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Javier Barsantini

Javier is a Lead Investment Officer, Equity and Mezzanine Finance Investments Team at IDB Invest, which he joined in 2002. He is responsible for developing and implementing investment structures that include venture capital in various economic sectors in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has extensive experience in credit and financial analysis, corporate finance, financial intermediaries and senior loan structuring, mezzanine debt and equity investments. Before joining the IDB Group, he worked for five years in the Audit and Consulting departments of KPMG Uruguay. Javier earned a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) in international business, with a major in accounting and finance, from the University of Birmingham (UK) and a professional degree in business administration and accounting from Universidad de la República (Uruguay).

Posts by Javier Barsantini

The Time Has Come for Sustainable E-Commerce Accelerators

Latin America and the Caribbean is presently the fastest growing e-commerce market in the world (+37% in 2020), with still plenty of room to expand. E-commerce accelerators can help drive this expansion within a sustainable framework.

The Hurdles of Minority Shareholders Looking into Exits in LAC – Be Mindful!

One of the most appealing features of entrepreneurship is the chance to build up businesses with partners. That’s why legal difficulties for minority partners to exit private investments represent a key hurdle hurting the region’s private equity business scene, particularly for individual investors, including high net worth individuals.

Social Distancing Is Here to Stay, So The Time Has Come for Telemedicine

Telemedicine has many advantages over face-to-face appointments, especially in a scenario of social distancing. The region should aim to follow this path; yet, there are still many bumps in the road that must be overcome.

For Epharmacies, COVID-19 Presents Unique Chance for Expansion

The efficiency of epharmacies in delivering low-cost pharmaceuticals, combined with the increasing penetration of e-commerce, is driving the segment's growth amid the pandemic. Its advantages over physical pharmacies are abundant.