New York, NY; May 4, 2016 – Jaguar Growth Partners (Jaguar), a privately-held investment management firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of Christian Klotz and Antonio Allona to Principal, and Ricardo Costa to Vice President.

“We are thrilled to recognize the growth of these talented colleagues, reflecting the development of our company,” said Gary Garrabrant, Jaguar Managing Partner.  “Christian and Antonio have assumed leadership of our expanding investment activity in Latin America.”

“Antonio, Christian and Ricardo’s disciplined approach to identifying, vetting, and structuring opportunities has been tremendously valuable. We are fortunate to have such strong talent, that allows us to develop senior leadership from within,” added Thomas McDonald, Jaguar Managing Partner.

Having joined in 2014, Mr. Klotz heads Jaguar’s office in Brazil, which opened in October 2015. He brings 15 years of investment experience to Jaguar, with prior experience as a co-founder of the Brazilian and Latin American investment fund UJAY Capital. Prior to this, Mr. Klotz was a portfolio analyst at Pollux Capital, a Brazil based asset manager. Mr. Klotz earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia in Brazil and an M.B.A. from the Columbia Business School, University of Columbia, and Walter Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

Mr. Allona has nearly 12 years of experience as an investment professional. Prior to joining Jaguar in 2013, he worked in the Investment Banking division at Merrill Lynch and also served as a member of the investment team at the International Finance Corporation (IFC, World Bank). Mr. Allona holds a double degree in Law and Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid and received his M.B.A. with Honors from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

Mr. Costa is a member of the investment team and has over a decade of experience in private equity. Prior to joining Jaguar in 2015, Mr. Costa was a Partner at Gávae Investimentos, one of the largest alternative investment managers in Brazil, and worked at Votorantim Novos Negócios before then. He is a graduate from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Sao Paulo (FGV-EAESP), where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. In 2017, Mr. Costa will receive his M.B.A from Columbia Business School.

About Jaguar Growth Partners

Jaguar Growth Partners is a privately-held investment management firm specializing in real estate private equity in growth markets globally.  Founded in 2013 by Gary Garrabrant and Thomas McDonald, Jaguar invests in and develops scalable real estate-related operating platforms and companies poised to grow in markets characterized by an expanding middle class, aspirational youth, urbanization and other secular trends found in emerging global economies.

Commencing their investment activities in the 1990’s, Jaguar’s founders are regarded as pioneers in real estate investing and company-building in emerging markets through growth capital investments, working in active collaboration with local operating partners. The Firm capitalizes on a broad array of investment opportunities and is at the vanguard of institutionalizing the most compelling growth markets.  Jaguar is distinguished by its global insights, partner orientation and proven approach to optimizing value and liquidity.  Please see for additional information.

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