Our global partner: Panamax Capital

Panamax Capital is a private, global merchant bank providing capital markets, M&A, and principal finance services to its clients in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. It focuses on the large sectors such as agriculture, consumer, energy, finance, industrials, metals and mining, Real estate, Finance, IT and shipping.

The Firm's partners are seasoned professionals who have managed major capital markets and investment banking businesses within leading global companies and investment banks, and have built and managed their own businesses. The partners have long-term commitments to the Firm and especially to each client. The Firm's goal is to exceed each client's expectations.

Over the past 25 years, the partners have built an extensive and unique global network of strategic partnerships, senior advisors, and service providers to assist in client assignments.

Panamax is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, with offices in Beijing, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Hong Kong, Lima, Monterrey, and Sao Paulo.

Team at Panamax Capital

Panamax Capital's partners are seasoned professionals who have managed major capital markets and investment banking businesses within leading global companies and investment banks, and have built and managed their own businesses.

Tom Blinten

Founder & CEO

Tom Blinten has 25+ years of capital markets and investment banking experience in virtually every industry and region of the world. He executed over $12bn of cross-border emerging market transactions in the primary markets, created strategic partnerships globally, and is the senior relationship manager for several of the firm's clients. Previously, Mr. Blinten co-headed Nomura Capital for the Americas, was a MD at General Re Financial Products, and headed Drexel Burnham Lambert's Risk Arbitrage Group. He started his career as a petroleum engineer with Amoco Production Company.

Carlos Cano, MD-Mexico

MD-Mexico

Carlos Cano has 15 years of experience in investment banking, management consulting, project and trade finance. Previously, he managed the working capital of Nemak (Grupo Alfa), a major multinational corporation with $3 billion in sales in the automotive industry. Mr. Cano held senior positions at Alterbrain, Grupo Vitro, and Grupo Cydsa.

Marc Savini

COO

Marc Savini has 25+ years of experience in capital markets, relationship management, and managing business units for top global investment banks. He has key relationships at the largest private equity, hedge fund, and institutional firms in the US. Mr. Savini was a MD at the Bank of Montreal and a MD at Goldman Sachs, where he co-managed the NY institutional equity sales and trading businesses. He started his investment banking career at Merrill Lynch in Chicago.

Frank Byrne

Global Advisory Board Member

Mr. Byrne has 25+ years of experience in ABL and securitization across global jurisdictions as a MD and business head with Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and UBS. He has managed global credit portfolios as large as $100bn and is a partner and investor in middle-marketfocused private equity and asset-based financings. Mr. Byrne is a MD at GreensLedge Capital Markets.

Paul Smithwick

Global Advisory Board Member

Mr. Smithwick is the Founder and Chairman of Sullivan 1702, a craft beer brewery in Kilkenny, Ireland. He is the 8th generation of his family to continue the Smithwick family's 300 year old brewing heritage in Kilkenny. Mr. Smithwick has significant experience in the agriculture, energy, finance, mining, oil, pharmaceutical, and timber sectors. He is Chairman of Unicorn Mineral Resources, a metals exploration company in Ireland, and has served as Chairman of Kells Minerals Plc., Ovoca Gold Plc., and Grosvenor Recycling (London). He has extensive global contacts in the diplomatic and commercial arenas. Mr. Smithwick is a board member of the Jack and Jill Foundation, a member of the Knights of Malta, and an Honorary Freeman of the City of Kilkenny.

Anthony Robins,

Global Advisory Board Member

Mr. Robins has 25+ years experience in the global retail, real estate and consumer goods industries in executive, consulting and advisory roles. He has lived in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific working with many top-tier global companies such as LVMH, Louis Vuitton, Dior, DFS, Lend Lease and Ralph Lauren. In a corporate role at Tiffany & Co. he had global responsibility for real estate, store development, facilities and construction activities across twenty-four countries. As an architect with real estate, branding and business development expertise, he founded a company responsible for the design, development and construction of award-winning and widely published luxury boutiques, shopping centers, hotels, offices and private residences. Responsible for the deployment of over $2 billion of capital investments, he has held operating, strategic and creative roles, and as a board director, advises consumer goods, retail and private equity companies.

Frank Byrne

Global Advisory Board Member

Mr. Byrne has 25+ years of experience in ABL and securitization across global jurisdictions as a MD and business head with Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and UBS. He has managed global credit portfolios as large as $100bn and is a partner and investor in middle-marketfocused private equity and asset-based financings. Mr. Byrne is a MD at GreensLedge Capital Markets.

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