Gustavo Silva

M&A Analyst

Madrid, Spain


M&A professional with over 2 years of experience in executing buyout transactions as well as capital markets transactions. My career began as an off-cycle Analyst with Morgan Stanley, where I spent over 6 months advising corporate and financial institutions in Iberia on debt capital markets issuances. I then pivoted to M&A with FTI Capital Advisors, where I participated in triple-digit buyout transactions for corporate institutions in the energy, industrials, media&entretainment, and food & agriculture industries Aside from my M&A experience, I also have a long trajectory in my early career as an entrepreneur and co-founder of several businesses in the energy and tech industries, which gives me a unique perspective in advising on M&A transactions as I can understand the priorities and concerns of business owners I have graduated with honors in the Bachelor of Materials Engineering of the University of Barcelona, and graduated in the top bucket of the Masters in Management of IESE Business School

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 2 years

Seniority Level: Analyst

Sector Experience: 

Consumer Discretionary Energy Entertainment Food Products Independent Power Producers and Energy Traders Industrials Information Technology Materials


Skilled in: Corporate Development, Commercial Due Diligence, Bolt-on acquisitions, Buy-and-Build, Controlling, Value Creation & Enhancement, Strategic Finance, Sell-side M&A

Technical Skills: VBA, Salesforce, R, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Bloomberg, Matlab, Microsoft Office, Capital IQ, Blockchain, Tableau, Python

Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, English, Catalan

Work Experience

FTI Capital Advisors

M&A Analyst



- Now

• Working with Senior Bankers in originating and executing sell-side and buy-side M&A, leveraged buyouts, and financing transactions, with tasks including preparing Origination and Execution materials (Company Teasers, Information Memorandums, Financial Models). Experience with clients in the Infrastructure, Energy, Agriculture, TMT, Consumer, and Sports industries • Building financial models from scratch for origination and live deals, with models including trading multiples, precedent transactions, 3-statement models, DCF, LBO, SOTP valuation, and others depending on industry • Leading outreach and cold-calling of potential investors for live deals, having developed connections with HNWIs, C-suite management of prospective corporations, as well as Private Equity funds • Leading implementation of new productivity tools to enhance the Analysts’ work, namely Pitchbook for M&A screening and investor outreach, and Factset for information on public markets and publicly-traded companies, as well as other automation tools

Morgan Stanley

Off-Cycle Analyst



- 1/2/2022

• Supported Iberia FICM Coverage Bankers in originating and executing Corporate bond issuances and liability managements in Spain and Portugal, with tasks incluing preparing origination materials, bond pricing models, bond prospectuses and issuance marketing materials • Supported structuring ESG (Use of Proceeds) and Sustainability-linked Bond issuances for Corporate issuers by comparable structuring antecedents, and guidance analysis of ICMA principles • Led the development of automation projects involving the use of Excel, Bloomberg, and Python code to improve team productivity

Proteo Energy (Startup)




- 1/4/2021

• Proteo Energy was a renewable energy startup whose mission was to accelerate the global transition to sustainable energy sources by enabling an efficient decentralized marketplace of distributed energy trading among solar-rooftop PV owners • I spearheaded the development of a Blockchain tokenization platform to enable P2P energy trading, engaging alternative-investment funds, cryptocurrency mega-investors, and renewable energy companies for co-investment opportunities in this nascent industry


IESE Business School

Business Management and Corporate Finance



- 1/7/2021

University of Barcelona

Materials Engineering



- 1/7/2020