Santiago Muchinik is a New York-based Managing Director and has been with the firm since 2015. He focuses on serving Abadi & Co.’s investment banking clients in North America and Latin America, developing thoughtful designed solutions to overcome clients’ financial challenges and meet their strategic goals. He works on a range of transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, debt & equity capital markets issues, recapitalizations and restructurings and special situations. Over the course of his career, Santiago has developed extensive relationships with corporates, financials and investors across the U.S., Latin America and Europe – including banks, hedge funds and family offices. He has considerable experience working on real estate, credit and private equity transactions.
Santiago was a Managing Director at Buenos Aires-based investment firm, Knightsbridge Partners, from 2013 to 2017. He analyzed and structured numerous investments for Knighsbridge’s predominantly Latin American clients. Prior to joining Abadi & Co., he also worked as an Associate at Axia Ventures, a Latin American private equity group focused on Brazil and Argentina. As part of this role, he managed the fund raising for Axia’s Latin American Fund and worked on transactions in the Internet, Biotechnology and SaaS sectors. Santiago began his career as a Financial Analyst at Banco Columbia. During his time at the bank, he designed strategies for the FX, money market and derivatives proprietary trading desks. Santiago also worked extensively within the bank’s Asset Liability Management (ALM) group, producing reports for the ALM committee on GAP, VAR, term structure, short term liquidity and stress tests.
He previously served as a Director on the Board of the Oxford and Cambridge Argentina Alumni Association. Santiago earned his MSc in Financial Economics from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and a BSc in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires. He is fluent in Spanish.