Lombard Global, Inc. Boosts Mexico Investment Banking and Management Consulting Practice

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Lombard Global http://www.lombardglobal.com, an international Investment Banking and Management Consulting firm based in Plano, Texas (Dallas Fort-Worth) USA announced new growth to their Emerging Markets Private Equity advisory business in Mexico.

While Mexico was battling its drug cartel problem during the last decade or so, Mexico’s business, particularly its small and middle market firms, really started to innovate. Many observers believe that it will be Mexico, not Brazil, which will own the largest and most productive economy in Latin America. Private Equity and Management Consulting in these underserved sectors is growing.    

Mexico has a lot of advantages right now. As labor costs continue to rise in low cost centers such as China, manufacturing and outsourcing multinationals are realizing overall cost savings by relocating back to Mexico. Since the U.S. economy is showing sustained recovery, Mexico is in the best position to take advantage of that momentum.

"We’re starting to see a structural slowdown in China related to the export economy and excess supply of commodities and credit. We believe these structural imbalances will continue and probably worsen over the over short to medium term, as the Chinese economy, in the best-case scenario, pushes to restructure towards domestic consumption," said William Billeaud, President of Lombard Global, Inc.

"Most importantly, we’re seeing the beginnings of a business populism that is questioning and now, in some cases, challenging the family (Telmex) and government-owned monopolies (Pemex) that have been extracting an effective tax on Mexicans for decades. We’re seeing throughout Latin America that people have had enough of unacceptable inequality, poor social and physical infrastructure, and will demand much better from the government and business elite who run their countries. For me, at least, this people-led dissatisfaction was the sign I needed to really believe in investing in Mexico's future."

"In Mexico and throughout Latin America, there are some exceptionally managed and undervalued companies who have had to work with poor credit conditions for a long time. We want to help many more of those firms who are ready to invest back into their people, systems, operations and brands. If we can also impact social improvement, it would be even better," said Billeaud.

Billeaud ramped up his international business career in Mexico when he joined the agribusiness joint venture anchored by Mexican multinationals, Pepsi de Mexico SA de CV and Industrias Bachoco, SAB de CV, Mexico’s leading poultry producer. He’s worked with many industries, has traveled to three quarters of Mexico’s states and has lived there. "I am fortunate in that I was able to watch Mexico evolve from the days immediately before NAFTA through its implementation. Although Mexico grew significantly, some of NAFTA’s initial effects were not that good for the country. Hopefully, we’re entering a new phase where Mexico has adjusted to the change, learned from it and is now poised to really take advantage of it," said Billeaud.

One of the groups that Billeaud and his team at Lombard is partnering with in Mexico is Bimeher SA de CV, led by Mexico City native and current Dallas resident Baruch Esparza. "We’re really excited about the relationship with Bill and the entire team at Lombard Global," said Esparza. "The combined offerings of Lombard Global, Inc. and Bimeher are special. We are a group of international executives and entrepreneurs investing and acting as Advisors for very successful companies in Mexico. Part of our success is having an established business network in the area. The geographic location of Mexico will be key in the years to come, and this collaboration will bring a high level of added value to our current and future portfolio of clients."

Bimeher SA de CV is a Private Investment and Advisory firm with operations in the US and Mexico. Baruch Esparza, Managing Partner, provides deal sourcing, strategic planning, and financial and operational transaction advisory services. His total investment transaction volume is over $300 million dollars. He holds an MBA from Cox School of Business at SMU in Dallas, TX, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tec de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. Bimeher’s other partners and team members include former CXOs from Mexico and the Americas.

Lombard Global, Incorporated is an Investment Banking and Management Consulting firm for Global Expansion.

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  •     Assess, select and enter new markets overseas
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  •     Invest in, divest in or sell a business or assets
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  •     Exit successfully

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