Paul Cuatrecasas Founder & Partner

Paul Cuatrecasas

About Paul

Paul's background

Paul Cuatrecasas is the Founder and Partner 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).

Additional information

  • MBA Columbia University Roswell C. McCrea Scholarship
  • BA Wake Forest University
  • Dual US & UK citizenship
  • Speaks fluent Spanish.
Paul Cuatrecasas LinkedIn Profile
Email me
"Aquaa Partners' why is to perceive the dots and connect them so that the path to true value realisation is paved"

Transaction history