MIAMI, March 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Antarctica Advisors International Corp, a leading US-based Food Industry-focused independent investment banking firm, announced today the opening of its new office in Santiago, Chile. The office in Chile will support Antarctica's growth in South America and allow the firm to better service its corporate clients in the region, offering knowledge-based transaction advisory services in the Food sector.
Antarctica's experienced corporate advisory team provides its clients in the general Food sector with a wide range of investment banking services. In addition, Antarctica maintains a highly specialized Seafood Industry M&A practice, unique to the investment banking industry, with a recognized track record of deal origination and successful execution in the region, having advised clients such as Camanchaca, AquaChile, Congelados Pacifico, Cooke Aquaculture, Nippon Suissan and Robinson Crusoe.
The Chile office will be headed by Mr. Fernando Araya, an investment banking veteran with over 20 years of experience who previously served as General Manager of Rabobank in Chile. During his tenure at Rabobank (1996 – 2011), Mr. Araya led the bank's local Corporate Finance/M&A team. Prior to joining Antarctica, he had established a local firm providing independent advisory to multinational Food companies in South America. His past professional experience also includes senior-level positions at JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Araya has advised an extensive arrange of clients, including Multiexport, Salmofood and IANSA, and seats at the board of a number of Chilean Food companies.
Ignacio Kleiman, Managing Partner of the firm commented: "The opening of our new office in Santiago, Chile significantly strengthens and expands our firm's capabilities in South America. We are extremely pleased that Mr. Araya has agreed to lead this office as Country Head".
About Antarctica Advisors
Antarctica Advisors is an independent strategic and financial advisory firm formed by a group of seasoned investment bankers with expertise in M&A advisory and capital raising. Antarctica's team of experienced professionals provides corporate clients with knowledge-based, senior-level financial and strategic advice. Antarctica's offices are strategically located in Miami (Florida) and Santiago (Chile) providing close connection to its corporate clients in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Antarctica is a member of Clairfield, a global corporate finance partnership.
For further information on Antarctica Advisors please visit www.AntarcticaINTL.com
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