Raul Ciarelli joined Focal Capital as Senior Partner

São Paulo, June 26th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that effective June 26th, 2017, Raul Ciarelli joined Focal Capital´s team as a Senior Partner. Raul is a veteran banker and a well-known, well-rounded and a respected professional within both Brazilian and Latin American business communities in general. Raul has an extensive deal experience in both M&A and Equity and Debt Capital Markets, and has built a solid network of relationships with both corporate and investor clients over 30 years of career activity.

Raul holds a degree in economics from UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) and after his graduation, he joined Andersen as a consultant. After attending the M.Sc. program at COPPEAD/UFRJ, Raul moved on to start his career in finance, first as part of Pactual´s investment banking team and then as part of Banco Bozano Simonsen´s M&A team. With the acquisition of Banco Bozano Simonsen by Santander Group, Raul firstly became Head of M&A and Project Finance in Santander (Brazil) and subsequently was relocated to Santander headquarters in Madrid where he led the cross-border M&A effort for Europe/LatAm. After that, Raul became a Managing Partner of Latin Finance, a prominent Brazilian M&A boutique. With the sale of Latin Finance to Banco Original, Raul moved to become country head of Landmark Capital (which is part of Alantra Group, a Spanish boutique investment bank), where he stayed until joining our team.

We are confident that Raul´s addition to the team will strengthen our capabilities to better serve our client base, generate more business to the firm as well as demonstrate that our set of values and principles and market positioning are able to attract top talent.


Please, join us in biding Raul Ciarelli a warm “welcome”.

Should you be interested in knowing more about Focal Capital and how we can add value to your firm or business, please do not hesitate to contact us, as we will be extremely pleased to have you in our offices.

Best regards.


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