XP Advisory’s team is growing with professionals with outstanding academic background and experience in developing M&A and financial consulting projects

Xavier Palencia 

Xavier Palencia is the Founding Partner of XP Advisory.

Before launching the Company, Xavier developed his professional career in Mergers and Acquisitions as an Associate at the AZ Capital (based both in Madrid and Barcelona). At AZ Capital, Xavier participated in multiple acquisition, divestment, mergers and financial restructuring operations for an average size of c.500 million euros.

Prior to joining AZ Capital, Xavier worked at Intelectium Consultinga financial consulting firm focused on raising funds (debt and capital) for technology startups in full growth. At Intelectium, Xavier successfully participated in more than 50 projects.

Previously, Xavier also worked in the Planning and Management Control department at Saba Aparcamientos (Abertis Group at that moment).

Xavier holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the ESADE, University, in Barcelona. Within the program, Xavier made his specialization in Finance at Boston College (Carroll School of Management), in the United States.

Luis Miguel Vega 

L. Miguel recently joined XP Advisory as an Analyst

He worked as a Professor and Researcher in the Finance Department at the University of Piura (Peru). Simultaneously, he independently provided consulting services to companies in various sectors, including energy, healthcare, agriculture, and others. The services he primarily offered were related to Company Valuation, Project Evaluation, and Financial Planning

Luis holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Piura (Peru) and a master’s degree in finance from ESADE (Barcelona, Spain). To pursue his postgraduate studies, Luis was awarded a scholarship that covered 100% of his academic expenses

Jordi Travé 

Jordi recently joined XP Advisory as an Analyst

Previously, Jordi worked as an accountant at the international professional services firm BDO. There he was in charge of analysing the accounting, drafting official reports, filing tax obligations and keeping the accounts of various companies in the commercial, technological and financial sectors. 

Jordi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a major in Mathematics from the University of Barcelona and he is currently completing his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the same university.

Cesc Fabrellas 

Cesc recently joined XP Advisory as an Analyst

Cesc worked as an Investment Banking analyst at GVC Gaesco, working on M&A projects in sectors such as industrials, construction and healthcare, as well as with the Private Equity team. Previously, Cesc worked as a strategy consultant for ProBono projects during his academic exchange semester in Germany and as an analyst in an Investment Management boutique in Andorra.

Cesc holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Pompeu Fabra University. Subsequently, Cesc completed, remotely, a specialization in Financial Modeling from The Wharton School

Ricardo Ibáñez 

Ricardo recently joined XP Advisory as an Analyst

Ricardo worked as an analyst in the Wealth Management team at BNP Paribas (Barcelona). He conducted market research and financial analysis of a dozen companies to analyze potential investments. Later, he worked as an accountant at Duracell, where he supported the French team, analyzing the financial statements of clients to optimize the control of pay flow. Ricardo holds a double Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Law from ESADE (Barcelona; Spain). Subsequently, he simultaneously completed a Master’s Degree in Finance at ESADE and a Master’s degree of Laws at UDIMA