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OUR FIRM

ALERE Advisors is an asset management and advisory firm, affiliated to INICIA, specializing in the food, beverage and retail sectors, focused on the Northern Latin American Region.

As the NOLA region and the sectors we focus on continue to demonstrate high growth rates and improved fundamentals, we believe that substantial investment opportunities exist. ALERE is strongly positioned to capture those opportunities and aims to provide investors with risk-adjusted and sustainable returns.

Distinctive capabilities

  • Expertise in creating value
  • Deep industry knowledge
  • Experienced team with proven track record
  • Effective engagement with our stakeholders
  • Creativity and innovation

OUR VALUES

Integrity and Trust We build solid and honest relationships on the basis of respect, business sustainability and compliance with established agreements.

People and Happiness Our team is the firm’s most important asset. As a goal-driven team, we enjoy what we do and are filled with pride when achieving our objectives.

SustainabilityWe promote a model based on the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investments through the incorporation of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance criteria when evaluating potential opportunities.

SERVICES

Asset Management

We provide our investors with a fact based, value-oriented investment approach that seeks to maximize long-term value through the investment cycle. We seek partnerships with distinctive operators, incorporating best practices in corporate governance, that allow us to impact major strategic, financial and personnel decisions.

    Our investment strategy seeks to provide risk-adjusted and sustainable returns by:

  • Acquiring companies that have significant potential for improved productivity and growth
  • Incorporating best practices in corporate governance
  • Aligning strategy, processes, people and culture to value creation
  • Developing well-defined exit strategies prior to investing

Advisory

We provide non-discretionary strategic advice for a broad range of business issues, to the management, board of directors and/or shareholders of a company. We are able to develop a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ challenges by establishing an in-depth and long-term relationship with them.

OUR TEAM

The team has extensive experience in asset management and strategic advisory in the NOLA region.

  • Diana Sarlabous Partner

    Diana, with over twenty-five years of experience, specializes in Valuations, Strategic and Financial Advice.

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    Diana, with over twenty-five years of experience, specializes in Valuations, Strategic and Financial Advice, Mergers and Acquisitions, Negotiations and Financial and Operational Restructuring processes. She has extensive professional experience in the management of national and international mass consumption companies. Diana is member of the Board of Directors of several leading companies in the Food and Beverage industry in the NOLA region and is member of the Strategy and Investment Committee of the Food, Beverage and Retail Fund of INICIA.

    She graduated cum laude from the Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña, Santo Domingo in 1987. In 1992, she completed, with distinction, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) in collaboration with the University of South Carolina, Santo Domingo. She was awarded with a “Reina Sofía” scholarship to study in Spain where she completed a postgraduate course in Finance at INESE, Las Palmas Gran Canaria, 1994. She is fluent in spanish and english.

  • Luis Sanz Partner

    Luis has over twenty-five years of experience in Corporate Finance, General Management and Consulting in several industries.

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    Luis has over twenty-five years of experience in Corporate Finance, General Management and Consulting in several industries. He is currently a member of the Strategy and Investments Committee of INICIA’s Food, Beverage & Retail Fund and member of several board of directors of leading companies in the NOLA Region. Prior to ALERE, Luis was Chief Financial Officer at Putney Capital Management and senior associate at McKinsey & Co.

    He has an MBA degree from Arthur D. Little School of Management in Boston and a Systems Engineering degree from Universidad Metropolitana in Venezuela.

  • Emilia Díaz Partner

    Emilia, with over fourteen years of experience, specializes in Valuations, Financial and Strategic Consulting.

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    Emilia, with over fourteen years of experience, specializes in Valuations, Financial and Strategic Consulting, Mergers and Acquisitions, Negotiations and Financial and Operational Restructuring. She is a member of several Boards of Directors of leading companies in the Food and Beverage industries in the NOLA Region and is Chairwoman of the Strategy and Investments Committee of INICIA’s Food, Beverage & Retail Fund. She has served as professor of several courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the PUCMM as well as the BBA from Unibe and Florida International University (FIU).

    In 2010 she published her work “Social Capital and Economic Growth” which obtained fourth place in the Juan Pablo Duarte contest of the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic. She is an alumni member of the Global Shapers community, attached to the World Economic Forum.

    Emilia graduated summa cum laude from the Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Santo Domingo (2005). She was awarded a Chevening Scholarship as well as the Seescyt-Taiwán scholarship from the Dominican government, with which she completed, with distinction, a Master of Arts from the University of Essex, United Kingdom, with concentration in Political Economy and International Relations (2007). She also obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Barna Business School and the University of Barcelona, (2011) where she was chosen to give the graduation speech. She is fluent in english and spanish and has extensive knowledge of french, italian and german.

  • Ignazio Bolonotto Associate

    Prior to joining ALERE, Perla worked in one of the Big Four as an Audit Staff in several companies.

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    Ignazio has over seven years of experience in Corporate Finance, Public Finance, and Data Science. Prior to joining ALERE Advisors, he was Head of Portfolio Analysis and Risk Management at Ministerio de Hacienda of the Dominican Republic, Junior Consultant at United Nations for Development Programme, and Associate at financial advisory firm Valumonics.

    Ignazio graduated summa cum laude from the Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Santo Domingo (2010). He also obtained a Master’s degree in Economisc from the New York University (2014). He is a Fulbright-MESCYT scholar. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

  • Carolina Morey Simón Associate

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    Carolina has more than ten (10) years of experience in the area of Management Consulting and Financial Advisory. Prior to joining ALERE, she worked as Senior Consultant at a Consulting Firm based in Dominican Republic, where she developed projects in several industries, focused on diagnosis and designs of processes and organizational structures, strategic planning, business valuations and business plans.

    Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the “Universidad Central del Este” (UCE), San Pedro de Macorís (2008). Awarded with a scholarship by the “Ministerio de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología” (MESCyT) to complete a Master’s degree in Quality Management and Business Excellence at the “Escuela de Organización Industrial” (EOI) in Madrid, Spain (2010). She is fluent in Spanish and English.

  • Perla Hilario Analyst

    Prior to joining ALERE, Perla worked in one of the Big Four as an Audit Staff in several companies.

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    Prior to joining ALERE, Perla worked in one of the Big Four as an Audit Staff in several companies. She is a Certified Tax Consultant (CTC), obtained in the Tax Association of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo (2019). She has more than one year of experience in the administrative area and in financial analysis. She is currently taking specialized courses in valuation of companies taught by American Society Of Appraisers.

    Perla graduated cum laude from the Bachelor’s degree in Financial Management and Audit from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Santo Domingo (2018). She is fluent in Spanish and English.

  • Dafne Pichardo Office Manager

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    Dafne has over ten years of experience in the administrative area. Prior to joining ALERE, she worked as executive assistant in the Communication and Institutional Relations of INICIA, being the main contact between clients and the company to channel their requests and demands.

    Dafne graduated from the Bacherlor's degree of Interior Design and Decoration from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU), Santo Domingo (1994). She is fluent in Spanish and English.

CONTACT

The firm is located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Roble Corporate Center,
Calle Rafael Augusto Sánchez #86,
corner of Freddy Prestol Castillo
Ensanche Piantini,
Santo Domingo,
National District
Telephone: 809-541-5400

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