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Fernando Fernández de Santaella has a bachelor degree in law and economics and business administration from the Pontificia Comillas University (ICADE, E-1). He also holds an MBA from The Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management, Boston College.
He has considerable experience gained as deputy general manager and head of credit in investment banking (Rabobank, BNP Spain) where he carried out investment and restructuring transactions.
As Managing Partner of the NORGESTION Madrid office his expertise includes international & domestic M&A, debt & equity raising, financial restructuring, design & execution of urgent diagnosis & viability plans.
Fernando has held chief restructuring officer roles, operational restructuring, receivership & liquidation processes, execution & supervision of leveraged acquisition finance/project finance & corporate banking syndicated & bilateral deals, as well as chairing management, credit & liquidity/balance sheet committees.
NORGESTION offers a highly skilled and specialised professional service placing senior Interim Managers – mainly at CEO, CFO and CRO level – to support companies undergoing significant change.
The company supports medium to large size companies around the world in both growth and crisis scenarios. Its services are designed for clients who demand experienced and effective solutions to address operational and profitability challenges, restructuring, transformation, debt and investment advice.
The company is committed to meeting its clients’ requirements, both in Spain and in overseas markets. We harness our international partners’ expertise and experience to guarantee that clients looking further afield enjoy exceptional levels of service.
NORGESTION has recently worked with a Spanish lift maintenance company, with almost a €600 million turnover that has grown through acquisitions of international companies, on post-merger integration (PMI) process of a target company in the UK.
NORGESTION appointed a PMI Manager on site in an interim role position for more than a year and the main functions covered were:
- Identifying synergies that reduced total costs
- Organisational and change management implementation
- Financial reporting integration
- People involvement & cultural integration
- Assessing IT and systems integration requirements
- Managing dependencies within business units