NEWS

LIV Capital invests in logistics company Logyt

LIV Capital invests in Anima Estudios

LIV Capital invests in E-commerce company Linio

An Interview with Alex Rossi and Humberto Zesati

Since 2000, the LIV Capital team
has built a successful track record of investing
in high growth companies in Mexico.

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About Us



We optimise value creation through close collaboration with our investee companies.
We have extensive experience in the Technology, Media, Telecoms and Business services sectors.
We have a solid base of distinguished institutional and private investors.

Meet our team

With more than 85 years of combined experience, LIV Capital’s team is a group
of seasoned professionals with strong track record and regional experience.




Humberto Zesati Responsive
  • Humberto Zesati has over 17 years of Venture Capital and Private Equity investment experience in Mexico and the U.S. mainly in the TMT and services sectors. Since 2006, Mr. Zesati has been the Managing Partner and co-founder of Latin Idea Ventures, the platform for Fund II, LIMOF and future investment vehicles. In January 2000, he became the CEO and Founding Partner of Latin Idea.com, L.L.C., the predecessor of Latin Idea Ventures, now LIV Capital. Previously, from 1996 to 1999, Mr. Zesati was the co-CEO and co-Founding Partner of VPN Desarollo Inmobiliario S.A. de C.V., a leading Mexican real estate developer. From 1993 to 1996, he was a Managing Partner in Grupo Infinitti, S.A. de C.V., a tourism-oriented real estate development company. After graduating from college, Mr. Zesati was Finance Manager at Periódico Ovaciones, one of Mexico’s leading newspapers.

    Mr. Zesati received an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BA in Economics from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico. He sits on the board of directors of several Mexican companies and is fluent in Spanish and English.

Humberto Zesati

Managing Partner

Alex R. Rossi Responsive
  • Alexander R. Rossi has over 24 years of Private Equity and Investment Banking experience in the U.S. and Latin America, where he has successfully completed over 50 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of U.S. $3.5 billion. Mr. Rossi is co-founder and Managing Partner of Latin Idea Ventures, now LIV Capital. Previously, Mr. Rossi was Managing Director and head of Latin America for Communications Equity Associates, LLC (CEA), a merchant and investment bank specialized in the media, communications and technology sectors. Mr. Rossi has also been Vice President at Bancomer Securities International, a Mexican investment bank, where Mr. Rossi focused on Mexican Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance transactions. Prior to that, Mr. Rossi was an Associate with the Latin American Group at Smith Barney, Inc. Additionally, Mr. Rossi spent two years in Argentina with the boutique investment banking firm, Prefinex S.A. He was trained as an Analyst in Corporate Finance at Paine Webber Incorporated.

    Currently Mr. Rossi sits on the boards of various Mexican companies; is a board member and President of the VC Committee of AMEXCAP (Asociación Mexicana de Capital Privado); presides over the Access to Capital Subcommittee of the MUSEIC (the Mexico-USA Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council) and is member of the LAVCA VC Council and EMPEA Latin American Council. Mr. Rossi received an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BA in Economics and Art History from Williams College. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Alex R. Rossi

Managing Partner

Miguel Ángel Dávila Responsive
  • Miguel Ángel Dávila has over 24 years of professional experience and is recognized as one of Mexico’s most successful entrepreneurs. In late 2009, Mr. Dávila joined Latin Idea as Partner. From 1993 to 2008, he was co-founder and CEO of Cinemex, one of the largest and most successful venture capital investments in Mexico and has a proven track record in developing a company from a business plan to a large, profitable and institutionalized business with over US$140 million in revenues. Throughout his entire career, Mr. Dávila has participated as an angel investor in several businesses related to the service sector such as Grupo Impulsor Prado Norte and Tiendas 3B. From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Davila worked as business analyst in McKinsey & Company in the Mexico City office.

    Mr. Dávila received an MBA from Harvard Business School in Boston, MA, and a CPA degree from ITAM in Mexico City. He is currently an active member of several institutions that promote the entrepreneurial activity such as Endeavor Mexico and Endeavor “Global Advisory Board” and sits on the board of directors of several Mexican companies. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Miguel Ángel Dávila

Managing Partner

Mariana Romero Responsive
  • Mariana Romero has more than 7 years of legal experience in corporate finance with a focus on Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Capital Markets among others. Prior to joining LIV in May 2013, Mariana was an Associate at Chadbourne & Parke, LLP, where she advised clients on general corporate matters and was involved in the design and implementation of corporate mechanisms. While there, she was instrumental in the design of investment funds through Mexican and foreign entities, and focused primarily on the organization and direction of Limited Partnerships. Mariana has represented issuers, underwriters, and servicers in public offerings, as well as lenders and borrowers in structured credit facilities.

    Ms. Romero received her law degree summa cum laude from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

Mariana Romero

General Counsel

René Chavarría Responsive
  • René Chavarría joined LIV in 2013 as a Financial Controller and has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance (government and private) enterprise administration. He has worked at the National Retirement Savings System ComMs.ion (CONSAR) as a World Bank Loan Manager and Economic Studies Subdirector. Also he has collaborated at Global Star de México (Worldwide Telecommunication Services leader) as a Financial and Strategic Planning Subdirector and at Bodegas La Negrita (National Wine Distributor Leader) as CFO.

    Mr. Chavarría has a degree in Business Administration and a Finance Master Degree from “Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

René Chavarría

Controller

Sofie Hamilton Responsive
  • Sofie Hamilton joined LIV Capital in May 2014 to be responsible for Investor Relations. Prior to joining LIV, Sofie spent the last three years heading up the IR function for ePlanet Capital, a global venture capital firm. Previously, she worked with Private Equity firms Hamilton Lane and Greenpark Capital, and has six years of experience as a management consultant with PA Consulting Group, where she focused on strategy assignments in the telecoms and energy sectors in Europe and Emerging Markets.

