Was the most senior banker that lead the entire team that performed the full restructuring of The Santo Domingo Group’s operations in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Panama, including acquisitions of core businesses and divestitures of non-core operations, and including reorganizing management teams and adding new management teams; advisory for over $5.0 billion
Was the most senior banker that lead the entire team that advised Bavaria in connection with its acquisition of Backus and Johnston in Peru for over US$2.2 billion.
Performed analysis and gave recommendations to Valorem, the Santo Domingo Group’s Colombian Holding, which has significant majority and minority positions throughout a wide range of industries, including Media, Telecommunications, Entertainment, Retail, Agro-industrial, Internet Related Services, Forestry, and Transport and Logistics. Was a member of Valorem’s Auditing Committee as well. Advisory for over $2.0 billion.
Lead the team that explored a potential joint venture between the Rothschild Group and Violy, Byorum & Partners; for over $100 million.
While a Director at PWPartners, was a member of the of the advisory team that advised Thomson Corp. in connection with its recommended cross-border (Canada-Europe) acquisition of Reuters Group plc for over $20.0 billion.
While a Director at PWPartners, was a member of the advisory team that advised Access Industries in connection with its cross-border (Europe-US) acquisition of Lyondell Chemical Company by its affiliate, Basell, for over $20.0 billion.
Was the most senior banker that lead the team that performed a strategic review of The Cisneros Group of Companies’ Produvisa (Venezuela) in connection with its value adding opportunities, including a potential divestiture to the Private Equity Fund Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst; for over $250 million.
Was the most senior banker that lead the team that advised Conalvidrios in connection with its divestiture to Owens Illinois (Peldar) for over US$100MM.
Participated in the team that advised Bristol-Myers Squibb in connection with its acquisition of Laboratorios Abeefe in Peru for over $80 million.
Founder and President at Beta Capital Advisors, SAS, Senior Managing Director at Steinbock Financial Group, SA, former Board Member at Valorem, SA (the Santo Domingo family holding in Colombia). Mr Araujo is a financial and business specialist with over 27 years of experience in the investment banking field, over €80 billion in advisory and €50 billion in closed transactions.
Prior, Mr. Araújo was a Managing Director at Massena Capital Partners, a private equity fund of the Massena Group, based in Paris, France, and was in charge of direct investments in Europe and Latin America. Prior, Mr. Araújo was a Director at Perella Weinberg Partners based in New York City, since its foundation, where he lead the advisory team that closed the very first deal of the Firm in Italy for €1.2 billion and participated in cross-border transactions (Europe-US) for over $40.0 billion. Previously and for 12 years, Mr. Araújo worked at the leading investment banking firm for Latin America at the time, Violy, Byorum & Partners, in New York City.
At the Firm, Mr. Araújo ascended from being an Associate to being a Director within three years, reaching the position at 26 years of age. There, he advised the most prestigious and largest economic groups throughout Latin America as well as American and European multi-nationals in the region. He was in charge of multiple teams where over twenty people reported to him.
years of experience
billion $ in closed transactions
billion $ in advisory transactions