José Epalza Ibarrondo

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

José has c.24 years of experience in M&A and Corporate Finance.

Prior to founding Altamar Advisory Partners, he worked as head of client in Iberia at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Investment Banking team for almost 15 years.

José holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from ICADE and completed the Investment Banking Institute Program at the University of Wharton.

He has originated and executed a great variety of transactions:

  • The acquisitions of Restaurant Brands Iberia by Cinven, BCI Seguros by Mutua Madrileña, Laulagun by Portobello Capital, Cimpor by Camargo Correa, Mivisa by Blackstone, Alsa and Continental Auto by National Express, ADR Handling by FCC,  BellSouth Wireless assets in LatAm by Telefónica Móviles and the purchase of a stake in Iberdrola by ACS
  • The incorporation of ICG as strategic partner to Uriach, the partnership between Charterhouse, Corpfin Capital and the Founders in Kids&Us, the sale of Unica Mezclas to Hexpol, 51% of Ruta del Canal to Penta, Grupo Vips to ProA Capital, the Handling Business of FCC to Swissport/PAI, Palacios to ProA Capital, WDF to Autogrill, Grupo Guascor to Dresser Rand, Itinere to CIP, the stake in Galp Brasil Upstream to Sinopec and the sale to Mitsubishi of a stake in a solar power plant of Acciona
  • Advisory to Firmum Capital and the shareholders of APK2 on the creation of a Continuation Fund, Advisory to the management team in the sale of Aktua to Lindorff
  • The creation and sale of Healthcare Activos Yield, the defense of Altadis and subsequent purchase by Imperial Tobacco, the takeover of Sacresa by Metrovacesa and defense of Metrovacesa in the takeover of Quarta/Astrim as well as the takeover of Aldeasa by Dufry
  • The mergers of Altamar Capital Partners and CAM Alternatives, Iberdrola and Iberdrola Renovables, Ferrovial and Cintra, ACS and Dragados, Metrovacesa and Bami
  • Additionally, Jose has ample experience in the IPOs of Vocento, Técnicas Reunidas, Galp Energia, Cintra, AENA and Saeta Yield (ACS) are to be highlighted
  • Experience in other type of transactions such as the share placement in the Stock Exchange of shares of ACS by CF Alba, of Técnicas Reunidas by the Lladó family, the follow-on of Iberdrola, the convertible of Amorim over Galp, rights issue of National Express, the reverse ABB of ACS over stock of Iberdrola and the convertible of BES over EDP
  • During the development of his career, José has advised large corporates such as Ferrovial, Cintra, Iberdrola, Repsol, Galp, Sacyr, Red Eléctrica, Applus, etc. in the definition and financing of their strategy actions