VACE Partners is the leading, independent, boutique investment banking firm in Mexico. It was founded in early 2009 by an experienced group of bankers with the objective of providing high-quality specialized financial services.

We focus on helping our clients achieve their financial and strategic goals by offering comprehensive financial advisory services across all major industries through our expert capabilities in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), debt structuring, debt restructuring, capital raising and other comprehensive financial advisory.

We achieve success thanks to our teamwork and commitment to excellence.

By conducting ourselves under the highest ethical and confidentiality standards and ensuring the engagement of our most senior bankers in every negotiation we guarantee the best outcome possible.

Since its creation in 2009, VACE has successfully closed more transactions than any other local boutique investment banking firm in Mexico, including some of the most relevant M&A operations and iconic public offerings in the country, multiple debt restructurings of leading corporations in different industry sectors, capital raising for mid-sized and major Mexican companies, and the successful advisory and debt restructuring of several Mexican governmental entities.

Awards and Recognitions

VACE Partners was awarded as the “Best Investment Bank of the Year Mexico” by The International Banker in the 2019 North and South American Awards. We also won this prize in 2023.

VACE Partners was awarded the “Best Investment Bank in Mexico 2019” by The International Business Magazine.

VACE Partners was awarded the “M&A Deals of the Year” by Global M&A Network in the M&A Atlas Awards of 2018 for the following Transactions: Cuervo’s Acquisition of Pendleton Whisky and Banorte’s Acquisition of Interacciones.

VACE Partners was awarded the “Latin American PPP Deal of the Year 2010” by ProjectFinance (a Euromoney Institutional Investor magazine) as the structuring agent in the Viaducto Bicentenario Project.


Client Focused

We place our clients’ interests first.

Long-Term Relationships

Long-Term Relationships Our unique approach.


Continuously striving to achieve the highest quality standards from ourselves and from each other.


Investment banking firm with no conflicts of interest.


Our team is developed with a strong culture of respect, accountability, commitment, and continuous learning.


Honesty, trust, and transparency are at the core of everything we do.


Team involvement and collaboration from beginning to end of the process.

  • Fund dedicated to invest in the infrastructure space in Mexico by consolidating brownfield attractive projects into an operating platform to implement profitability enhancements strategies to unlock value for its shareholders.

  • Mexico has historically been a recipient of public and private investments for the development of infrastructure, today, the opportunity to create an administrating platform with a unique team that selects the champion projects and operators is there to be ripped.

  • Key Individuals at APx Cap overseeing this strategy include: Alfredo Vara and Jesús Ordaz.
  • 2017 – Present.

  • Yave (formerly Smart Lending) is a Prop Tech start-up, created in 2017 with the objective of transforming the Mexican mortgage industry. Yave is the first online mortgage origination platform in Mexico with the ability to divest balance sheet credit risk.

  • Key Individuals at APx Cap overseeing this strategy include: Dan Braatz and Bernardo Silva (CEO).
  • 2017 – Present.

  • Hito is the largest loan master servicing platform in Mexico. The company offers comprehensive solutions to its customers via primary processes and obligations management, financing optimization, portfolio securitizations, and master servicing, benefiting originators, investors, and creditors.

  • Key Individuals at APx Cap overseeing this strategy include: Alfredo Vara and Jesús Gómez – Managing Partner.
  • 2016 – Present.

  • AC Capital is a distressed asset fund, seeking delinquent portfolios with resilient collaterals that lack operational/collection efficiencies.

  • Key Individuals at APx Cap overseeing this strategy include: Dan Braatz, Patricia Montiel  and Jesús Gómez. 

  • Ticker BIVA: FHIPO14

  • 2014 – Present.

  • First Mortgage Real Estate Investment Trust (MREIT) in Latin America. FHipo IPOed in 2014 (US $600 mm) and executed a Follow-on Offering in 2017 (US $150 mm). FHipo is the first public vehicle in LatAm that allows the general public to invest in Mexican residential mortgage portfolios. FHipo seeks to generate attractive returns for long-term investors through distribution payments and capital appreciation.

  • Key Individuals at APx Cap overseeing this strategy include: Ignacio Gutiérrez – CFO, Patricia Montiel – CLO, Benito Villarreal – Head of Capital Markets and Debt Securities and Jesús Gómez – COO.

  • APx Acquisition Corp. I is a company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, amalgamation, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The Company intends to seek a business combination with a technology-enabled Latin American company.

  • APx Acquisition Corp. I closed a $172.5 Million Initial Public Offering, Including Full Exercise by Underwriter to Purchase Additional Shares on December 9th 2021. The Class A ordinary shares and warrants are listed on the Nasdaq under the symbols “APXI” and “APXIW,” respectively.

  • APx’s key individuals include Daniel Braatz (Chief Executive Officer and Chairman) and Xavier Martinez (Chief Financial Officer).