Daniel Braatz Zamudio


Daniel Braatz currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of CH. In previous stages of his career, Daniel Braatz worked as an investment banker. As an investment banker he primarily focused on structured finance consisting of assets securitizations, risks assessment associated with acquisition financing, balance sheet and liability management, project finance, special situations transactions, mergers and acquisitions and debt structuring. Daniel Braatz has particular expertise in the Mexican public sector performing transactions for different government entities such as Infonavit’s securitizations, asset monetization for the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, infrastructure/utilities privatizations and the structuring of different public-private partnerships.

Additionally, Daniel Braatz’s experience in capital markets transactions primarily consists of publicly traded securitizations, particularly on Mortgage Loans Portfolios and Government entities with long term revenue generation. Daniel Braatz served in the role of external advisor to Infonavit and Hipotecaria Total (HITO) participating in the offering structure and attending the deal roadshows.

Transactions executed by Daniel Braatz in recent years the structured sale of Crédito Maestro’s shares to Crédito Real worth US$200 million in 2012; the implementation of structured loans for Crédito Maestro during 2009 and 2010 with different financial entities worth US$100 million; the debt restructuring for Grupo Posadas in 2009 worth US$350 million; Grupo Gigante’s US$1.7 billion divestiture of its supermarket retail business in 2007; the advisory to ANSA McAl on the acquisition of Sissons Paints in Central America; the acquisition of Aeroméxico (US$1.8 billion) by Banamex and a Group of Investors in 2007; Waldo’s Holdings debt refinancing worth US$120 million, among others.

Daniel graduated from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) with a major in Industrial Engineering. His thesis on implementation of STP transactions for the Mexican Stock Exchange was awarded at the 2006 Business and Information Forum held in Singapore. He continues to be a member of ITAM’s Financiers Association and member of the Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos de Finanzas (IMEF).