SOURCE: IMAP, Inc.

IMAP, Inc.

August 24, 2010 14:04 ET

IMAP Expands Latin America Presence With Chilean Corporate Finance Company

South Andes Capital Joins the Global Leader in Cross-Border M&A Advisory

SARASOTA, FL--(Marketwire - August 24, 2010) -  IMAP, Inc., an exclusive global merger and acquisition (M&A) organization, is pleased to announce that it has selected South Andes Capital as its IMAP representative for Chile. With an office in Santiago, South Andes Capital joins 45 other IMAP offices with experienced advisors and analysts in nearly 30 countries throughout North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe, and Asia. 

"We are pleased to be selected to join the global leader in M&A advisory for cross-border mid-market transactions," said Sergio Milic, director of South Andes Capital. "IMAP has strong partnerships and dedicated member firms who deliver client service to all segments of the global middle market and we look forward to working closely with our new colleagues to achieve success with a wide range of cross-border transactions."

Founded in 1993, South Andes Capital offers first-class services in corporate finance to local and international companies. The professional team of South Andes Capital is made up of eight advisers who have participated in transactions in Chile and abroad, with experience in the following sectors: electricity, ports, water and wastewater services, real estate, mining, telecommunications, forestry, agribusiness and financial. 

"We are excited to expand our presence in Latin America and have South Andes Capital represent IMAP in Chile," said IMAP President, Mark Esbeck. "South Andes Capital brings extensive international and local experience in cross-border M&A and corporate finance services that will add to IMAP's industry expertise."

Media, private equity groups, corporate development personnel, global M&A attorneys, and other industry professionals will have an opportunity to meet representatives from South Andes Capital at IMAP's 2010 Global Mergers & Acquisitions Symposium in Paris, France on Thursday, October 21. More information on this fall symposium will be announced in the coming months and will also be posted to the IMAP Web site. www.imap.com/conferences.

About IMAP
IMAP is an exclusive global organization of leading merger and acquisition advisory firms. Formed in 1973, IMAP is composed of 45 offices in nearly 30 countries throughout North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe, Australia and Asia. In 2009, IMAP advisers completed 179 transactions, with an aggregate transaction value of more than $6 billion. IMAP advisers provide strategic merger, acquisition, divestiture and related corporate finance services. Sellers of mid-size companies and corporate acquirers alike rely upon IMAP for essential local market knowledge and industry expertise delivered with unparalleled global reach. Every business day, somewhere in the world, an IMAP adviser is completing an M&A transaction. More information is available via the Internet at www.imap.com.

About South Andes Capital
Founded in 1993 by Francisco Gutiérrez and Pedro Iriberry, South Andes Capital offers first-class services in the area of corporate finance to local and international companies. Its commitment to client objectives, combined with strong educational background and broad experience of its professionals, allows it to deliver premium quality services. The professional team of South Andes Capital is made up of eight advisers who have participated in transactions in Chile and abroad worth more than $8.5 billion, with experience in the following sectors: electricity, ports, water and wastewater services, real estate, mining, telecommunications, forestry, agribusiness and financial. For more information on South Andes Capital, visit http://www.southandes.com/web/en/

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