About us

Our approach is rooted on our successful track-record as entrepreneurs

Our founders

Guillermo and Angel posted one of the best outcomes in the Search Fund asset class

Angel Alvarez and Guillermo Zambrano

Our team

Supporting our partners in each stage of their Search Fund experience

Robust team with diverse set of skills and complementary areas of expertise

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Guillermo Zambrano
Biography

Guillermo is the co-founder of ALZA Capital Partners. He is a former Search Fund entrepreneur and one of the pioneers of the Search Fund industry in Mexico and Latin America. Guillermo has ample experience in strategic, operational and investment-related roles.

Guillermo Zambrano

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Angel Alvarez
Biography

Angel is the co-founder of ALZA Capital Partners. He is a former Search Fund entrepreneur and one of the pioneers of the Search Fund industry in Mexico and Latin America. Angel has extensive experience in private equity, M&A and investment-related roles.

Angel Alvarez

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Javier Paez
Biography

Javier focuses on actively sourcing search funds, managing the portfolio and evaluating new investments.

Javier Paez

Principal

Monica Elizondo
Biography

Monica is responsible of treasury operations, financial reporting, tax planning and compliance.

Monica Elizondo

CFO & Fund Manager

Fernando Kuri
Biography

Fernando focuses on providing strategic and analytical support to portfolio companies and evaluating new investments opportunities

Fernando Kuri

Investment Analyst

Guillermo Zambrano
Biography

Guillermo is the co-founder of ALZA Capital Partners. He is a former Search Fund entrepreneur and one of the pioneers of the Search Fund industry in Mexico and Latin America. Guillermo has ample experience in strategic, operational and investment-related roles.

Guillermo Zambrano

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Angel Alvarez
Biography

Angel is the co-founder of ALZA Capital Partners. He is a former Search Fund entrepreneur and one of the pioneers of the Search Fund industry in Mexico and Latin America. Angel has extensive experience in private equity, M&A and investment-related roles.

Angel Alvarez

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Javier Paez
Biography

Javier focuses on actively sourcing search funds, managing the portfolio and evaluating new investments.

Javier Paez

Principal

Our story

Unique story of recent achievements in every stage of our journey

2013
2015
2015 - 2018
2018
Today
Angel, Jesus and Guillermo

We launched Lottus Capital Partners with a third partner, Jesus Lanza, one of the first traditional Search Funds raised in Mexico and Latin America

 

Our experience allows us to empathize with entrepreneurs fundraising, having a clear view of the value-add an investor can provide

2013

We launched Lottus Capital Partners with a third partner, Jesus Lanza, one of the first traditional Search Funds raised in Mexico and Latin America

 

Our experience allows us to empathize with entrepreneurs fundraising, having a clear view of the value-add an investor can provide

2015

We concluded our search phase with the acquisition of Universidad Tres Culturas, a private university, under the umbrella of Lottus Education, a vehicle we founded to invest in higher education

 

Our success was a result of implementing best practices reaching out to business owners, leveraging brokers and executing negotiations

2015 - 2018

We ran the Company as Co-CEOs for 3 years, implementing a detailed strategic plan that resulted in an organic three-fold increase in the size of the business

 

Our operational principles guided the decision-making process and delivered significant value for our shareholders

2018

We launched ALZA Capital Partners, and created a liquidity event for the majority of our shareholders, providing one of the best returns in the Search Fund asset class

 

We remain involved as active Shareholders, supporting the leadership team in the consolidation of the higher education sector

Today

We continue to build upon the momentum, with Lottus Education becoming one of the fastest growing higher education platforms in LatAm

 

We have complemented organic growth with strategic acquisitions, such as Universidad Latinoamericana in 2019, reaching +45,000 students and 37 campuses