Luis A. Rodriguez is a Director at Nova Capital where he’s focused on raising debt and equity financing. Luis has nearly 20 years of capital markets and investment banking experience. He has spent his career originating and structuring loans, bonds and equity offerings. He has completed over one hundred transactions as a global banker at Banco Santander and as an issuer at Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX).
Luis was an Executive Director in the Debt and Equity Capital Markets team at Santander Global Banking & Markets in Mexico from 2006 to 2015. Prior to joining Santander, he worked for PEMEX from 1999 to 2006 where he was responsible for capital markets structuring and execution. During his time at Santander he led a team responsible for originating, structuring and executing international and local capital markets transactions for Mexican, European and Latin American corporate clients from a broad range of industries. He has been particularly active in the real estate, infrastructure and energy sectors. His team became one of the top 10 underwriters of debt securities in Latin America.
Mr. Rodriguez has led numerous innovative capital market transactions including the first wind farm project bond in Latin America for Acciona Renovables (US$300mm), the first global bond for a Mexican REIT for Fibra Uno (US$1.0 billion) and the first global MXN notes for Mexican toll road operator Red de Carreteras de Occidente (Mx$7.5 billion). He has also advised global private equity funds in raising capital from institutional investors.
Luis Rodriguez has been a frequent speaker at the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV) and at the Mexican Association of Private Equity Funds (Amexcap). Mr. Rodriguez has been a guest lecturer at the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). Mr. Rodriguez holds an MBA in International Business from the University of Bristol in the UK and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM). Mr. Rodriguez is fluent in Spanish and English.