Mr. Bailes is a Partner at LLEX. Mr. Bailes has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry principally in investment banking and investing. Prior to joining LLEX, Mr. Bailes was a partner at Geribá Investimentos a Brazilian fundless sponsor. During his time at Geribá the group returned approximately R$180 million on R$86 million of invested capital. Prior to Geribá, Mr. Bailes was a Director and Head of Latin American Investing for Citigroup’s Global Special Situations Group, responsible for managing and growing a US$500 MM investment portfolio in Latin America.
During his career in investment banking, Mr. Bailes was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co working the High Technology Group focused on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Bailes began his career at Salomon Brothers as a financial analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. During his investment banking career he has worked on M&A transactions in excess of US$250 billion.
Mr. Bailes has a B.S. in Business Administration and B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kansas.