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.

Ian Sastre

Ian Sastre is an Analyst at XP Advisory.

Ian joined XP Advisory as an Analyst in June 2019.

He previously worked in the division of Corporate Development and M&A at the Mediapro Groupwhere he participated in several acquisition processes in the audiovisual sector, as well as in the divestment of a majority stake in the company. He previously started his professional career as an engineer, specializing in project management and process optimization

Ian is an Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona (Spain) and HEC -École des hautes études commerciales-de París (France).

Santiago Conde

Santiago Conde is an Analyst at XP Advisory.

He previously worked as an Analyst at Privary, A.V., where he participated in the sale process of a national company in the tourism sector. Previously, he started his professional career at RA Capital Advisors (an investment banking boutique based in San Diego, California) where he supported in several M&A deals, as well as in the prospection of potential follow-on investments for private equity firms.

Santiago holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Finance from the ESADE University, in Barcelona. Within the program, Santiago made his specialization in Finance at the University of San Diego, in the United States