Joaquín is an economist that has an extensive experience in the event-driven space for European and North American equities. His mandate has led him to cover more than 200 announced and pre-event merger deals in 17 countries. He delivers value-added trade recommendations to merger arbitrageurs and hedge fund managers invested in sectors that include pharmaceuticals, transport, manufacturing, oil, renewables, healthcare, telecommunications, insurance, gaming, and others. Joaquín has recently focused on understanding the competition and legal environment that governs European M&A activity, which includes not only local regulators but also supranational and other authorities (European Commission in the EU, HSR in the USA, Mofcom in China, and others). He has also developed LBO models to assess financial performance under private equity ownership. His international experience includes research for the World Bank as well as critical collaboration for the creation of Santander’s GTB multinational desk in London. Joaquín speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese and French and has a solid statistical background. His extensive network includes economics and investment professionals in academia and in leading global financial institutions and investment firms.