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Well-respected firm boasting a solid corporate practice representing private equity groups and individual shareholders as well as companies from industries such as real estate, oil and gas, and mining. Acts on mid-value acquisitions as well as complex corporate reorganisations following divestments. Particularly active of late in the technology start-up space, advising companies and investors on financing rounds and corporate governance. Team is enhanced by the firm's highly renowned tax practice, helping clients to structure transactions efficiently. Continental Grain is a new client win.
"When we have M&A deals with greater levels of complexity, we opt for the firm," explains one client, further elaborating: "The lawyers are creative and have good business acumen."
Advised majority shareholder Ferdinando Valle Magalhães on the disposal of 49.79% equity interest in GDR2012 Participações. The deal was valued at BRL174 million.
"Incredible" head of department Aloysio Meirelles de Miranda Filho is held in high regard by market commentators, who report that "he is an excellent lawyer" and "the one who stands out at the firm." Another interviewee adds: "He is a skilful professional who is very capable of handling high-end transactions." He is often retained by private equity and venture capital groups, as well as companies and shareholders, to handle M&A and corporate restructurings.
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The department is best known for its work with complex transactions both in the domestic and international markets. As a mid-sized firm with presence in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, we are not, and do not aim to be, the largest law firm measured by number of lawyers. Our commitment is to help our clients with their most challenging matters and offer original and groundbreaking solutions.
One key characteristic that makes the department unique is our capability to deeply understand both the corporate and the tax aspects of a transaction, which we trace back to our firm’s DNA: our founding partners personally contributed to the creation of the Brazilian taxation system and have instilled in all lawyers the notion that advising efficiently on a M&A transaction requires a comprehensive and combined knowledge of corporate and tax laws.
In addition to our continuous M&A and corporate work with some of the most relevant publicly-held companies in the country (among others, Aliansce, BRF, CSN, Gerdau and Tupy), areas of growth include energy and tech/VC M&A.
Meirelles de Miranda Filho, Aloysio (Head of Department)
Maria Santos, Marcelo
3G Capital (Brazil)
Aliansce Sonae (Brazil)
Ancar Ivanhoe (Brazil)
BRF S.A. (Brazil)
BRZ Investimentos Ltda. (Brazil)
Coca-Cola bottlers (Brazil)
Construtora Santa Isabel S.A. (brazil)
Continental Grain Company (USA)
Gama Investimentos (Brazil)
Gerdau S.A. (Brazil)
Omnicom Group (USA)
Riverwood Capital LLC (USA)
Tupy S.A. (Brazil)
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