MBA Lazard, an Argentina-based investment banking group, has opened a new financial advisory office in Bogota, Colombia, effective immediately. MBA Lazard has also hired Mauricio Gomez as a director to lead the effort, as part of its strategy to offer financial advisory services across Central and South America.
Mr Gomez has over 14 years of investment banking experience. He joined MBA Lazard earlier this month from IB Partners where he was head of investment banking for Colombia and Central America. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Grupo Sanford and Corfivalle in Colombia.
Alejandro Reynal, chairman and CEO of MBA Lazard, said: “The opening of our Colombia office enhances the expansion strategy of our investment banking franchise and reinforces our commitment to provide a differentiated service to clients in the region. We are very excited to consolidate our presence in Colombia at a time when its economic development and business environment are so favorable and to have hired Mr Gomez to lead our effort there.”
MBA Lazard is the joint venture between Lazard and MBA Group, the parent company of MBA Lazard Banco de Inversiones.