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Mónica Salazar

Mónica is an Investment Management Officer in the Equity & Mezzanine Finance Team at IDB Invest, which she joined in 2017. She is responsible of sourcing, selecting, originating, structuring, closing and supporting the supervision of the equity and mezzanine transactions (including venture capital), across all sectors of IDB Invest. Before joining the IDB Group, she worked as an Investment Analyst in the Private Equity Division of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF, in Spanish), performing financial analysis and portfolio valuations of direct investments and private equity funds (approx. $600 million of AUM). She also has experience in project assessment in the financial and energy sectors in Venezuela. Mónica earned a master’s degree in Economic Development and Growth from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) and has an undergraduate degree in Business Economics from Universidad Metropolitana, in Caracas (Venezuela).

Posts by Mónica Salazar

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Is Bikesharing The Future of Latin America’s Cities?

Micromobility solutions, such as shared bikes and scooters, have gained significant traction in cities worldwide, with Latin America witnessing a surge in their adoption. These alternatives to car usage promise reduced emissions, reduced congestion, and decreased parking space demands in urban centers.

Six Reasons Why Your Company Should Consider Mezzanine Debt

Mezzanine instruments fit right between traditional senior secured debt and old-fashioned equity, both in terms of risk and returns. If structured properly, they may do wonders for companies, especially those struggling to secure financing in the current economic context.