Resource Capital Funds (“RCF”) is pleased to announce the opening of a new Latin America office in Santiago, Chile and the appointment of Martin Valdes to the new role of Managing Director, Latin America.
To date, RCF has been covering Latin America with a single representative and from regional offices in the USA, Australia, and Canada. The firm’s management team believes there are many opportunities in the area for a dedicated team to develop the business with a local presence and dedication. The appointment of Mr. Valdes will solidify RCF’s commitment to building a presence in Latin America.
RCF Managing Partner James McClements said that Mr. Valdes would be responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationship to drive potential deal flow for RCF as well as building out a Santiago-based capability to cover the region.
“The appointment of Mr. Valdes comes at a strategic time when we have identified many potential opportunities in the Latin American resources market. He brings years of valuable experience to RCF and will work closely with the investment partners and management teams to build a strong presence in Latin America and a key industry partner for resource companies seeking capital,” said Mr. McClements.
Martin Valdes is an experienced investment banker who has developed most of his career in New York and most recently was a partner in his own firm in Chile. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration in Chile at Universidad Catolica de Chile and then his MBA with distinction from the University of Michigan Business School in Ann Arbor.
Mr. Valdes’ career has included roles in investment banking, business development, and deal origination for companies including JP Morgan and Citigroup. At Citigroup, Mr. Valdes formed part of the investment banking group, focusing on Latin America and leading M&A deals mainly in the industrial, metals and mining and infrastructure sectors. Before leaving Citigroup, he served as Director of Investment Banking in the Latin American group, heading the M&A efforts in the industrial and metals and mining sectors in the region.
To contact RCF’s Latin American office in Santiago please phone +56 9 4209 4133 or email email@example.com
About Resource Capital Funds
Resource Capital Funds is a mining-focused private equity firm that works closely with its portfolio companies to build strong, successful and sustainable businesses that produce superior returns to all shareholders. Since inception, RCF has supported approximately 135 mining companies (and several mining-services companies) involving projects located in 44 countries and relating to 29 commodities.