Rafael Estrela

Rafael Estrela joined Astris in June 2013 in the São Paulo’s office. Prior to joining Astris, Rafael spent two years in Private Equity at Artesia, where he led several buy-side investment analysis of companies in a wide range of different sectors, such as consumer goods, health care services, education and agribusiness, as well as assisted senior management during several acquisition processes. Prior to his tenure with Artesia, Rafael worked at Standard & Poor’s, performing corporate credit risk analysis. At Astris, Rafael has been very active in the energy sector in Brazil: he has been involved as lead modeler and assisted throughout execution of several M&A and project finance transactions in the transmission line and power sectors. Rafael also participated in cross-border M&A transactions in the same sectors.

Rafael holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar). He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Juan P. Hernandez

Juan Pablo Hernandez joined Astris Finance early in 2013. Since then he has participated in several infrastructure projects such as the financing of the Audi Platform in Puebla and the Circuito Interior in Mexico City, assisting senior management in the preparation of documents at all stages of the projects. In addition Juan Pablo has been very active in the energy sector where he has assisted in the structuring of a hydroelectric power plant and has been lead modeler in solar and gas pipeline projects for international sponsors.

Juan Pablo has a BA in Applied Mathematics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). He is fluent in Spanish and English.

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