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Nexo Latam is a digital infrastructure platform supporting a leading investment firm in the Latin America region

The company works with KKR, a leading global investment firm, through its Infrastructure strategy and its portfolio companies to identify and develop digital infrastructure opportunities in Latin America.

With a management team with robust experience in technology and mergers and acquisitions sectors, Nexo Latam seeks opportunities that are relevant to the region’s digital infrastructure, and that demonstrate counter-cyclical characteristics and a solid long-term cash generation profile.

As a result, Nexo Latam is supporting KKR in its investments to develop Latin America’s technological landscape through sustainable growth.

Our team: almost two decades

of joint experience on telecom projects

Mariano de Beer
Mariano de Beer has extensive experience leading telecommunications and technology companies worldwide. He was Chief Commercial and Digital Officer at Telefonica, responsible for all global digital products and a Member of the Telefonica Group Executive Committee. Previously, also at Telefonica, he was the CEO of Telefonica Brazil and President of Vivo. 

During his tenure at Microsoft, de Beer was President of Microsoft Brazil and later President of the Latam New Markets Region, responsible for more than 40 countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean.

Mariano was also CEO of RBS Educação, part of the Brazilian conglomerate RBS Group. He is a former consultant at McKinsey & Co and holds an MBA from Georgetown University.

Mariano currently serves as Board Member of Ribbon Communications (Nasdaq: RBBN), an IP and Optical networks solution company, where he chairs its Technology and Innovation Committee.
Fabio Bruggioni
Fabio Bruggioni has over 25 years of executive experience leading global telecommunication, financial services, and investment businesses.

Formally acted as CEO of ItauCard, a leading credit card business in Brazil, part of ITAÚ-UNIBANCO.

Before that, Fabio was head of Global Consumer at TELEFONICA S.A, which included digital platforms, business development, digital products, and channels for different geographies around the world (Spain, Brazil, UK, Germany, and other Latin American countries). At TELEFONICA, Fabio also lead the enterprise, SMB, and consumer business units in Brazil.

Fabio was a founding partner at E.BRICKS and EB CAPITAL, both leading venture capital and private equity companies in Brazil, with over 30 investments made in e-commerce, SaaS, fintech, education, digital media, and telecom industries.

As a board member Fabio has served major private and public companies in LatAm such as CVC Turismo, SMILES, MILLS, WiNE.com.br, MARTINS Group, and RBS Group.
Ari Falarini
Formerly CTO of izzi Telecom (Televisa company, internet, multimedia, and fixed operator in Mexico) with ~18 million HPs, ~6.5 million subscribers, ~67k fiber km, ~104k coax cable km); previously CTO/COO of Vivo Brazil, mobile/fixed operator with 95 million subscribers and 15.7 million FTTH HP's; previously senior roles at Embratel/Net Brasil and AT&T LatAm.

37 years in telecommunications, started in Operations passing through Engineering, Network Planning, and CTO, being responsible for planning, implementation, activation, recovery, maintenance, and expansion of Telecommunications Systems in their various processes in Fixed/Mobile companies.
Marcelo Mesquita
Formerly worked at EB Capital a Brazilian Private Equity Fund (+ R$3.5 billion of AUM) where he was responsible for deal sourcing in numerous sectors such as agro, tech, healthcare, reverse logistics, and telecommunications. Also participated in the fundraising process of +R$1.5 billion. While at EB Capital, Marcelo developed the fund’s largest investment thesis to date from the acquisition of an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the countryside of Rio de Janeiro (Sumicity) to the largest Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) ISP in Brazil (Alloha Fibra). From EB Capital, Marcelo was transferred to Alloha to act as the company’s M&A, FP&A, and Strategic Planning Director and was responsible for the acquisition of 12 companies and 8 other regional assets, leading Alloha’s efforts in all the transaction stages from analysis and presentations to Due Diligence and negotiations.

Before EB Capital and Alloha, Marcelo worked at Kora Capital, a New York-based emerging markets hedge fund, helping the research team develop an investment thesis in the Latin America telecom industry. Marcelo holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and finance from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)


Latin America

Nexo Latam and KKR have initiatives in countries in Latin America, with the first actions taking place in Chile and Colombia through OnNet.
Onnet Fibra

ONNET Fibra Chile

Founded in July 2021 by KKR (60% owner and controlling shareholder) and TCH (Telefónica Chile S.A. 40% owner), ONNET is the largest fiber optic infrastructure company in Chile, operating a neutral open-access network on a wholesale basis, to achieve zero digital divide, accelerating the deployment of fiber optics and promoting the sustainable development of the fiber market in Chile.

Today, the Company reaches more than 3.1 million Homes Passed, built mainly in the last three years, with the highest quality standards, and located in the highest value markets in Chile from Arica to Tierra del Fuego. The network aims to provide city-wide coverage in most urban centers in Chile and it is expected to end 2022 with close to 4.0 million Homes Passed.

ONNET Fibra Colombia

ONNET Fibra Colombia began operation in January 2022 because of the investment by KKR and Colombia Telecomunicaciones S.A. (Telefónica Colombia). ONNET Fibra is the largest and fastest-growing fiber-to-the-home infrastructure provider in Colombia, born to foster connectivity access for households, businesses, and institutions across Colombia, improve internet speed for end-users, and consolidate the disruptive model of a neutral network available to all telecom operators in the country.

Today, ONNET Fibra Colombia’s network covers more than 1.7 million homes in 38 cities, and this coverage will grow up to 4.3 million homes in nearly 90 cities by the end of 2024.