years of experience in the Corporate Finance space and his last assignment was with Lazard India where he worked for over 6 years as Director in the advisory business with a focus on M&As. Prior to Lazard, Ladha worked with HSBC in their corporate finance team for 5 years and with Rabo India for 2 years.

He has been involved in various strategic M&A transactions with clients across borders in key sectors viz Pharma & Chemicals, FIG and FMCG.

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Ben Rookes Partner at Cooper Parry Corporate Finance

Ben joined Cooper Parry in 2002 initially qualifying as a Chartered Accountant before moving into the Corporate Finance team. He has over 9 years dedicated corporate finance experience.

Ben's lead advisory experience is wide ranging including company sales, acquisitions, MBO’s and private equity assignments – many of these transactions are cross-border.

Ben's extensive corporate finance experience is across a variety of sectors but all focussed on mid-market transactions.

His most recent transactions include the sale of Burrows and Close, a well-established chain of 17 pharmacies to Boots UK, the sale of Jigsaw Systems, the UK's largest B2B Apple re-seller to private equity firm Northedge Capital and the sale of world renowned fine bone china manufacturer Royal Crown Derby to Steelite International.

Ben holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Birmingham.

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Alexander Rupp Global M&A Partners Operational Commitee member Transaction Manager at Interfinanz

Alexander studied Business Administration with the main emphasis on finance & investment, controlling and corporate management and has obtained his Masters degree (Diplom-Kaufmann) from the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. Alexander completed various internships during his studies in the service & financial sector (investor relations and consultancies) and automotive industry (corporate management & controlling).

After graduation he gained further professional experience in management consulting.

Alexander joined InterFinanz in March 2008.

Alexander gained expert knowledge in the industries of automotive, healthcare, construction materials, mechanical engineering, IT & telecommunications, leisure products and services.