Richard Blackett is a Senior Advisor of Jaguar Growth Partners, specifically focused on capital markets and public market transactions.
Prior to his affiliation with Jaguar, Richard was Head of International Capital Markets at Citi where he worked from the year 1983, when the firm was known as Salomon Brothers, followed by Salomon Smith Barney and finally as Citibank. As Head of International ECM, Mr Blackett was responsible for all of Citi’s non-US origination and execution.
During his extensive career at Citi and its predecessor firms, Richard worked on equity and advisory transactions, globally. He structured the first SEC-registered deal in LatAm for CTC in 1989 and the first Brazilian SEC deal for Aracruz in 1992. In addition to those specific market transactions, Richard has worked on privatizations in the UK, Australia, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia as well as numerous precedent setting transactions such as the first convertible bond in LatAm, the TimeWarner rights offering, the first mandatory convertible bond in the US as well as the first the first Hungarian and Russian IPOs.
Richard has a BSc Econ. From the London School of Economics and a MBA from Wharton. He was also Co Chair of the Capital Campaign for St Ignatius Loyola Church in New York, NY.