We are a firm specialized in M&A, capital raising and other corporate finance services. Proventus is a firm of highly commited professionals with a deep knowledge of the local environment in Ecuador and the region.

As independent advisors, our team has:

of advisory experience
billons in closed transactions

Our services


and Acquisitions Advisory

  • Partner or potential target search
  • Valuation and scenario analysis
  • Definition of synergies
  • Leadership role throughout negotiations
  • Process coordination until closing


Raising Services

  • Definition of capital needs and funding alternatives
  • Implementation of capital raising plan (equity, debt and mezzanine)
  • Network of international capital sources
  • Direct relationship with institutional funds and multilaterals



  • Corporate portfolio review
  • Fairness opinions
  • Restructurings

Project Finance


  • Financial assessment of the project with emphasis on key variables
  • Capital cost and expected return analysis
  • Sensitivity and risk assessments
  • Recommendations for the implementation and structuring of the project


We have closed transactions in the consumer products, retail, manufacturing, telecom, construction materials, infrastructure, financial services, natural resources and software.

Proventus has advised clients from more than seven countries accross the Americas, including Ecuadorian corporates conducting acquisitions abroad and foreign investors involved in transactions in Ecuador.

Our Team

Our team includes seasoned professionals with strong academic track record and deep knowledge of the local and regional market. Our firm is led by a team with significant Wall Street experience.

Roberto Anker

Roberto is a Systems Engineer with High Distinction from the Univeristy of Virginia and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to founding Proventus in 2005, Roberto worked for Morgan Stanley's Latin America Investment Banking and Private Equity groups in New York and Sao Paulo.

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Daniel Steiner

Daniel is an Industrial Engineer - Cum Laude, from Cornell University and has an MS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA with Honors from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Proventus as a partner in 2009, Daniel held various positions at Lehman Brothers and Bain and Company.

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Nicolás Pinzón

B.A. Finance and B.A. Business Management and has a Master in International Management from IE Business School in Madrid. He joined Proventus in 2009 and has been part of projects in consumer products, steel, banking, among others.

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Andrés Meneses

Andres has an economist degree - Summa Cum Laude, from Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Has been part of retail, software and agroindustry projects.

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José Ignacio Miño

Jose Ignacio has a Finance degree - Cum Laude, from Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Has worked in infrastructure, retail and consumer goods projects.

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