Manuel Rubio

Managing Director
Manuel (“Manny”) Rubio has 20 years of experience in negotiating, structuring and consummating various venture capital and private equity transactions, as a well as numerous capital markets transactions.

As a co-founder and advisor to Columbia Equity Partners, he has supervised and structured various venture capital and private equity related transactions including in such industries as aviation, technology, retail and healthcare. Mr. Rubio was part of the initial management team at apparel company Active Apparel Group Inc., where he structured the initial private equity investments in the company and provided oversight over the company’s IPO. As a principal at the Internet company go2net Inc., he directed and structured the company’s venture capital funding and directed the company through the IPO process.

As an attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, he specialized in M&A, MBOs, hostile tender offers, proxy contests, public and private offerings of equity and debt, joint ventures, debt restructuring and corporate governance projects. Mr. Rubio has also worked in one of Argentina’s largest law firm, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, specializing in privatizations and debt offerings.

Mr. Rubio received a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Columbia College in New York and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Mr. Rubio also holds a CFA designation.