Mergers & Acquisitions:
■ The firm advised GTIS Partners in the formation of joint venture between GTIS and GP Investimentos for the acquisition of 100% of the equity interest in BHG S.A. – Brazil Hospitality Group, a leading Brazilian hospitality company, upon a tender offer and subsequent delisting as a publicly-held company
■ The firm advised Blackstone and Patria, two leading private equity firms, in the acquisition of 70% of Alphaville, a residential development in Brazil, valued at R$ 2 billion
■ The firm advised Tarpon Gestora de Recursos S.A., in the acquisition of a 19.91% stake of Abril Educação S.A., a major Brazilian education company, listed in the São Paulo Stock Exchange, for approximately R$610 million
Key Clients: GTIS Partners, Mubadala, Patria, Blackstone, Acon, One Equity Partners.
Contacts: Andre Stocche, Flavio Meyer, Luiz Felipe Costa, Fabiano Milani, Fernanda Cardoso.
■ The firm advised BHG Brazil Hospitality Group on its follow-on share offering worth R$ 350 million
■ The firm advised Mubadala Development Company and Trafigura PTE on the public offer for the exchange of variable interest securities issued by MMX Mineração e Metálicos S.A. (traded in BM&FBOVESPA under ticker MMXM11) for class A quotas issued by Porto Sudeste Royalties Fundo de Investimento em Participações em Infraestrutura (traded in BM&FBOVESPA under ticker FPOR11), in a total amount of BRL 2,950,221,030.00
■ The firm advised Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. and BB-Banco de Investimento S.A., as underwriters, on railroad operator MRS Logística S.A.’s debentures offering worth R$ 550 million
Key Clients: Santander, BTG Pactual, Itaú BBA, BB Banco de Investimento, Bradesco BBI.
Contacts: Henrique Filizzola, Marcos Ribeiro, Frederico Moura.
Banking and Finance:
■ The firm advised Caixa Econômica Federal in the R$ 1.3 billion financing for the development of the Parque Olímpico, the main site for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
■ The firm advised Santander in a highly structured finance transaction sponsored by Brazilian telecoms company Oi, involving an investment in preferred stock of a special purpose vehicle in the amount of R$ 400 million
Key Clients: Caixa Econômica Federal, Banco do Brasil, Santander, Itaú BBA, Bradesco BBI.
Contacts: Guilherme Forbes, Paulo Padis, Henrique Filizzola, Marcos Ribeiro, Frederico Moura, Miriam Signor.
■ The firm are advising Caixa Econômica Federal and Banco do Brasil in a R$ 10 billion facility with funds from the Brazilian Merchant Navy Fund (Fundo da Marinha Mercante – FMM) to be granted to Sete Brasil for the construction of 8 “Batch 3” drilling rigs to be used by Petrobras in the exploration of the pre-salt deep-water oil reserves
■ The firm advised Banco do Brasil and Caixa Econômica Federal in R$6.5 billion loan facility to Eletrobras, secured by the Brazilian Treasury wtih receivables from Itaipu Hydro
■ The firm advised Banco Santander, Banco do Brasil, Bradesco BBI, Caixa Econômica Federal and HSBC on a R$ 1.1 billion bridge-loan facility to RIOGaleão, the concessionaire formed by Odebrecht TransPort, Infraero and Changi Airports to explore the Rio de Janeiro International Airport Concession
Key Clients: Caixa Econômica Federal, Santander, Banco Itaú BBA, Banco do Brasil.
Contacts: Guilherme Forbes Paulo Padis, Miriam Signor, Marcos Castro.
■ The firm advised Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias in the sale of the Commercial Tower and Shopping Center that are to be constructed in the development “Parque da Cidade”, one of the largest commercial developments in São Paulo. Amount involved in the transaction: R$ 817 million
■ The firm advised Pátria Investimentos and Blackstone - Private Equity AE Investimentos e Participações S.A. in the acquisition of a 70% stake in the capital stock of Alphaville Urbanismo S.A., the leading urban real estate community development company in Brazil, from Gafisa S.A. Amount involved in the transaction: R$ 1.409 billion
■ The firm advised W Torre in the sale of its equity stake in JK Iguatemi Shopping Mall to Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers S.A. and Adeoti Empreendimentos Imobiliários Ltda. Amount involved in the transaction: US$636 million
Key Clients: Odebrecht, Autonomy Investimentos, Radar, Cosan, GTIS Partners.
Contacts: Alexandre Laizo Clápis, Fernanda Rosa.
Contact: Renato Coelho.
Dispute Resolution and Prevention:
Contacts: Domingos Refinetti, Rafael Passaro, Luis Guilherme Aidar Bondioli
Contact: Fabricio Cardim de Almeida
Contact: Daniela Yuassa
Contact: Caroline Dihil Prolo
The firm provides advice only in respect of Brazilian law, but acts in several cross-border transactions involving other jurisdictions, in cooperation with leading international firms.