Innova Investment Banking Integration: Mazars continues to expand and grow in the country

Innova Investment Banking joins Mazars' international partnership!

We are pleased to announce that Innova Investment Banking, under the leadership of Luis Enrique Sibaja Hessén, joins Mazars in Colombia. Mazars is a firm that operates in more than 95 countries and territories around the world, drawing on the expertise of more than 47,000 professionals - more than 30,000 in the integrated Mazars partnership and more than 17,000 through the Mazars North America Alliance - to assist clients of all sizes at every stage of their development.

Luis Enrique Sibaja Hessén, who is now also our new Financial Advisory Partner, is a Business Administrator from Universidad Sergio Arboleda, a Corporate Finance Specialist from Cesa and a Master's Candidate in Corporate Finance from Cesa. He has more than 24 years of experience in valuation of ongoing companies and accompaniment in processes of purchase, sale, merger, management buy out and leverage buy out, procurement of resources (Equity and Debt), financial structuring of investment projects and accompaniment in their financial closings, financial optimization / debt reprofiling, optimization of costs and expenses / 100% guaranteed savings, financial due diligence, among others.

With the addition of the Innova Investment Banking team, Mazars will now offer a broader range of services, including Cost and Expense Optimization, Debt Reprofiling, Financial Modeling, Valuation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Due Diligence and Corporate Finance. In addition to its established services of audit, consulting, financial advisory, outsourcing, legal and tax advice, while maintaining the same high quality standards.

Since the launch of Mazars Colombia in 2018, it has seen strong upward momentum, growing more than 50% annually as a firm. This merger demonstrates the commitment to continue growing and developing its activities in Colombia.

Commenting on the merger, Carlos Andrés Molano, Managing Partner of Mazars in Colombia, says: "I am very excited to formalize our collaboration with Innova Banca de Inversión through this strategic integration, expanding our service offering and local coverage. At Mazars, we always strive to deliver what our clients need to succeed. I am pleased to add Innova Investment Banking's financial expertise to our integrated offering to give our clients access to a wide range of services that will be tailored to their individual needs. This move also brings more opportunities for our people to learn new skills and develop professionally, in line with our ambitions to be a true school of excellence."

Together, Mazars and Innova Investment Banking will provide integrated support across multiple jurisdictions and offer the full benefit of Mazars' expertise to clients in Colombia from offices in the country's three main cities.

Luis Enrique Sibaja, Leader of Innova Investment Banking, added: "The modern business world, and especially companies, need the constant search for strategic allies that add value to both the companies themselves and their clients. In this search we have found the best ally: Mazars, an international firm that offers comprehensive financial consulting services in 95 countries, with a professional team and the best quality and service standards, focused on results. We are confident that with this integration, we will continue to honor our promise of value to our clients and stakeholders in the best possible way".

This unique partnership structure means that integrated services will be provided in multiple jurisdictions, please get in touch if you would like to know more about how we can help.