Team

ArcanoBlueBull is the Technology division of Arcano Partners that specializes in disruptive innovations, new digital models and technology-based M&A. The Arcano BlueBull division strives to track, inform, analyze and close all relevant deals in the innovation landscape for Arcano Partners.

Joaquín is an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience as founder, CFO and Board member of several startups in biotech, smart mobility, venture capital, data analytics or education. During the last five years he has been actively involved as M&A advisor in some of the most important Tech deals in the country.

He studied mechanical engineering at the UPV and holds an MBA from the University of New Mexico and a Master in Finance from Harvard University.

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Joaquín Durán

Managing Partner
Managing Partner at ArcanoBlueBull

Alfonso has over 8 years experience in M&A and capital raising advice to SaaS, IndustrialTech & Robotics, HealthTech and AutoTech companies. Until joining Arcano BlueBull, Alfonso worked in the Technology Investment Banking department of Stifel Nicolaus in London and previously in the Technology M&A team of Haitong in London.

He holds a Law degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Master in Stock Exchange and Financial Markets from Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB).

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Alfonso Diaz

Vice President
at ArcanoBlueBull

José María has 8 years of experience in investment banking and venture capital. Prior to Arcano, he was Principal at JME Ventures, one of the most active VC funds in Spain. Before he was an associate at UBS working on the Equity Research team covering Telco companies.

He graduated in Business Administration and Management from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (E-2) in Madrid.

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Jose Maria Hernanz

Vice President
at ArcanoBlueBull

Álvaro has experience in multinationals such as Nestlé and Compass Group, working in the financial department. He has also worked with startups in the Venture Capital of Draper B1 (Bbooster Ventures), the only Draper Seed fund in Europe.

He studied a double degree in Business Administration and Economics at the Catholic University of Valencia, with exchanges programs during two years in Taiwan and Belgium.

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Álvaro Ibáñez

Associate
at ArcanoBlueBull

Luis has experienced in both, the M&A and the VC tech ecosystems, covering all stages of the tech M&A transactions as well as analyzing earlystage companies. Until joining ArcanoBlueBull, Luis worked at Draper B1 (Bboosters Ventures) and GP.Bullhound, a technology advisory and and investment firm.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas ICADE, with an exchange program specialized in finance at the McCombs School of Business in Austin Texas.

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Luis Patiño

Associate
at ArcanoBlueBull

Rosa has worked in the due diligence department of Akerton Partners, in the investment area of CREAS, the first social impact fund in Spain, and in the M&A division of Speedout Advisory, a boutique specialised in technology companies.

Bachelor in Business Administration by EDEM, with international stay at Maynooth University and Master in Financial Institutions and Markets with specialization in Corporate Finance by CUNEF.

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Rosa Gomez

Analyst
at ArcanoBlueBull

José has experience in the investment department of Banco Alcalá (Gesalcalá) and as a financial analyst in iAdvise Partners, multi-family office based in Madrid and New York. He has also worked in the sales and business development department of ETFmatic, robo-advisor offering services in Spain.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas ICAI-ICADE, having completed the first two years at Lancaster University. He also has studies on financial risk and economic history in the London Schoool of Economics.

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José de la Sierra

Analyst
at ArcanoBlueBull

Arcano Partners Sectorial Experts

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Borja Oria

Partner Arcano
Head of Consumer Retail at Arcano Partners

Managing Partner at Arcano Investment Banking
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Ignacio de la Torre

Partner Arcano
Head of Real Estate at Arcano Partners
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Sofía Mendes

Partner Arcano
Co-head of Financial Institutions at Arcano Partners
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Unai Castañón

Managing Director
Head of Food and Beverages at Arcano Partners
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Javier Garicano

Partner Arcano
Head of Healthcare at Arcano Partners
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Constantino Gómez

Partner Arcano
Head of Industry at Arcano Partners

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