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Guido Funes Nova
Managing Director at Carlyle International Energy Partners


Guido Funes Nova is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group in London. He focuses on private equity investments in the energy space (oil & gas in particular) and is a member of the Carlyle International Energy Partners investment team.

Before moving to London, Mr. Funes Nova was based in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he focused on private equity investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to that, he was based in Milan, Italy, where he worked on European buyout opportunities. 

At Carlyle since 1999, he has been involved in several investments, including those in CEPSA (integrated energy company), Neptune (onshore and offshore oil & gas production), Assala (onshore oil production), HES International (liquid and dry bulk storage), Discover (offshore oil & gas exploration), J&J Africa (logistics), Export Trading Group (agricultural commodities trading), CommScope (communications infrastructure equipment), Avio (aero engine components), Riello (residential heating equipment) and Tecnoforge (fittings for the oil & gas industry).

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Funes Nova was a Financial Analyst at Salomon Smith Barney in London in the M&A and Financial Sponsors groups. 

Mr. Funes Nova has a cum laude degree in Business Administration from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi of Milan and attended part of his studies at the University of Michigan’s School of Business.

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  • State of the union panel discussion: Key trends for 2019 and beyond

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