We are specialists in international business expansion
We are Aconcagua Partners, a London based advisory firm and joint venture partner with strong roots in Latin America. Our focus is on the internationalisation of companies between LATAM and Europe.
We combine more than forty years of experience and international exposure working with large multinationals, SMEs and governments from both regions to create the framework and the tool set that allow us to accelerate the international expansion of a company.
Cristian graduated in Business Management with orientation in Agribusiness and started his career as Marketing Manager at Finca Santa Carolina in Chile. He moved to London in 2001 and obtained his Master's Degree in International Negotiations from the University of London in 2008. He was Director of ProChile London between 2010 and 2015. During his time in ProChile he was instrumental in the internationalisation of several Chilean companies and the introduction of Chilean products and services to the British market. He was founding member of the Latin American Trade and Investment Association (LATIA) and served as Chairman of the Board between 2013-14 and Vice Chairman between 2014-15. He was also member of the Advisory Board at TECHO.
Cristian co-founded Aconcagua Partners in 2017.
Shared values brought us together. We combine a solid professional experience with extensive international exposure.
Ignacio graduated as Telecommunications Engineer in 2001 and obtained his MBA at Imperial College London in 2011 with an orientation in entrepreneurship and venture capital.
He held several executive positions in multinational companies such as Telefónica and Siemens, and in small and medium-sized enterprises in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and the UK. He also worked with British investors and collaborated with the Argentine government in the promotion of foreign direct investment to Argentina. Between 2013-14 he was Vice Chairman of LATIA and Chairman between 2014-15. He lives in London since 2007 and has been independent advisor in the internationalisation of European and Latin American companies since 2012. He co-founded Aconcagua Partners in 2017.
Oliver graduated in Business Administration and began his career in a family business making the leap to the corporate world through Goldman Sachs, Roland Berger and Bain & Company. During his consulting years he accumulated ample experience in the corporate business world in Europe, Latin America and Africa. He lives in London since 2015 when he joined the founding team of Doctify in the United Kingdom, first as COO, then as CFO and finally as CEO managing to scale the company through successive rounds of venture capital investment until its sale in 2018.
He is a founding member of Connect-ARUK and recently joined the management team of Aconcagua Partners.
Helping your business enter new markets is what we do
We support our clients from project inception to business operation.
Our experience allows us to accelerate the learning curve and speed up the transition
between stages of the internationalisation process.
We have identified some patterns among the universe of Latin American and European companies
we have been working with, and have grouped our service in 3 independent blocks, based on the market entry strategies linked to those patterns, and the level of involvement these strategies demand from us.
We incorporate your company, provide you with a local registration address, manage the opening of a bank account in the name of your company and sort most of the hurdles associated with getting started in a new market.
You want to set a foot in Europe or LATAM
but you don't know where to start ...
We register your company, provide you with a legal local address in your target market, manage the opening of a bank account in the name of your company, etc.
Do you need to set a foot in Europe
or Latin America?
We operate as agents or representatives of your company in the target market. We identify and liaise with distribution channels and we concentrate on driving demand towards your products and services.
You want to export but need a local
representative to drive demand ...
We look for companies with potential to develop into global players. We create an investable vehicle in Europe to take advantage of the different sources of private capital in the continent; and we become equity partners, sharing the risks and benefits associated with penetrating new markets.
You need a local partner to navigate the new market and help you to scale your company ...
We want to improve the success rate of Latin American companies entering the European market. But we also want to ease the way for European companies to do business in LATAM.
Because we were born and grew professionally in Latin America, we know the potential of the region to create world-class enterprises.
Because we have been doing business development for over 15 years in Europe, we know the idiosyncrasy of this market and its ability to project into the world.
If you are a Latin American company seeking to expand in Europe, or a European company looking to expand in Latin America, Aconcagua Partners is your natural partner.
Visit some of our case studies to visualise what we can do for you.