    Ms Hamilton holds an MSc in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics. She is fluent in English, Swedish and is currently learning Spanish.

Sofie Hamilton

Investor Relations

Thomas Baldwin Responsive
  • Tom Baldwin joined LIV as a Senior Associate in 2014. Previously, Tom was an Associate at Valor Capital Group, a venture fund focused on early-to-late stage Brazilian technology companies. Prior to Valor, Tom spent three years working in the investment banking and equity research divisions of Goldman, Sachs & Co in New York City. Tom also spent a year acting as Chief of Staff at African Leadership Academy, a Johannesburg-based venture that seeks to identify and develop Africa’s next generation of leaders. 

    Tom holds an AB, Magna Cum Laude, in International Relations from Brown University, an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Wharton School. He speaks fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Thomas Baldwin

Senior Associate

Lea Díaz Responsive
  • Lea Díaz has 3 years of Financial experience in México. Ms. Diaz joined LIV in September 2011. Previously, from 2010 to 2011 Ms. Diaz worked as a junior analyst at Credit Suisse in the investment banking group.

    In 2010 Ms. Diaz received a BA in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Lea Díaz

Senior Analyst

Augustin Guéret Responsive
  • Augustin Guéret has 3 years of Finance and Venture Capital experience in México, Paris and Buenos Aires. He joined LIV in March 2014. Prior to joining the Fund, Mr. Guéret worked as analyst for Venture Partners in México, Crédit Agricole CIB in Argentina, and BNP Paribas in Paris.

    Mr. Guéret graduated a BA and received an MSc in Finance and International Business from the University Paris Dauphine. He is fluent in English, Spanish and French.

Augustin Guéret

Senior Analyst

Victor Basaguren Responsive
  • Victor Basaguren has over 2 years experience leading start-up companies and projects. He joined LIV Capital in June 2014. Prior to working in the Fund, Mr. Basaguren directed Maquimetalica S.A. de C.V., a sheet metal transformation company. Additionally he created the Ibero International Sustainability Congress where he acted as president of the organising committee.

    Mr. Basaguren received a BA in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City in 2013. He was elected president of the Chemical Engineering Student’s Association. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Victor Basaguren

Analyst

Santiago de la Vega Responsive
  • Santiago de la Vega has 1+ years of Financial Experience in Wholesale Banking and Project Finance. Mr. de la Vega joined LIV in 2014. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. De la Vega worked in a one-year rotation program
    at the wholesale banking division for Banorte-IXE, Mexican Commercial Bank.  

    In 2014, Mr. de la Vega received a BA in Industrial Engineering from
    Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Santiago de la Vega

Analyst

Andrés Valencia Responsive
  • Mr. Valencia joined LIV as an Analyst in September 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Valencia was President of Zlingo in Mexico, where he built and led a team of experts in the academic sector to roll out a first-of-its-kind e-learning platform aimed to disrupt the public education in the country.  Preceding Zlingo, Mr. Valencia had exposure to different industries including telecommunication, logistics, renewable energy, start-ups/entrepreneurship and investment banking.

    In 2014 Mr. Valencia received a BS in Economics-Finance and LSM in Earth, Environmental and Global Sustainability with a minor in Marketing from Bentley University. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Andrés Valencia

Analyst

Miriam Corona Responsive
  • Miriam Corona joined LIV in 2014 as Office Manager. She has over 23 years’ experience in marketing, promotion, public relations and administration; her experience ranges from sports channels, pay television systems, film companies, real estate and customer loyalty plans. In 1999, Ms. Corona was involved in the launch of Fox Sports Latin America, in 2007 she participated in the relaunch of the loyalty program Invitado Especial Cinemex, and in 2010 she led the Marketing and Administrative area of ​​the company that created the first loyalty program for a government in Latin America.
     
    Her experience also includes operational and management processes with for example Fox Television Group and Mexico Retail Properties, where she worked with the consolidation of the operation and management of shopping centers, and was responsible for successfully managing the assigned resources.

Miriam Corona

Office Manager

Rebeca Commesse Responsive
  • Rebeca Commesse has more than 5 years of experience in administrative areas. She joined LIV in 2014 as Receptionist and Administrative Assistant for all areas. She has previously worked as a Sales Assistant, engaging in Import and Export processes dealing with Mexican companies that had business in Europe and Asia.

    She is fluent in English and Spanish and currently her main interest is concluding her studies in French as a third language that will complement her performance in administrative activities and customer service.

Rebeca Commesse

Administrative Assistant


 

Portfolio

Logyt participates with its clients in the design and operation of efficient supply chains services including those for point-of-sale planning, procurement, manufacturing, and logistics.

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The leading Mexico-based B2C general merchandising e-commerce platform with operations also in Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela.

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Anima Estudios is the leading digital animation studio in Latin America focused on the creation of proprietary content as well as in the production of digital animated films, television series, animated short films for Internet and mobile platforms.

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Leading provider of mobile banking and mobile payments solutions in the Latin American region. The Company primarily operates in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia.

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Commercializes and delivers high-quality cinema advertising through the use of digital signage content software and various digital network technologies. The Company also owns and commercializes a digital billboard network.

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Producing Mexico’s first high-performance niche sports car, the Mastretta MXT.

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Through its proprietary technology platform, DITO, provides electronic invoice management, invoice issuance services and on-line factoring solutions.

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Provider of mission critical metropolitan connectivity and outsourced IT services to medium and large-sized Mexican enterprise and government customers.

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