Sebastián is a leading voice in the Latin American private equity industry. Throughout his career he has participated in 37 transactions totaling US$2.3 billion in direct equity, mezzanine and LP interests. He previously was the Managing Director of Mexico Ventures, the Venture Capital and Mezzanine Division of Fondo de Fondos. Prior to that, he played a transformative role as the Principal coordinating the Private Equity team of CAF Development Bank of Latin America. Sebastián began his career working with the Global Value Equity team of Morgan Stanley and as a senior consultant in the Financial Services Group of Kroll. He earned an MBA from IESE Business School and was valedictorian in his undergraduate class in international business at Universidad Panamericana. Sebastián holds both the CFA and the CAIA designations. He is a founding member of the CFA Society of Mexico, Advisor to CONCAMIN, Advisor to ColCapital and a Member of Mexican Council on Foreign Relations.
Mauricio joined Tempest Capital in 2017. Previously he was an Investment Analyst for two PE funds; one focused in growth stage companies and the other focused on Fintech. He began his career working in TCA, a boutique financial advisory firm.
Mauricio holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from the Universidad Iberoamericana. He studied abroad in the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and London School of Economics and Political Science. He is sitting for the level 3 of the CFA program.
Mr. Villarreal has been involved in the analysis of several companies in the Media, Fintech, Pharma, Telecommunications, Agriculture, IT and Education industries.
Ernesto joined Tempest Capital in 2017. Previously he was an Analyst for R2 a boutique Investment banking and advisory firm. He began his career working in the Mexican PE and VC Association (AMEXCAP).
Ernesto holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from the Universidad Panamericana. He studied abroad in the University of Strasbourg and Escuela de Finanzas Aplicadas in Madrid. He has passed level 2 of the CFA program.
Mr. Ibarra has analysis experience in the Industrials, Agriculture and Hospitality industries.
Joncarlo is the Founder of Upwelling Capital Group LLC, a California-based boutique investment advisor that provides services and capital solutions to premier institutional investors. Clients include endowments, foundations, family offices and a broad set of global investment organizations.
Prior to forming Upwelling in 2011, Mr. Mark was a Senior Portfolio Manager at the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), where he was responsible for investing in global private equity partnerships and direct investments, with a portfolio that exceeded $48 billion of exposure. In addition, from 2007 to 2010, Mr. Mark served as chairman of the board for the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), whose 350 institutional members manage over $1 trillion in private equity assets. Prior to joining CalPERS in 1999, Mr. Mark spent six years with Premier Farnell PLC.
Mr. Mark currently serves as an executive trustee of the University of California Davis Foundation and is chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee. From 2012 to 2018, he was on the board of AltExchange Alliance, an industry body chartered to define, maintain and promote a single data standard for the private equity industry.
Mr. Mark earned an MBA from the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis and received a BA from the University of California, San Diego. He also holds Series 62, 63 and 65 FINRA securities licenses.
WHO WE ARE
Tempest is lower-mid market active value private equity investment advisor focused on high potential opportunities with sensible valuations within high-quality businesses located in Mexico and Latin America.
We have a proven track-record in identifying and partnering with leading entrepreneurs across industries.
THE TEMPEST DIFFERENCE
Tempest is founded on the principle that change and uncertainty are to be embraced rather than avoided. We believe in directed, disciplined, resilient, ethical action. We construct concentrated high conviction portfolios in companies with clear competitive advantages and industry leading management teams.
Our organization believes that best practices are the minimum at which we shall perform. Strong governance, and transparency to our stakeholders is something they are entitled to.
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The traditional approach to private equity is broken. Financial engineering has run its course. Going forward returns can only be achieved through true value creation. This can only take place when actively partnering and engaging with management teams that share the highest ethical and professional standards. We generate value for our investors through a meticulous bottom-up approach that selects firms with structural advantages that provide downside protection while at the same time leveraging our internal and external capabilities for the benefit of portfolio companies.
These high conviction positions coupled with Kelly Criteria allow us to provide Margin of Safety to our investors within what we like to call an Active Value approach.