Esteban Saldarriaga is a Principal on the Investment team of Jaguar Growth Partners. Esteban is responsible for investment analysis, structuring and due diligence as well as portfolio company management.
Prior to joining Jaguar, Mr. Saldarriaga was associated with Latin American conglomerate Grupo Gloria, executing cross-border M&A and integration strategies in industries as diverse as food and beverages, cement production, agribusiness and corrugated packaging. During his tenure, he evaluated and executed transactions in Colombia, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil in excess of $700 million.
From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Saldarriaga was associated with J.P. Morgan’s Latin American Investment Banking and Advisory Group based in Bogota where he covered a broad array of sectors in the Andean economies. In this role, he gained deep local exposure to the financial, oil and gas and infrastructure industries.
Previously, Mr. Saldarriaga was with Ashmore Colombia, an infrastructure-focused private equity fund, subsidiary of the British alternative asset manager Ashmore Group plc.
Mr. Saldarriaga graduated with highest honors from Universidad Javeriana in Bogota where he received both a B.A. and M.Sc. in Economics and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in New York. Mr. Saldarriaga is a native Spanish speaker.