Simple Investment Boutique is a consultancy firm devoted to the prospection, identification and structuring of investment projects of highly added value.
Established in 2010, the firm has based its growth in creating commercial alliances with strategic partners of different industries: green energies, social housing and oil and gas projects, among others.
Simple offers consultancy services in different areas such as structuring, exploration and development of new businesses and investment options in real economy projects.
In Simple Investment we structure and develop investment options in real economy projects in a wide amount of markets. Based on our expertise, we identify highly added value opportunities for our clients.
Our alliances with key partners allow us to have a large variety of investment opportunities in diverse areas with attractive returns for our clients.
Mr. Cipriano Frick has been involved with global financial markets for more than fifteen years; he began his career at Bank Boston NA. where he focused on Latin America Private Banking clients. Before founding Simple Investment Boutique, he was member of the Itau Private Banking team based in Montevideo with focus on financial advisory services to Argentinean clients principally. Mr. Frick received International Affairs and Business Administration studies at ORT University and has actively participated in seminars on financial markets trends, wealth management, proper due diligence and anti-money laundry, among others.
Mr. Diego Furest is an accountant from the Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay, and an MBA from Universidad Torcuato di Tella (Argentina) having finished his studies in The Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Holland). He has been working in finances since 2007, in several markets. He started his career in the audit department at PwC and soon moved to BBVA, performing positively in retail and corporate banking. After 3 years he moved to the loans & investments department of Oikocredit, joining the Portfolio Build Up team. He has been part of Simple Investment Boutique since 2014, as Project Manager of the Investment Project´s department.
Mr. Leandro Furest started his financial carreer 10 years ago in ACM, a swiss based trading brokerage firm, when he headed the Institutional Dept. of the company. He obtained his MBA degree from the Universidad Catolica de Uruguay in the year 2010, and since that year he has been a founding partner of Simple Investment Boutique. He has actively participated in developing and structuring numerous Private Equity projects in Energy (green and traditional), Real Estate and Agribusiness. In charge of corporate expansion to U.S. and Europe.
Mr. Federico Otegui is a Certified Public Accountant, grauated from the Catholic University of Uruguay (Universidad Católica del Uruguay) in 2005. He has a LLM in International Taxation, obtained with honors from Wirtschafts Universität Wien – Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in 2011. Currently, he is finalizing a Master in Law and Tax Techniques from que University of Montevideo (Máster en Derecho y Técnica Tributaria, Universidad de Montevideo).
He has broad experience in accounting and tax services, on a national and international level. Previously, he was part of the tax areas of recognized consulting firms such as EY, CPA Ferrere and Auren, and was a manager in PwC’s International Business Services unit.
Currently, he is an active member of the Uruguayan Institute of Tax Studies (Instituto Uruguayo de Estudios Tributarios).
In the academic field, he is a professor of Double Treaty Agreements in the Master in Accounting and Finance and the Tax Diploma, in ORT University, tutoring final projects for both post graduate studies.
Mrs. Cecilia Hernandez is a Certified Public Accountant, graduated from the Economical Sciences and Administration School of the University of the Republic (Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administración, Universidad de la República) in 2008. She obtained a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in ORT University and a Master in International Business in Florida International University (USA).
She has vast experience in accounting, tax, consulting and compliance services, focusing mainly in regional and international companies. Previously, she was a manager in PwC’s International Business Services unit, managing significant accounts.
Mr. Cubas is a mechanical and industrial Engineer from the Universidad de la República, M.Sc. from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) and MBA from Columbia Business School (NY).
He served many years at Citibank in different positions, being in charge of Corporate Bank in Miami, Montevideo and Buenos Aires being Vice President of Operations and Technology.
Team leader acquiring clients and providing financial solutions in conjunction with the Project Finance Team in San Pablo and the EAF Team in NY, to a diverse group of firms developing Wind Power Generation Projects.
Our Last Projects
ESCO Arcos Dorados / Green Ray
We were involved in the structuring, financing and implementation of Arcos Dorado’s luminaire renovation project in more than 200 restaurants throughout Latin America: Uruguay, Chile, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Curaçao and the US Virgin Islands.
Tax Efficiency Consultancy
Our team was involved in the design, structuring and negotiation of a package of fiscal benefits before the Commission of Support of the Economy and Finance Ministry of Uruguay (COMAP) for a 50 MW Windfarm in the Department of Maldonado.
Oil & Gas
Along with Polaris Energy Capital, an American company dedicated to the identification, exploration and development of oil wells and lease funds in the states of Texas and Oklahoma, our team has developed different projects related to Oil & Gas. Currently we have 10 projects in the pipeline, in different areas of the United States.