Linzor Capital Partners

Linzor’s private equity investing targets middle market companies in the region with primary focus on Chile, México, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and Perú. The firm operates out of four local offices in Santiago, Mexico City, Buenos Aires and Bogotá. The Partners are all locals in their respective markets, have complementary skills, and benefit from extensive regional networks having worked their entire careers in the Latin American investment and financial markets. In 2000, Tim Purcell and Alfredo Irigoin founded J.P. Morgan Partners Latin America, L.P. (“JPMPLA”), one of the leading private equity funds in the region. Additionally, Tim Purcell was responsible for J.P. Morgan Capital Corporation’s Latin American private equity portfolio from 1996 to 2005. Carlos Ingham was an investment banker at J.P. Morgan for approximately nineteen years where he was the Senior Country Officer responsible for the bank's activities in the Southern Cone, including Argentina, Chile, Perú and Uruguay. Prior to joining Linzor as Partners in 2010, Carlos Gomez and Cipriano Santisteban founded and managed Palmfund, a regional private equity fund. Matias Gutierrez has been with Linzor since 2007, having previously worked at JPMorgan.The Partners’ substantial track record includes strong returns on investments totaling over $930 million in 45 Latin American transactions across 10 industries.

Gerardo Biagi

Partner | Mexico


Agostina Colaizzo


José Carlos Escobedo

Principal | Chile

Jean Ide Gerard

Partner | Mexico

Ana Giannareas

Principal, Ir and Finance | Chile

Matías Gutierrez

Partner | Chile

Carlos Ingham

Partner | Chile

Alfredo Irigoin

Partner | Uruguay

Felipe Jaramillo

Associate | Colombia


Jorge Matheu


Sharon Matthews

Partner and CFO | Chile

Agustin Onagoity


Timothy C. Purcell

Managing Partner | Chile


Javier Reyes

Associate | Mexico

Cipriano Santisteban

Partner | Chile

Ignacio Spiniak

Principal | Chile

Tomás Stegmann


Carlos Villarreal



Ricardo Yunis

Principal | Colombia

13 past transactions

Opticas Devlyn

Acquisition in 2011
Devlyn offers ophthalmic and sun glasses from licensed and proprietary brands and operates through standalone and store-within-a-store formats.

R2 Energy Solutions

Acquisition in 2013
R2 Energy Solutions SAS, an oilfield service company, pursues long term surface infrastructure and equipment opportunities in Latin America. The company focuses on delivering specialized non-diesel fired power generation solutions in Colombia. It provides non-diesel fired power generation equipment, as well as outsourcing services for the management and maintenance of the power generation center at the operating location; and develops and acquires local mid-stream and energy infrastructure projects.


Acquisition in 2013
Pagnifique is a Uruguayan company with a recognized international trajectory, equipped with the latest technology for the production of ultra-frozen high-quality baked goods.

Universidad Tecnológica Latinoamericana

Private Equity Round in 2018
Universidad Tecnológica Latinoamericana is an online University that brings together global leadership and local experience with the best technological innovation.

TIP México

Acquisition in 2011
TIP leases and rents a diverse range of trailers and transportation engine equipment (autos and trucks), with over 23,000 units and over $500 million in assets. Customers include trucking companies, logistics providers, and large private fleets.


Private Equity Round in 2014
Komax is an apparel and footwear retailers in Chile and Peru with exclusive rights to a portfolio of 14 well-known global brands. The company sells through: (i) retail stores operated by Komax, mostly located in shopping malls, and (ii) wholesale, mainly to department stores. Komax operates 105 stores in Chile, and 32 stores in Peru.


Acquisition in 2009
Colfondos providing high quality pension savings services, offering peace of mind and confidence, through ethical commitment, prudent and professional management of entrusted resources, generating the satisfaction of Shareholders, Clients and Employees; contributing to the orderly development of savings in society.

Originar Soluciones

Acquisition in 2015
Originar Soluciones specializing in payroll lending and taxi vehicle financing.

Engenium Capital

Acquisition in 2016
Engenium Capital is a financial company in the Mexican market, specialized in the leasing and business financing industry. We specialize in providing our customers with comprehensive financing solutions for their strategic assets. Engenium Capital we are experts in the financing of all kinds of equipment: technology, fleet management, transportation, manufacturing, processing and handling of materials, construction and mining, medical equipment, energy generation, service and supply ships to industrial buildings and other specialized productive assets.
Universidad Insurgentes provides of secondary undergraduate education in mexico.


Acquisition in 2013
Farmashop, which operates 78 pharmacies throughout the country.

Grupo Efe

Acquisition in 2012
Grupo Efe operates in the home appliance retail space through two banner names, Tiendas EFE and La Curacao; in the motorcycle retail space through Motocorp; and offers consumer financing through Financiera Efectiva.