Agere’s Essence: Agere makes projects happen. We like to believe and procure that things get done. We are independence, experience, compromise, believe, we are credibility

Agere, has been founded by a group of highly qualified and experienced Corporate and Investment Banking professionals, with over 50 years of combined successful dedication to the provision of Debt, Equity and Strategic consultancy and advisory from positions in investment banking or corporate management in the Energy and Infrastructure Sectors.

It is our strong belief that, the combination of our demonstrated experience, senior management dedication and our values, underpinned by honesty, integrity, commitment, confidentiality and trust, represent a powerful tool to our clients success.

Vicente Jorro

Vicente has more than 20 years of experience in Corporate Finance. Prior to founding Agere, Vicente held senior roles including: 2015-2016 Head of Business Development at Alantra Infrastructure Asset Management, 2011-2013 Global CFO of the Abengoa Group, 2009-2011 Head of Corporate Finance of Abengoa Concession Business and 2002-2009 Head of Structured Financing of Group Abengoa. Vicente has been responsible for structuring, negotiating, executing and closing debt and equity transaction in the energy sector for a value of over US $ 14bn

Prior to his senior roles at Alantra and Abengoa, Vicente was a senior consultant at PwC Financial Risk and Treasury, and prior to that he had 2 years of experience as senior credit officer in different banks including HSBC, BBVA and ING in Switzerland and France.

Vicente was Member of the MedGrid Finance Working Group until 2013. Vicente holds a Bachelor of Finance from the European Business School (London-Paris). Languages ​​(Proficiency Level): Spanish, English and French.

Vicente Jorro has been a guest lecturer in finance at McDonough Business School at Georgetown University in Washington DC and at IAG PUC-Rio in.

Founding Partner

Verena Batschkus

Specialized in the Energy and Infrastructure sectors, with 8 years of experience in both industries through execution of transactions in an Investment Bank and 12 years in Corporate Finance. Prior to joining Agere, Verena held senior roles including: 2006–2018 CFO of Pillar Group BV, producer of silicon wafers for photovoltaic applications, 2002-2006 Senior Vice President of the Project Finance department of the German Bank HVB in Madrid and 1998–2002 Vice President in the Global Project Finance Department of HVB in Munich, Germany and London, UK.

Verena studied agricultural engineering from 1990 to 1997 at Munich’s Technical University and terminated as PhD. From 2012 to 2017 she studied Spanish law at Universidad Europea de Madrid and is member of Madrid’s bar association of lawyers. Languages (Proficiency Level): German, Spanish and English. Basic knowledge of French, Italian and Russian.

Verena was invited to teach at Escuela de Finanzas Aplicadas in Madrid in the module of International Finance.

Executive Partner

Luis Romanos

Luis counts with c20 years of professional experience, most of his career in Investment Banking, jointly with a period as a manager in a Spanish company.

In Investment Banking, Luis has experience in several fields. He worked 8 years as M&A advisor across a broad range of industry sectors (mainly in Spain but also in Italy, France, Portugal, Poland and Brazil). He also worked in structured finance at Banco Espírito Santo de Investimento (now Haitong), leading Leveraged Finance deals in Spain as MLA with Private Equity funds, as well as more recently in Project Finance within the investment banking team at Bankinter (mainly in renewable energy projects in Spain). Luis also counts with experience in debt restructuring, as advisor in distress & special situations as well as in debt capital markets in Spain.

In his management experience, Luis has been CFO and Corporate Development Director of Gebomsa, a Spanish mid-size construction services company, managing teams in Spain, Portugal, Poland and Brazil. Luis leaded several debt restructuring deals, taking the responsibility of long term financing as well as the relationship with banks and shareholders. Luis was also in charge of the company’s inorganic growth, leading acquisitions in Poland and Brazil, as well as the reorganization of the company’s finance department. Luis acted as a member of the board in the holding company in Spain as well as in the subsidiaries in Portugal, Poland and Brazil.

Luis holds a degree in Economics from the University of Zaragoza and an MBA (2-year full-time program) from IESE at Barcelona.

Executive Partner

Eduardo Esteban

Specialist with experience in management and financing of international assets in the energy and infra sectors. During the last three years Eduardo has been responsible for the Abengoa’s Asset Management Division and was actively involved in the global company restructuring process. In the previous years, Eduardo was also in Abengoa:

2015-2017: Deputy Managing Director for Latam

2012-2014: Structured Finance Director for Latam

He also worked as Finance Manager for the Abengoa’s Mexican subsidiary

Director

Geetanksha Chawla

MBA in Finance from Fortune Institute of International Business, approved by AICTE

Worked as a Financial Modeller with F1F9 India Pvt. Ltd, one of the largest financial model building firm, on a variety of projects ranging from infrastructure, energy to port models

Worked as a Senior Analyst with EY Global, where my role involved reviewing financial models, creating written reports, highlighting errors and performing check on model documents and loan agreements.

Analyst

Ana Giménez

Bachelor degree in business administration and marketing in ESIC Business and Marketing School. Exchange Program in France during the degree.

Internship:  Agere

Marketing

Elena Corchete

Master in Finance from AFI School of Finance

Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering, specialized in airports and air transport from Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Internship: Accenture & Agere.

Intern

Hiian Pires Miranda

International specialist with more than 20 years of experience in finance in energy sector .

2016-2021: Structured Finance Manager at Piamont Partners Advisory and Consulting. Activities Performed: financial modeling, Update of Economic and Financial Model of The Isolux Brazil Group’s Energy Transmission Projects for Regulatory and Budget issues and business plan for energy transmission projects and working capital structuring.

2010-2015: Structured Finance Manager at Abengoa Brasil. Update of Economic and Financial Model of The Isolux Brazil Group’s Energy Transmission Projects for Regulatory and Budget issues. Responsible for communication with investors, rating agencies and BNDES, responsible for the pricing of the Bonds and participation in the Boards of Directors.

Managing Director

Thibaud Vincendon

Specialist in foreing trade and investment projects, International specialist with more than 14 years of experience in finance and more than 9 years of experience in energy industry (Oil & Gas and green hydrogen).

2019-2021: Commercial Manager North Africa – Asia Pacific for Neptune Energy, based in Paris. Lead upstream commercial, financial analysis and negotiation activity in North Africa, Australia and Indonesia.

2015-2019:CFO and Commercial Manager for ENGIE E&P and Neptune Energy in Indonesia for a major gas exploration and production field in Indonesia (Jangkrik project / 4BUS$ budget).

2012-2015: Head of Internal Control for ENGIE (GNL Mejillones) in Chile. Supervising Internal Control, Audit and Insurance activities of a 700MUSD regasification plant, including a 200MUSD onshore storage tank construction project.

2011-2012: Senior IFRS Expert in EY Chile.

2008-2011:Senior Auditor in EY Luxembourg.

Previously, he worked at PwC as Financial advisor and as Internal Controller in BBH Bank in Luxembourg.

Senior Level Independent Advisor

Carlos de Cevallos

Specialist in foreing trade and investment projects, with more tan 30 years of experience in bilateral and multilateral financing.

Former General Director of España Expansión Exterior S.A., Company attached to the Secretary of State for Commerce of Spain.

Bachelor of Engineering from the Pontificia Comillas ICAI University.

Senior Level Independent Advisor

Carlos de Lemus

Corporate finance and capital markets specialist with more than 14 years of experience. In-depth knowledge of investment banking products and solutions. Experience leading internal teams as well as external international advisors.

Senior Level Independent Advisor

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