Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank today announces the appointment of Gonzalo Ardura to lead Investment Banking in Spain. Barclays presence in Spain dates back 47 years.
Gonzalo, with 18 years of investment banking experience, extensive client relationships and strong leadership skills, will continue the momentum and further grow the business in Spain in his new role.
Gonzalo joined the Investment Banking team in Spain in 2009 and was promoted to Managing Director in 2018. During his career at Barclays, he has been instrumental in the origination and execution of many of the most relevant transactions in the Spanish market, including taking Masmovil private and the subsequent acquisition of Euskaltel, the €7 billion rights issue of Cellnex, and more recently the entry of KKR Infra as minority shareholder in Reintel.
Pier Luigi Colizzi, Head of Investment Banking, Continental Europe and Co-Head of M&A at Barclays commented: “Growing revenues across Europe is a strategic priority for the Investment Banking division, and our franchise in Spain has been one of the key drivers of recent success for the European platform. The team has worked hard to deepen and broaden client relationships, resulting in Barclays playing a leading role in several landmark transactions and increasing market share across all products, consolidating its position as a top 5 player in Spain.”
Alvaro Portanet, CEO Barclays Spain, commented: “Spain is a market where Barclays has grown successfully thanks to a dedicated customer-centric team, in which Gonzalo has been pivotal. He will continue driving the franchise’s growth, providing solutions to corporate and institutional clients as they face unique challenges in this volatile market environment.”