Juan Pablo Visoso Lomelín
| Nexxus Capital
Managing director and general counsel
Having worked at law firm White & Case on finance, accounting and M&A for a total of eight years, Juan Pablo Visoso Lomelín, was invited to join Nexxus Capital, one of Mexico’s largest independent private equity firms. He initially joined the company as general counsel and member of the investment team in 2008. In 2010 he became a partner at the firm acting on investment opportunities, running portfolios whilst providing the legal assistance on all activities and in 2012 was appointed managing director, leading a team of 27 lawyers and 20 other professionals. Upon joining Nexxus, Visoso Lomelín created the legal department from scratch, establishing guidelines and methods for its portfolio companies, devising all its M&A transactions and implementing compliance and internal procedures. ‘The new processes on sourcing and structuring of transactions has sped up business’ he says. Recently they have closed 20 M&A deals for the company and Visoso Lomelín claims that no other private equity company has been as active as Nexxus. He’s also led on multiple IPOs: working closely with the stock market, Visoso Lomelín has built up significant experience in taking companies to market. His work has also impacted the wider private equity community, having initiated a lobbying group to the Mexican Treasury to change a law prohibiting local pension systems investing in private equity, establishing a framework for private equity to thrive from pension investment.