Brazil - Sao Paulo

Global M&A's office in Sao Paulo – Brazil’s commercial and financial center - was founded in 2001. The office is led by partners with a combined experience that exceeds US$50 billion in closed transactions.

Our team of advisors are fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish. We focus on advising clients in M&A transactions including acquisitions, divestitures and joint-ventures. In support of M&A transactions, Global M&A Brazil also provides corporate boards and shareholders expertise through fairness and evaluation opinions. We advise client's growth by raising equity capital with private equity funds.

As Brazil continues its tremendous economic growth in diverse industries and markets including the international financial and commodities markets, manufacturing, and biofuel production, it has attracted more and more foreign direct investment. This trend is expected to accelerate with Brazil’s improving debt rating, a key indicator of Brazil’s dramatic economic advancement. In addition, many companies based in Brazil are expanding their operations abroad. With several years on the ground in Brazil, our team is poised to help businesses of all kinds meet challenges and maximize opportunities in Brazil and worldwide through individually tailored combinations of local experience and international know-how.

Our clients include major Brazilian and international corporations in a diverse variety of industries including Gol (Airlines), Banco Itau Unibanco (Banking), StarOne (Satellites), Vale (Mining), Arch Chemicals, Terna (Power Transmission Lines) and Cia Providencia (Non-woven).

Global M&A Brazil also trades locally under the name Vergent Partners. For our local website, please click here.

Key Contacts

  • Celso de Barros

    Celso de Barros

    T: 55 11 3709-4700
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    Celso de Barros has over 20 years of experience in investment banking. Prior to founding Global M&A Brazil, he was head of investment banking at Morgan Stanley’s Brazil office and prior to that, head of Salomon Brothers/Citibank’s investment banking practice for Brazil based in New York and São Paulo. He began his career in international investment banking in 1987 in the United States, then he joined the equity capital markets group of S.G. Warburg & Co. in London and New York. He has served on the Board of Directors of Solpart, the controlling holding company of Brasil Telecom and of Bombril, a major Brazilian cleaning products company. He is also a volunteer advisor for Endeavor entrepreneurs.

    MBA degree, Freeman School of Business, Tulane University