BANICOL : Investment Banking


Diego Calderon

Diego Calderon

Diego Calderón has more than 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and financial transactions.

Before founding BANICOL, he was Vice President of Inverlink S.A. and Consultant at McKinsey and Co.

He has executed investment banking advisory assignments in various sectors, including: healthcare, regulated and non-regulated financial institutions, education, gas distribution, logistics, public transportation, retail, beverages, hospitality, road infrastructure, food, media, among others.

Industrial Engineer, Universidad de Los Andes


Selected Experience
in Mergers and Acquisitions

Sale of 100% of Avidanti to Patria Investments.
Sale of a stake in Redcol to Ashmore Colombia
Acquisition of 74% of Crezcamos S.A.
Sale of real estate of the Instituto del Corazón de Floridablanca to Goldman Sachs (USD 28 million)
Sale of Colegio Vermont de Medellín to Redcol
Acquisition of Colegio La Arboleda de Cali by Redcol
Ashmore's acquisition of the British School of Cartagena
Sale of 100% of Bogota Beer Company to AB InBev
Sale of 40.2% of Diarcorsas (now Avidanti) to Ashmore Colombia
Acquisition of Microfinanzas y Desarrollo Asesoría by Credivalores
Sale of 25% of the Sheraton Bogotá Hotel
Sale of Pintos S.A. to Armonía
Sale of 26% of Easy Solutions to Progresa Capital
Advised Coca Cola Femsa in the merger of 5 companies in Colombia.
Sale of a stake in Banco Colpatria to GE Money
Sale of 100% of Confinanciera CFC to Banco Davivienda
Sale of 50% of Teleset to Sony Pictures International
Sale of Landers & Cia (a subsidiary of Kraft)

Selected Experience in Financing and Others

Financing from the Cardiovascular Foundation of Colombia for USD 80 million for the construction of the International Center of Specialists (CIE).
Diacorsas financing for USD 40 million for the construction of a hospital in Ciudad Verde (Soacha).
Financing of USD 13 million to the OPL Organization
USD 40 million financing for the construction of Colombia's International Hospital
Restructuring of Metrolínea Stations' corporate bonds for USD 40 million
Refinancing of a TISA for USD 16 million
USD 17 million financing of Polar Colombia
Financing of Movilizamos S.A. for US$ 30 million
Financing of ETM S.A. for US$ 30 million