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Colombian-born McCausland, 43, set up her own firm, Violy, Byorum & Partners, and arranged the landmark deal in which the Cisneros family’s Venezuelan bottler switched from Pepsi to Coca-Cola. She and partner Stormy Byorum then handled the bottler’s sale to Panamco for $1.1 billion and have also done deals for Richardo Salina’s Cemex and Lorenzo Zambrano’s Elektra in Mexic