Investment Bank in Brazil

Recent Transactions

Recent Advisory transactions include:

 

2013

Embotelladora Andina - Exclusive financial advisor to Embotelladora Andina on the acquisition of Companhia de Bebidas Ipiranga (US$539mm)

Cia Fluminense - Exclusive advisor to Cia Fluminense on their sale to Coca-Cola FEMSA (US$448mm)

UnitedHealth Group - Sole tender offer agent in UnitedHealth Group’s cash tender offer for the minority shareholders of Amil Participações in the São Paulo stock exchange (US$1.5bn)

Occidental Petroleum - Advisor to Occidental Petroleum on the announced sale of its 50% stake in Carbocloro (US$320mm)

Odebrecht - Advisor to Odebrecht with respect to strategic alternatives for Odebrecht Energia (Undisclosed)

 

2012

Itaú - Financial advisor to Itaú on the acquisition of 49.9% of Redecard S.A. (US$5.8bn)

LAN Airlines - Financial advisor to LAN Airlines S.A. on its merger with TAM airlines to form the largest airline in Latin America (US$8.5bn)

Casino - Advisor to Groupe Casino on reaching control of Grupo Pão de Açúcar (GPA) (US$5.7bn)

Merchant e-Solutions - Advisor to Merchant e-Solutions on its sale to Cielo (US$670mm)

JBS - Voluntary Public Tender Offer for the Acquisition of Common JBS Shares in Exchange for Common Shares of Vigor (US$596mm)

Gafisa - Valuation report to Gafisa S.A. in connection with the acquisition of the remaining 20% stake in Alphaville Urbanismo S.A. (US$977mm)

GP Investments - Exclusive financial advisor to GP Investments on its sale of Fogo de Chão to Thomas H. Lee Partners (US$400mm)

Fedex - Exclusive financial advisor to Fedex on the acquisition of Rapidão Cometa (Undisclosed)

Aceco TI - Exclusive financial advisor to Aceco TI on the sale of a minority stake to General Atlantic (Undisclosed)

Takeda - Exclusive financial advisor to Takeda on the acquisition of Multilab (US$265mm)

 

2011

Tenaris – Financial advisor and tender offer agent to Tenaris in its cash tender offer to acquire the minority interest of Confab ($775 million)

Carrefour – Exclusive financial advisor to Carrefour in the sale of a 49% stake in its financial services and insurance business in Brazil to Itau-Unibanco ($661 million)

H J Heinz – Exclusive financial advisor to H.J. Heinz on its acquisition of Quero Alimentos ($618mm)

Zurich – Exclusive financial advisor to Zurich on its acquisition of 51% of Banco Santander’s Latam insurance operations for $2.1bn and 25-year bank distribution agreement ($2.1 billion)

Usiminas – Exclusive financial advisor to Usiminas in the private sale of its remaining stake in Ternium ($250 million)

Galp Energia – Financial advisor to Galp Energia on the sale of a 30% stake in its Brazilian E&P division to Sinopec ($4.8 billion)

 

2010

Abril – Exclusive financial advisor to Abril Educação in the acquisition of Anglo

Marfrig – Exclusive advisor to Marfrig Alimentos on its announced acquisition of Keystone Foods for $1.26 billion

Apax Partners – Financial advisor to Apax Partners on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Tivit ($996mm)

Principal Financial Group – Exclusive financial advisor to Principal Financial Group on the renewal of its strategic partnership with Banco do Brasil

Gafisa – Rendered a valuation report to Gafisa in connection with the acquisition of a 20% stake in Alphaville Urbanismo

Braskem – Financial advisor on Braskem's acquisition of Sunoco’s polypropylene business ($350 million)

Shell – Exclusive financial advisor to Shell on the formation of a Brazilian joint venture with Cosan S.A. (US$12 billion)

 

2009

Equatorial Energia – Financial advisor to Equatorial Energia S.A. on the sale of its 25% stake in Rio Minas e Energia, the controlling shareholder of Light, to Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais (US$450 million)

The Hartford Financial Services Group – Exclusive financial advisor to The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. on the sale of its 50% stake in Icatu Hartford Seguros to Icatu Holding

Principal Financial Group – Exclusive financial advisor to Principal Financial Group (“PFG”) on the announced reorganization of its pensions joint venture with Banco do Brasil (“BB”)

