Nicolas Escallon

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Title

Partner:
Energy

Sector

Energy

Nicolas Escallon joined Actis in 2011 from Citi and has recently taken leadership of Actis’ activities in Brazil, one of Actis’ largest market in AUM. Nicolas was key to building, operating and selling Zuma Energía, one of the largest renewable Independent Power Producers in Mexico, which included developing the largest wind farm in Latin America.

He was also integral to winning a competitive auction to deliver Actis’ largest deal to date, Saavi Energia, a Mexico power generation platform, which included an innovative 17 year investment grade bond, as well as in building out Atlas Renewable Energy, now Latin America’s largest independent renewable energy company, stemming out of the acquisition of SunEdison’s assets and team in the region after its bankruptcy.

Prior to Actis, he was an investment banker within Citigroup’s Latin America Investment Banking team from 2007 to 2010, where he focused on M&A transactions in the energy and infrastructure space. He started his career in 2006 at BOT Consulting, a boutique strategy consulting firm in Colombia.

Nicolas holds a BSc. in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.