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Dollar funding for local projects: How to re-attract international investors to Colombia’s 5G infrastructure programme

Broadcast on Dec 2, 2020 from Livestream: Bonds & Loans Latin America 2020 - Virtual Conference

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  • How much external investment is needed to support the 5G infrastructure drive?
  • How do hedging costs and ability to reconcile currency affect the diversity of investors who are willing to put money on the table?
  • Bank funding vs. multilateral vs. capital markets: Which is the best avenue to boost liquidity and reignite investor appetite?
Latin America

Moderator

David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez

Managing Director & Head of Infrastructure Latin America

SMBC

David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez

Managing Director & Head of Infrastructure Latin America at SMBC

David González joined SMBC New York in 2013 to head the infrastructure Latin America practice, covering transportation infrastructure (roads, ports, airports, rail, subways, etc), social infrastructure (schools, hospitals, detention centers, government buildings, etc), and water infrastructure (water treatment, irrigation, desalination, aqueducts, etc), and telecom (fiber optic, cell towers, data centers, etc).

Prior to joining SMBC, David worked as Executive Director for WestLB’ Infrastructure Americas Group in New York and as Vice President for BBVA’s Americas Project Finance Team in New York. Prior to that, David worked at Dexia New York’s Latin America Department and Standard & Poor’s Project Finance Latin America Team.

David has a long working experience in the Americas, where he has advised, structured and/or financed transactions worth over $50 billion (aggregate) in countries such as USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Panama, Uruguay, Argentina, Bermuda, and Aruba, among other counties.

David holds an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York and a BA from the University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico.

SMBC

David Gonzalez

With over four centuries of history and rooted in the stability of Japan and growth of Asia, SMBC Group reaches out around the world to provide the advice, connections and support that create value. Our customers in Africa and MENA choose SMBC Group because we offer local knowledge and global expertise.

With one of the most extensive domestic and international branch networks of any Japanese bank, SMBC Group uses the strength of its extensive footprint with powerful capabilities in loan and debt capital markets, project and trade finance, and a wide range of other financial services to deliver customer-focused, integrated solutions.

African & MENA customers benefit from SMBC Group's position as a world leader in loan capital markets bookrunning and arranging of loan facilities, including structuring, pricing, advising, executing and distribution of syndicated loans. A specialist debt capital markets team can provide expert advice and execution in core markets for public and private bond issuance, and offer issuers with guidance through the process from structuring, documentation and legal requirements, to execution of relevant funding solutions and investor relations. Particular focus is dedicated to corporate and structured finance and emerging market benchmark transactions for distribution to an international investor audience.

Speakers

Estefania Leon

Estefania Leon

Investment Director

John Laing

Estefania Leon

Estefania Leon

Investment Director at John Laing

Estefania Leon joined the Bogotá team of John Laing in 2020 as Investment Director. Previously she was Head of Infrastructure and Energy Co-Lead at leading Colombian investment bank Inverlink. Ms Leon has focused her career in public and private sector expertise and has worked on a wide range of 4G PPP projects, private initiatives and core plus infrastructure projects.

John Laing

Aurelio Bustilho de Oliveira

Aurelio Bustilho de Oliveira

Chief Financial Officer, Americas

Enel

Aurelio Bustilho de Oliveira

Aurelio Bustilho de Oliveira

Chief Financial Officer, Americas at Enel

Enel

Jaime Otero

Jaime Otero

Head of Corporate Finance, Colombia

Itau

Jaime Otero

Jaime Otero

Head of Corporate Finance, Colombia at Itau

  • Mr. Otero joined Itaú in October 2012, as part of the Corporate Finance team of Itaú BBA Corporación Financiera in Colombia. Since March, 2017, once Itaú took control of Corpbanca operations in Colombia, Mr. Otero acts as Head of Corporate Finance of Itaú Colombia.
  • Prior to joining Itaú, Mr. Otero worked for Inverlink, an investment banking boutique in Colombia, as VP for two years. Previously he worked in Sumatoria, other investment banking boutique in Colombia, as an Associate for ten years, and before that, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Corficolombiana in Bogotá, as an Analyst for two years.
  • Mr. Otero holds a B.S in Industrial Engineering and a Master degree in Economics, both from Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Itau

Jaime Otero
Francisco Flores

Francisco Flores

Francisco Flores

Partner at Winston & Strawn

Francisco Flores focuses his practice on negotiating, structuring and documenting corporate transactions and related financing arrangements. He has represented publicly traded and privately held companies in borrowing and lending transactions, entertainment financing, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, public and private debt and equity offerings, SEC compliance, tender offers, venture capital transactions and general corporate matters.

In the structured transactions arena, Francisco has represented issuers and underwriters in the U.S. and Latin America in acquisitions, sales and securitisations in various asset classes, including automobiles leases, commercial mortgages, home equity loans, residential mortgages, life settlements, premium finance loans, lottery receivables, peer-to-peer loans, pharmaceutical receivables, structured settlements, student loans and solar energy receivables.

In addition, he has experience in cross-border transactions in Latin America, including asset acquisition, cross-border borrowing and lending, debt restructuring, foreign direct investment, formation and operation of foreign subsidiaries and real estate transactions.

Winston & Strawn

Francisco Flores