Cristina Badenes


IR & Corp. Dev.

Ms. Badenes has been at Meridia Capital since its inception back in 2006.

She has 25 years of experience in the financial industry and is responsible for leading global Investor Relations and capital raising for the firm. As Head of Corporate Development she is responsible for new business initiatives and plays an integral role in developing the fund management group’s strategy while promoting Meridia Capital’s franchise globally.

Prior to joining Meridia Capital, she was Executive Director in the Equity Research Department of UBS Investment Bank in London. Ms. Badenes was ranked second best analyst in the sector in Europe by the Thomson Extel Pan-European Survey. She was also selected as one of the UK’s top-10 stock-pickers from among more than 1,000 financial analysts. She also worked in London as Vice President in the Equity Research Department of Dresdner Kleinwort. Ms. Badenes began her career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department of JP Morgan and Salomon Brothers in London.

Ms. Badenes chairs the Spanish Committee of Level 20, a UK based not for profit organisation focused on increasing gender diversity in the European private equity industry.

She graduated with honours in Economics and Business Administration from Universidad de Barcelona and holds an MBA from IESE Business School.

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