TELESP – Financial advisor on Telesp's tender offer to acquire GVT Holding (US$3.76 million)

JBS – Financial advisor on JBS's association with Bertin (US$15.2 billion)

Sonae – Exclusive financial advisor to Sonae Indústria on the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary Tafisa Brasil to Placas do Paraná (US$288 million)

Porto Seguro – Exclusive financial advisor to Porto Seguro on its auto and home insurance strategic alliance with Itaú Unibanco (US$942 million)

Marítima Seguros – Exclusive financial advisor to Marítima Seguros S.A. on Sompo Japan’s announced investment in the company (US$165 million)

Klabin Segall – Exclusive financial advisor to Klabin Segall on its announced partnership with Veremonte and Agra (US$376 million)

Kraft Foods – Exclusive financial advisor to Kraft on the sale of its liquid fruit juice business in Brazil

 

2008

Banco Nossa Caixa – Financial advisor to Banco Nossa Caixa in connection with the announced acquisition of a controlling stake by Banco do Brasil (US$3.2 billion)

RBS Participações – Rendered a valuation report to RBS Comunicaçoes in connection with its announced sale of a 12.64% stake to Gávea Investimentos

Tiger Brasil Participações – Exclusive financial advisor to Tiger Brasil on the announced sale of a 35% stake in both Catho Online and Manager Online to Australia’s Seek and Consolidated Press Holdings (US$68 million)

Arainvest – Financial advisor to Safra on the announced agreement with Votorantim to merge their respective controlling stakes in Aracruz and VCP and form a 50/50 controlling block of both companies (US$7.3 billion)

Magnesita – Exclusive financial advisor and lead financing arranger to Magnesita Refratários S.A. in the acquisition of LWB Refractories (US$943 million)

Arainvest – Financial advisor to Arapar's sale of its 28% voting stake in Aracruz to VCP (US$1.7 billion)

TOTVS – Exclusive financial advisor to Totvs and provided a fairness opinion to its Board of Directors in its announced combination with Datasul (US$440 million)

Exxon Mobil – Exclusive financial advisor to ExxonMobil Corporation on the sale of its Brazilian downstream affiliate, Esso Brasileira, to Cosan Ltd. (US$989 million)

BMF – Financial advisor and provided a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Bolsa de Mercadorias & Futuros on its merger with Bovespa Holding resulting in a combined entity value of US$17.3 billion

Votorantim Metais – Exclusive financial advisor to Votorantim Metais in the launching of a tender offer to acquire up to 26.12% of the shares outstanding of Compania Minera Milpo (US$422.3 million)

JBS – Financial advisor to JBS on its acquisition of Smithfield Food’s beef processing division and associated feedlots (US$565 million)

JBS – Financial advisor to JBS on its acquisition of National Beef Packing Company (US$970 million)

 

Awards

  • #1 Ranking Valor Economico of international bonds and loans for Brazilian clients (2013)
  • Best Investment Bank in Latin America (EuroMoney, 2012)
  • Best Investment Bank in Latin America (LatinFinance, 2012)
  • Best M&A House in Latin America (LatinFinance, 2012)
  • Latin America Equities House of the year (IFR, 2012)
  • Best Private Bank Services in Colombia (Euromoney, 2012)
  • Best Private Bank Services in Panama (Euromoney, 2012)
  • Best Private Bank Services in Paraguay (Euromoney, 2012)
  • Best Range of Advisory Services in Latin America (Euromoney, 2012)
  • Best Private Bank for Range of Investment Products in Ecuador (Euromoney, 2012)
  • Best Relationship Management in Peru (Euromoney, 2012)
  • Best Net-Worth-Specific services in Brazil (Euromoney, 2012)
  • Best Net-Worth-Specific services in Ecuador (Euromoney, 2012)
  • Best Net-Worth-Specific services in Peru (Euromoney, 2012)
  • Best Net-Worth-Specific services in Uruguay (Euromoney, 2012)
  • Best Research Team in Latin America (Institutional Investor, 2011)
  • Best Fixed Income Fund Manager for J. P. Morgan Asset Management (Exame Magazine, 2011)
  • Best Investment Bank in Latin America (Euromoney, 2011)
 
 

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