Javier Cervino
Partner /Head of Corporate Finance

Javier joined Tanto Capital in 2015 and oversees the firm’s activities in corporate finance advisory. Over his career, Javier has developed a keen interest in financial due diligence, financial modelling and deal execution. He strives to harmonize corporate business strategy with finance strategy and to provide managers with insights years before they bear fruit upon a corporate finance event, be it sale of the business, acquisition, change of capital structure, exit of some of the owners, ramping up of business model and other events. Javier co-founded the consulting boutique Isthmus Partners in 2009, where he has advised on financial strategy for clients in the UAE, Argentina, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean and in diverse sectors such as real estate development, oil & gas services, B2B services, alternative energy and agribusiness.

Previously, Javier worked 11 years in commercial and real estate banking. In Merrill Lynch in London he was part of the principal finance team, where he arranged over 20 billion of dollars of transactions and dozens of financing and investment deals in the structured finance arena, working with diverse assets such as residential and commercial mortgages, unsecured personal loans, auto loans, stranded assets and secured personal loans. He arranged deals in the UK, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. His responsibilities included deal origination, deal arrangement and negotiation, client relationship management, deal monitoring, financial due diligence, modelling and valuation, and recruiting and training new talent. Javier has an MBA from IESE, University of Navarra, in Barcelona, Spain He graduated in Business Administration from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain. He is a CFA charter holder since 2005.