The only independent advisor with truly international reach active in Latin America, Central America and the Caribbean
Our team is the largest energy and infrastructure project finance team dedicated to the region
4 local offices
15 years of track record in the region
Market recognition: IJ Global Financial Advisor of the Year 2015 in the Americas
we have closed deals in all major markets on the continent - and a number of firsts in the less banked countries in the region
Astris' Mexico City hub
Founded in 2000 by former senior officers at the Inter-American Development Bank, Astris Finance’s roots are solidly in the Latin America region.
We opened our Mexico City office in 2005: Mexico has always been one of Astris's key markets. Our office in Mexico City serves as a hub to cover Central America and the Caribbean.
Our portfolio in Mexico has grown substantially over the last three years positioning Astris as one of the premier Mexico-based advisors. Astris has acted as Financial Advisor to both top tier local and international infrastructure sponsors across a wide variety of infra sub-sectors, including transportation and social infrastructure.
Local teams in sao paulo, santiago and bogota
In 2010, we added an office in Colombia from which we cover the Andean countries. 2012 brought an Astris footprint in Chile and in 2013 we added Sao Paulo to our geographic diversity. Latin America has been and remains our core market.
All of our staff covering the region are bilingual in Spanish and English – and many also speak Portuguese and/or French. Our team includes nationals from many Latin American countries and everyone based in Paris or Washington has spent time living and working in the region. Our clients value our ability to be global in outlook while retaining our local flavor and strong connections. At Astris, we believe that our strong personal, linguistic and cultural affinity with the region add depth to everything we do.
astris has contributed to the development of the infrastrUcture and energy finance market in latin America
In the last 15 years, we have been active in the principal energy and infrastructure sectors and in all the major South American markets. We have had a direct impact on major projects and infrastructure programs in the region, including:
State-level Public Private Partnerships in Mexico: Astris has been very active over the last five years structuring and raising financing for state level PPP projects, where we have successfully closed four transactions. We have been able to provide innovation and unique solutions related to creating and structuring credit enhancement mechanisms to guarantee the state government´s payment obligations. Our structures have principally come in two forms and have been replicated in several projects.
- Public Private Partnerships in Peru: In 2006 we advised Odebrecht, Andrade Gutierrez and Graña y Montero on the financing of IIRSA Norte, Peru's first Public Private Partnership developed under the "RPI" model. Astris designed the financing scheme for this project which led to the successful closing of the first capital markets financing structured as a securitization of RPI payments. Since then, we have advised on several PPP projects in Peru in the transportation and water sectors, including on the financing of the US$ 6.0bn Metro de Lima Line 2 Project, Peru's largest PPP to date.
Astris has also developed a special expertise in the smaller and in some ways more challenging markets in Central America and the Caribbean where we have been very active in the energy and infrastructure sector.