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).
"It is always a pleasure working with Aquaa Partners – they are consummate professionals"
"Aquaa Partners prepared us for an extremely effective process and their advice and depth of experience helped us conclude a great deal for all parties involved"
"We’ve been on quite a growth journey over the past several years and Aquaa Partners provided us with invaluable information, insights and strategic advice along the way. When it came to execution support, Paul and his team were excellent – committed, dedicated and always went the extra mile. They never took their eye off the goal of helping us achieve a win-win, transformative transaction."
"Aquaa Partners has been instrumental as an advisor to us on this transaction. From day one they helped us prepare for our Series A funding, including patiently managing all the ups and downs of the process, while still tenaciously focusing on getting us over the finish line. They were a great team player and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future."
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