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Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank today announces the appointment of Gonzalo Ardura as Head of Investment Banking in Spain. Barclays’ presence in Spain dates back 47 years.

Gonzalo, with 18 years of investment banking experience, extensive client relationships and strong leadership skills, will continue the momentum and further grow the business in Spain in his new role.

Gonzalo joined the Investment Banking team in Spain in 2009 and was promoted to Managing Director in 2018. During his career at Barclays, he was instrumental in originating and executing many of the most most relevant to the Spanish market, including the private takeover of Masmovil and the subsequent acquisition of Euskaltel, the €7 billion capital increase of Cellnex, and more recently the entry of KKR Infra as a minority shareholder in Reintel.

Pier Luigi Colizzi, Head of Investment Banking, Continental Europe and Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Barclays, said: “Revenue growth across Europe is a strategic priority for the Investment Banking division, and our franchise in Spain has been a key driver of recent successes for the European platform. The team has worked hard to deepen and broaden relationships with its clients, which has enabled Barclays to play a leading role in several landmark transactions and to increase its market share across all products, consolidating its position among the top 5 players in Spain.

Alvaro Portanet, CEO of Barclays Spain, commented: “Spain is a market where Barclays has successfully grown thanks to a dedicated, customer-centric team, in which Gonzalo has played a central role. He will continue to drive franchise growth, providing solutions to corporate and institutional clients. as they face unique challenges in this volatile market environment.”

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