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Founded in 2004, Horizon is an Advisory and Principal Investment Firm with Primary Focus on the Latin American Energy Industry

Advisory
Capital raising from strategic investors, institutional private equity, hedge funds, HNWI, and family offices. Sell-side and buy-side M&A advisory.​ Financial restructuring.
Principal Investments
Manager of and Investor in a number of private equity vehicles in Upstream Oil & Gas, Barging and Ocean Going Shipping. 
Manager of Horizon Absolute Return Fund (HARF), focused on O&G public instruments.
Industries
Oil & Gas. Power. Metals and Mining. Agriculture. Transportation. Infrastructure.
Geographies
Argentina. Brazil. Colombia. Ecuador. Mexico. Peru. Venezuela.
 

SELECTED TRANSACTIONS

WAYRA ENERGY
OIL & GAS
2019
  • Wayra Energy is the Ecuadorian subsidiary of Vinccler, an international engineering and construction company .
  • In 2019 Horizon raised c. USD 65 MM through equity and EPC financing provided by Elecnor (BME:ENO), a Spanish company focused on infrastructure, development and construction.
  • The proceeds will be used to finance the drilling or reactivation of 52 wells located in three different oil fields.
  • Horizon acted as exclusive financial advisor to Vinccler.
CANGAS
OIL & GAS
2017
  • Canacol (TSX:CNE) signed an agreement to build the 82 km long Sabanas pipeline to transport c. 40 MMscfpd of gas from its plant in Jobo to the Promigas connection station in Bremen. 
  • The Sabanas pipeline is a key asset for the logistics of Canacol, which has become one of the leading gas producers in Colombia.
  • Horizon Capital raised USD 30.5 MM from a group of private investors to finance the construction of the pipeline.
OGX
OIL & GAS
2017
  • Independent oil and gas exploration and production company in Brazil that is under judicial recovery since 2014.
  • Horizon was engaged as financial advisor from June 2015 until April 2017.  
  • The scope of Horizon’s engagement included negotiating the post-petition debt restructuring of the company,  and leading its capital raising efforts. 
CANACOL ENERGY
OIL & GAS
2015, 2016
  • Canacol (TSX:CNE) is one of Colombia’s leading E&P companies. Canacol’s portfolio includes oil & gas assets in several stages of development across different basins in Colombia and Ecuador.
  • During 2015 and 2016, Cavengas SRL and other private investors made strategic equity investments in Canacol for a total of CAD 126 MM in exchange for a significant stake in the company.
  • Horizon acted as exclusive financial advisor to Canacol.
VETRA E&P
OIL & GAS
2013
  • Capital International Private Equity Fund VI and Acon Investments LLC jointly acquired Vetra Energia SL.
  • Founded in 2003 by a group of oil industry veterans, Vetra is one of the largest privately held independent oil producers in Colombia.
  • Horizon acted as sole financial advisors to the sellers. Horizon identified the investors, structured the transaction, and assisted in the closing negotiations.
GRUPO IOWA
AGRICULTURE
2011
  • USD 50 MM agriculture company in Brazil.
  • Production of cotton, soybean and corn.
  • Buy-side mandate from a European private equity fund.
  • Horizon sourced the opportunity, advised on deal structuring, performed company valuation, oversaw due diligence process and assisted in final negotiations.
POSEIDON CONTAINERS
SHIPPING
2010
  • Private company created to acquire distressed shipping assets.
  • USD 240 MM private placement (US and European investors).
  • Horizon, in conjunction with ABN AMRO and Sunrise Capital acted as financial advisor and placement agent.
GLOBAL GAS CARRIERS
SHIPPING
2007
  • Shipping company focused on the global transportation of liquefied gas and petrochemical products.
  • Horizon created and managed an SPV, funded by HNWI and institutional investors. The SPV became a 50% shareholder in Global Gas Carriers.
  • Horizon arranged a senior credit facility for the acquisition of the ships.
  • In 2010, the SPV acquired the remaining 50% and Horizon stepped-in as management of Global Gas Carriers.  
INTERBARGE
SHIPPING
2007
  • Owner and operator of barges and pushboats in the Parana-Paraguay river system in South America.
  • Horizon co-founded the company along with Seacor Holdings (NYSE:CKH) and Argenmar S.A., and arranged a bank credit facility for the acquisition of the company’s initial fleet. The bank received the Structured Loan of the Year prizes from Marine Money and Lloyd’s List. More.
  • Horizon secured a private equity investor that participated in the  initial phases of development of the company, and arranged the sale of its stake in 2010.

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