We have had a permanent presence in Brazil since 1997 and have worked on Brazilian deals long before that. Members of the São Paulo team, most of them fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, have lived and worked in Brazil for a significantly long time and are both familiar with and appreciative of the local business culture. We are committed to Brazil and to building quality lasting relationships with our clients.

Our established relationships with major local firms, strong track record with the main investment banks and global coverage – including leading our leading practices in Asia, Europe, U.S. and Africa – allow us to consistently participate in ground-breaking Brazilian deals.

We are one of the very few international firms focused on M&A in Brazil. In addition, we offer capital markets, banking and projects capabilities, leveraging our firmwide capabilities. Significantly, we offer on-the-ground advice on U.S. law, which is the law of choice in many corporate transactions in Brazil and extensively in Latin America.

Recent transactions and cases include advising:

  • TriLinc Global Impact Fund – Latin America II and the TRG Management LP (a member of The Rohatyn Group) on a senior secured term loan to the Brazilian IT group of companies, Cimcorp
  • J.P. Morgan, Santander, BB Securities, Bradesco BBI, BTG Pactual and Itaú on the US%500m 5.750% senior notes due 2026 issued as green bonds by Suzano
  • Banco do Brasil on the tender offer to purchase for cash up to US$200m of the aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 9.250% perpetual non-cumulative junior subordinated securities
  • Marfrig in the tender offer to purchase US$570m of three series of outstanding notes and in the simultaneous issue of US$750m of new notes due 2023 (followed by a re-tap of an additional US$250m of notes due 2023)
  • the controlling shareholders of Paration the RS 1.38bn sale of all their shares in Parati to Kellogg Company
    a major auto rental company on its strategic partnership with Localiza Rent a Car, the largest car rental network in South America and the market leader in Brazil
  • BNP Paribas Cardif on the R$330m 10-year renewal of its joint venture and partnership with Magazine Luiza, Brazil’s giant domestic appliance retailer
  • ASSA ABLOY on the acquisitions of the Brazilian companies Papaiz, Udinese, Vault, Metalika and Silvana
  • Lipesa, on the simultaneous US$51m sale of four sisters entities in Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru to ChemTreat
  • Anglo American on the US$1.7bn sale of its Niobium and Phosphates businesses in Brazil to China Molybdenum
  • ThyssenKrupp on the purchase of 27% of Brazilian mining company Vale’s stake in Companhia Siderúrgica do Atlântico, a steel plant co-owned by the pair
  • RSA Insurance Group on the £403m sale of its Latin American business (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay) to Suramericana, the insurance subsidiary of Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana