Willie Martin is a Managing Director at Knightsbridge Partners, responsible for running the Private Capital Advisory group.
He is a highly experienced investment banker with extensive track record in M&A and fundraising for Private Equity, for which he counts with an extensive database of LP relationships in Asia, Middle East and Latin America.
Prior to Knightsbridge Partners, Mr Martin worked for a number of blue chip companies including PWC (Argentina/Brazil), DrKW (UK), JPMorgan (UK) and HSBC (UK) as well as medium sized advisors and corporates – IBPartners (Chile/Colombia).
Mr. Martin raised $500m for US/EU-based PE firms across a variety of strategies (buy-out, venture capital, energy, secondaries, real estate and agribusiness) and closed M&A deals in a variety of sectors (logistics, motorways, retail, banking, pharma) and countries (Germany, Spain, UK, France, Argentina, Chile, Colombia) with a value of US$10b; representing both financial and strategic buyers and sellers. Some of these transactions are among the largest transactions in their countries or sectors in Europe or South America.
Mr. Martin received his BA and CPA degree from the University of Buenos Aires, completed a Masters in Finance Degree at Di Tella University (Argentina, 1996) and an MBA from London Business School (UK, 2000).