Mr Nicolau specialises in M&A, debt and equity capital markets transactions and banking and finance. He is a leading expert in assisting underwriters and issuers in debt and equity offerings in Mexico and abroad. He has participated in many of the largest public Mexican M&A transactions, and advises foreign and domestic private equity funds on a regular basis. He has assisted numerous international financial entities in setting up their Mexican operations.

He is currently a member of the board of directors of Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, UBS Asesores, Papalote Museo del Niño and Grupo Posadas. He is also a member of the investment committee of Ignia Fund. Currently, he serves as President of Fulbright Mexico’s board of trustees, is a member of the board of trustees of the Indian Mountain School (Lakeville, Connecticut) and a member of the Supervisory Board of the Mexican Stock Exchange.

Career: Joined Ritch Mueller in 1990, partner since then. Foreign associate at Johnson & Gibbs, Dallas and Shearman & Sterling, New York. CFO at Vitro, SA, 2001–2002. Law degree – Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico; master’s in law, Fulbright scholar  – Columbia University.

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Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC

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