Rafael Valverde is an International Partner of MilleniumAssociates where he is one of the Partners responsible for leading and supporting all aspects of M&A projects from origination through to deal closing as well as client coverage.
Joining MilleniumAssociates in 2019, Rafael brings a wealth of experience gained across Europe and Latin America and has had a impressive career including almost 30 years at Haitong Banco de Investimento (previously Banco Espírito Santo de Investimento (BESI)) from Managing Director of Corporate Finance to becoming Executive Vice-Chairman and Member of the Executive Committee. Whilst at Haitong/BESI Rafael successively held various positions at both a global and local level, including being the Global Head of Corporate Finance, Private Banking and Acquisition Finance, Commercial Head Portugal and CEO and Chairman of Haitong Banco de Investimento do Brasil as well as Executive Chairman of Haitong’s Private Equity arm, Haitong Capital. In additional Rafael represented BESI / Haitong Bank at board level in several other entities they were involved in. Prior to joining BESI Rafael was Technical and then Deputy Director of the Department of Investment Operations at Portugal’s Foreign Investment Institute (IIE - Instituto de Investimento Estrangeiro).
Rafael has a MSc in Degree in Economics from ISEG in Lisbon and speaks, English, Portuguese and Spanish.