Aquaa Partners Senior Management2018-06-21T18:28:04+00:00

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Paul Cuatrecasas is the Founder and CEO of Aquaa Partners




Paul Cuatrecasas is the Founder and CEO of Aquaa Partners. Previously he was the Founder and a Partner of Alegro Capital from 2003-2010. Previous to Alegro, Paul was the co-founder and Managing Director of ARC Associates from 1993-2003. (ARC Associates was a leading independent London-based TMT mergers and acquisitions advisory practice with a full range of blue chip and entrepreneurial clients including Sonera, Cable & Wireless, Apax, Marconi, Equant, ICL, KKR, Permira and BT, amongst others).

Paul has directly or indirectly completed over 40 M&A transactions around the world worth over $6 billion and over 50 corporate finance advisory and strategic consultancy assignments. He has directly or indirectly originated and structured over 15 private placements of equity capital raising over $500 million. He also directed the ARC investment programme and achieved a historical professional investment track record over 50% IRR from 1994 to 2000.

Prior to ARC Associates, Paul was a Senior Associate with Arkwright Capital (ex-Bain & Co. partners), an M&A and Corporate Finance advisory firm in London (1991-1993) and with GE Capital in their LBO and Restructuring Group in New York (1989-1991).

Paul holds an MBA from Columbia University where he was awarded the Roswell C. McCrea Scholarship and a BA from Wake Forest University. Paul holds dual US and UK citizenship and speaks fluent Spanish.

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Chris Malcolm is a Director at Aquaa Partners having joined the firm in 2018. Previously he was CFO at Scoop Retail Technologies. Prior to Scoop, Chris has had over 15 years of M&A investment banking advisory experience. His investment banking experience primarily focused on covering the global Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) sector at institutions such as Societe Generale, Nomura and Lehman Brothers.

Chris has completed M&A and capital raising transactions across the TMT space with an aggregate value in excess of €25bn.

Chris holds an MSc in Economics & Finance from the University of Warwick and a BSc in Economics from the University of Bath.

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