Capabilities by Region: Latin America
Greenhill has considerable advisory experience in the Latin American region. Our Managing Directors and professionals have advised clients on transactions involving many of the leading companies in the region and have access to a broad network of public and private corporate relationships throughout Latin America.
In addition to advising clients on cross-border transactions historically, Greenhill has further expanded its presence in Latin America by opening a São Paulo office in 2013 and added New York-based Managing Directors to cover clients in non-Brazilian markets.
Greenhill’s São Paulo team, led by Co-Heads Daniel Wainstein and Rodrigo Mello, has extensive experience in Brazil, and focuses on both domestic and cross-border M&A advisory and capital raising activities on behalf of clients.
Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this region:
Advising the shareholders of Ourinvest DTVM, a leading Brazilian securities broker focused on providing high net-worth individuals custody, distribution and trading services, on the sale of an 80% stake to BTG Pactual, one of Brazil’s largest independent investment banking firms
Advised ICC Brazil, the leader in animal health and nutrition ingredients derived from yeast in Brazil, on establishing a long term strategic partnership with Lallemand, a global leader in the development, production and marketing of yeast, bacteria and specialty ingredients
Advised the shareholders of Flormel, a leader in healthy snacks and indulgences in Brazil, manufacturing snacks, snack bars, candies, chocolates, and other premium packaged food products, on the sale of a minority stake to Unbox Capital, the investment arm of the controlling shareholders of Magazine Luiza, one of the largest retailers in Brazil
Advising IFC and Principia Capital Partners on the sale of their stakes in Pravaler, Brazil’s leading provider of student loans for college students, to Itaú Unibanco, Brazil’s largest financial institution
NII Holdings’ operations in Brazil (“Nextel Brazil”)
Advising NII Holdings, a provider of mobile communications services in Brazil, on the sale of its 70% interest in its operations in Brazil (“Nextel Brazil”) to América Móvil
Advised Blu Pagamentos, a high-growth Brazilian B2B cash management fintech firm, on the sale of a minority stake
Portal de Documentos
Advising Portal de Documentos, a provider of digital solutions for participants in the credit cycle, with procedures for credit collection, renegotiation and servicing of vehicle and real estate loans, on its 100% sale to Brazil’s Stock Exchange, B3 S.A. – Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão
TPP Camaçari Muricy II & TPP Pecem II
Advised MDC, a Brazilian investment fund, on the sale of Thermoelectric Power Plants Camaçari Muricy II & Pecem II to Jiangsu Communication Clean Energy Technology (CCETC)
US$115m Debt Facility from SQM
Advising Kidman Resources Limited, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company with a 50% interest in the West Australian Mt. Holland lithium project, on a US$115m debt facility provided by JV partner Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM), a leading global lithium producer
Advised Grupo Monge, a leading Latin American retailer and consumer finance company, in the establishment of a long-term funding relationship with impact investment manager BlueOrchard
Advised PLA S.A, an Argentina-based manufacturer of agricultural machinery, on its sale to Deere & Co.
Cura Imagem e Diagnóstico Ltda.
Advised Cura, a leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT, etc.) and other clinical analysis services on the sale of 70% of its stake to the PE fund Vinci Partners
Cura Imagem e Diagnóstico Ltda.
Advising Cura, a leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT, etc.) and other clinical analysis services on the sale of 70% of its stake to the PE fund Vinci Partners
Advised Grupo Proenfar, a Colombia-based plastics packaging solutions provider, and its shareholders on its sale to Weener Plastics
Advised Inchcape PLC, a global leader in automotive and distribution, on the acquisition of Grupo Rudelman, a Suzuki-focused distribution business in Costa Rica and Panama
Advised Julius Bär Group Ltd., a leading Swiss private banking group, on its 95% acquisition of Reliance Group, one of the largest independent Brazilian wealth management firms with client assets of approximately BRL 17 billion (USD 5.3 billion)
Mãe Terra Produtos Naturais Ltda.
Advised Mãe Terra Produtos Naturais Ltda., Brazil’s leading Natural & Organic food products company, on its sale to The Unilever Group
Advised Deltaplam, a Brazilian flexible packaging manufacturer, on its 100% sale to Sealed Air Corporation, a global provider of knowledge-based food, product and medical packaging solutions
Radiogroup Participações S.A.
Advised Radiogroup, a regional leader in cancer treatment through radiotherapy, on its sale of a majority stake to Grupo Oncoclínicas
Subsidiaries and affiliates of Empresas Indumotora S.A.
Advised Inchcape PLC, a global leader in automotive retail and distribution, on the acquisition of a multi-country scale distribution business in Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Argentina for $290m (approximately £234m)
Advised the founding shareholders of Rico, a leading independent online investment platform in Brazil, on its 100% sale to XP Investimentos, a Brazilian investment firm
Advised Brasil/CT on a capital injection made by Invest Tech in the Company. Brasil/CT specializes in the e-commerce market and is a leader in B2C and B2B full-commerce and loyalty operations in Brazil. Invest Tech is an investment manager focused on venture capital and private equity in the technology and telecom sectors
Elavon do Brasil
Advised Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States, and the parent company of Elavon, Inc., in the sale of its 50.1 percent majority stake in São Paulo-based, Elavon do Brasil to Stone Pagamentos, a local market, privately-held merchant acquirer.
Advised Policard, one of the largest electronic payment companies in Brazil, on the combination of its business with the Brazilian operations of Groupe Up, one of the leading employee benefits, public, social and loyalty programs providers in the world
Advised Recepta Biopharma on a capital raise