Pedro brings 16 years of investment banking experience, most recently as Portfolio Manager at Arcano Partners, where he managed a newly created closed-end fund, originating and executing Spanish mid-market private debt transactions. Before Arcano, he worked in advisory and lending at Santander, based in London, Madrid and Sao Paulo. Pedro joins a growing Debt Advisory business led by 24 senior colleagues already established across Europe, Asia and the US.  

Pedro is the 5th senior hire for DC Advisory’s Debt Advisory & Restructuring practice over the past two years following the hires of Jesús Trigueros Gutiérrez, Director from BNP Paribas, Pietro Ziliotti, Director from Houlihan Lokey, Executive Director Ed Kulik and Director Brad Knudtson, both joining from PJT Partners. 

Manuel Zulueta, CEO, DC Advisory Spain, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Pedro on board in Madrid. He brings a wealth of European mid-market debt expertise to our Debt Advisory team at a time when our clients across Europe are facing unprecedented financing challenges. With Pedro’s capabilities and experience in the Spanish debt market, we are confident that our Debt Advisory team will continue to grow from strength to strength and make a difference for our clients in Spain and internationally.” 


Joaquín Gonzalo, Managing Director, DC Advisory Spain, said: “Pedro’s hire will strengthen our Debt Advisory team and I have no doubt someone with his outstanding track record will be a great benefit to our clients, as we aim to offer the right advice in an increasingly challenging environment. Welcome to the team, Pedro!” 


Pedro Afán de Ribera, Executive Director, DC Advisory Spain, said: “I’m excited to be joining DC Advisory’s growing Debt Advisory practice and am thrilled to work with such a highly regarded, growing international team, to deliver solutions to our clients’ complex challenges.” 


This marks the 29th senior hire for the international firm in 24 months as DC Advisory, along with shareholder Daiwa Securities Inc., continues to invest in the acquisition of top talent to deliver the premier, mid-market full-service investment bank, globally.

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