Azora makes senior hire to lead US expansion

Fernando Pérez-Hickman
Fernando Pérez-Hickman. (Azora)

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Azora is ramping things up in its new US joint venture. Fernando Pérez-Hickman has masses of experience in banking and M&A, which should ensure things run smoothly.

Fernando Pérez-Hickman has joined Azora as a senior partner to lead the firm’s expansion into the United States, through the newly created Azora Exan.

Pérez-Hickman has nearly 25 years of experience in M&A and has held executive positions at a number of international financial institutions. He was most recently vice-chairman of Iberiabank.

Prior to this, he was the head of Banco Sabadell in the Americas and oversaw the bank's expansion in this market. He also led the sale of Sabadell United Bank to Iberiabank.

Azora is one of the leading independent asset managers in Spain with more than €4.3 billion in assets under management. Azora has traditionally focused on residential, hotels, offices, and renewable energy, and is currently developing new investment themes in logistics, senior living, agribusiness and infrastructure. 

The new joint venture with Exan Capital aims to raise the company’s exposure to the US market.

Javier Arús, managing partner – hotels, at Azora will be speaking at Questex's upcoming Resort & Residential Hospitality Forum in the Algarve between 25 and 27 October.