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Cristóbal Salas

Cristóbal is a Lead Investment Officer, Equity and Mezzanine Finance Investments Team at IDB Invest, which he joined in 2018. He is responsible for developing, negotiating and implementing investment structures that include venture capital. Before joining the IDB Group, he worked as Investment Director at Latin American Partners (LAP). He was on the investment team at LAP México, where he acquired experience in creating, structuring and monitoring investments in various sectors in the region, including transportation, energy, water and sanitation, agriculture and telecommunications. He previously held the position of Vice President at Stephens Cori Capital Advisors. He has extensive experience in investment banking, Latin American markets and management of equity investment funds in the transportation and telecommunications sectors. Cristóbal earned a master’s degree in business administration from George Mason University (USA) and a professional degree in business administration from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey - ITESM (Mexico).

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Six Reasons Why Your Company Should Consider Mezzanine Debt

Mezzanine instruments fit right between traditional senior secured debt and old-fashioned equity, both in terms of risk and returns. If structured properly, they may do wonders for companies, especially those struggling to secure financing in the current economic context.

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Latin America & the Caribbean Has a Truck Problem, But the Solution is on its Way

The region's trucking industry is gigantic, and inefficient, with shippers struggling to find available trucks and carriers struggling with driver security and limited working capital. The potential for tech disruption is clear, and startups are filling the void with online marketplaces.