Adel Valdecañas is an Associate at Mabuhay Capital. Prior to joining Mabuhay Capital, Adel was a Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst with Union Bank of the Philippines. Prior to joining Union Bank, he was in Equities Marketing with BPI Securities Corporation.
Adel’s major role was to evaluate potential acquisition targets and coordinate acquisition initiatives of rural banks, thrift banks, and remittance companies. This involved coordination and fulfillment of requirements of supervising government institutions including the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines), the Philippine Competition Commission, and the Securities & Exchange Commission. Post-acquisition, he served as a corporate planning and strategy officer for the acquisitions to integrate them into the group.
In Equities, he performed valuations of selected publicly listed companies in the power industry.
In the academe, he performed research on government policies which dealt with banking, power, and agriculture.
Adel is certified in Financial Analysis and Valuation for Strategic Decision Making under the Executive Education program of the Columbia Business School, New York. He obtained his Masters’ degree in Applied Economics (2017) and Bachelors’ degree in Management of Financial Institutions (2014, honorable mention) from De La Salle University – Manila, as a scholarship grantee.