Infra Club Brazil
Mr. Souza is a founding partner and member of Vinci Partners' Private Equity team Prior to joining Vinci Partners, he worked for Banco Pactual as co-manager of FIP Brasil Energia. He was a management consultant for Stern Stewart & Co., and previously, he had five years of experience in equity sales and trading with Citigroup Asset Management and Banco Graphus. Mr. Souza holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Escola Federal de Engenharia de Itajubá and a MBA from University of Rochester, New York (Beta Gamma Sigma award)
Engenheiro, mais de 35 anos de experiência, passagens na alta gestão de empresas como Alcan, Gerdau, MRS Logística, Rumo Logística e Rumo-ALL Logística.
Marcos Almeida joined Brookfield Asset Management in 2003. He is a Managing Partner and the head of Brookfield Infrastructure in Brazil. Marcos has over 20 years of experience in private equity and corporate finance. His transaction experience includes hydro power plants, timber, telecom and transmission lines, toll roads, railways and Ports. Marcos has also raised private equity funds in Brazil, Peru and Colombia. Mr Almeida is a board member at Arteris, the biggest toll road company in Brazil by kilomters, VLI, a railway logistics company with over 8.000 km of railways and Vespucio Norte, an urban toll road in Santiago (Chile).
André Dabus is Director of Infrastructure, Power & Utility of Marsh Brasil , insurance broker authorized by Susep and lawyer formed by PUC-SP. He holds a postgraduate degree in Infrastructure Law from the FGV- SP and an executive MBA from Fundação Don Cabral. He is also professor of the MBA of Insurance and Reinsurance Law of ESSP- Escola Superior de Seguros Privados.
Doutor e Mestre em Direito do Estado pela USP, Bacharel em Direito pela PUC-SP, é o sócio responsável pela área de Infraestrutura, Regulatório e Relações Governamentais do BMA, escritório em que ingressou em 2011. A atuação de sua equipe tem ênfase em PPPs, licitações, serviços públicos e mercados regulados (energia, telecomunicações, mineração, rodovias, portos, aeroportos, construção civil, oil&gas, assistência à saúde, medicamentos e food&beverage). É Coordenador da Comissão de Telecomunicações da Associação Brasileira de Direito da Tecnologia da Informação e das Comunicações – ABDTIC e Diretor dessa mesma entidade.
J. Roberto Martins is recognized as a leading lawyer in the Energy & Natural Resources areas in Brazil. Mr. Martins advises on mergers, acquisitions, divestments, privatization and post-privatization deals involving major Brazilian energy and infrastructure companies. He has been leading major privatizations, concessions, mergers, acquisitions and greenfield development projects in the power, natural gas, steel, sanitation, ports, toll roads and general infrastructure.
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Pedro Nicolau is the Global Head of Infrastructure at the GRI and is responsible for coordinating GRI Club Infra activities in Latin America and other locations. He previously worked at Clarion Events, headed Brazil's Transport Infrastructure division, Mobility and Sanitation. He graduated from Unesp with a degree in International Relations.
CCR Group is one of Latin America’s largest infrastructure concession groups. It controls 3,265 kilometers of highways in Brazil. It’s also present in urban mobility segment, in the airport sector managing airports in Brazil and Latin America and a U.S. company that renders airport services. It’s also operates with high-capacity data transmission company. Committed to sustainable development, CCR is signatory to the UN’s Global Compact and is included the theoretical portfolio of the BM&FBovespa’s ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index) for the sixth consecutive year in 2017.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.
Baker McKenzie is recognized worldwide for its best-in-class client service, practices and for carrying out the most deals year-after-year through our unmatched global platform across 77 offices and 47 emerging and developed countries. Companies based in or with operations in Latin America, routinely rely on our leading cross-border and Latin America energy, mining & infrastructure attorneys for their most important transactional and disputes matters. As the largest law firm in Latin America with over 850 attorneys, we offer clients 60+ years of on-the-ground presence in the region, unique coverage in Latin America across our 15 offices and 7 countries*, and from major finance centers globally.
As a global leader, Alvarez & Marsal is noted for its performance enhancement, restructuring and business consultancy services, which focus on boosting growth and accelerating results for clients. A&M has extensive experience in the infrastructure area and has delivered various management, restructuring and asset valuation projects for highway, port, energy and telecom ventures. A&M believes Brazil is a market that presents a range of opportunities that will help expand its service portfolio. It has therefore created the Capital Projects & Infrastructure (CP&I) department, staffed with consultants trained to offer clients a multidisciplinary approach analyzing a wide range of issues, including, strategy, finance, capital structure, tax, licensing, management and construction support, dispute resolution and asset development. A&M provides potential investors with support during the privatization process and is a one-stop-shop capable of validating underlying value-generating processes.
Deloitte is the leading firm in the real estate sector. It provides specialized real estate services, from transactions (advisory and comprehensive due diligence), financing, consulting, technical advisory, market research to real estate asset valuation.
Deloitte is the leading services firm in Spain, with over 8,000 employees in 20 offices. Deloitte is specialized in audit and consulting services, tax and legal advisory and transaction, financing and restructuring advisory.
John Deere is a global leader for agricultural and forestry machines production and also a major manufacturer of heavy equipments for construction and mining. Due to the company’s vision of the future based on innovation, John Deere invests millions of dollars per day in research and development. Recently, the company launched its Parts Distribution Center and two construction factories. These and other actions shows the commitment to the brazilian agriculture and infraestructure sectors.
Stocche Forbes is formed by attorneys with extensive experience advising Brazilian and foreign entities doing business in all economic sectors in Brazil. Our teams are equipped to handle the most complex and sophisticated legal issues impacting our clients’ activities. Expertise on structuring, development and financing of projects. We've participated in project finance transactions involving structured financing and domestic transactions. Also have a strong track record in project development, covering corporate structuring. Stocche Forbes strives to form long term strategic relationships with its clients, forged on the trust that the firm will provide services at the highest standards of efficiency, responsiveness, quality and ethics, proactively seeking to identify and understand the issues that are relevant to our clients’ business, and offering creative and practical solutions.
A ACCIONA é uma empresa líder no desenvolvimento promoção e gestão de infraestruturas energia renovável água e serviços contribuindo ativamente para o desenvolvimento sustentável
Area de Atuação: Holding de ConcessõesEspecialidade da Empresa: Holding de concessões em Saneamento.
The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad, and to attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy.
Apex-Brasil organizes several initiatives aiming to promote Brazilian exports abroad. The Agency´s efforts comprise trade and prospective missions, business rounds, support for the participation of Brazilian companies in major international trade fairs, arrangement of technical visits of foreign buyers and opinion makers to learn about the Brazilian productive structure, and other select activities designed to strengthen the country’s branding abroad.
Apex-Brasil also plays a leading role in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to Brazil, by working to identify business opportunities, promoting strategic events and lending support to foreign investors willing to allocate resources in Brazil.
Na Basf, transformamos a química para um futuro
sustentável. Nós combinamos o sucesso econômico com a
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BF Capital is an Independent Financial Adviser on Structured Finance and it is one of the main project finance structuring consultants for large-scale Infrastructure Projects in Brazil. BF Capital works throughout the entire operation of Structuring Cycle with tailor-made financial solutions according to the needs of each sector and business. BF Capital assessed more than 169 projects, structuring BRL 15 Billion, implemented 85 EOIs and 45 Bidding processes in the last 5 years. BF Capital is a team of highly skilled professionals and shaped the best practices in the sector. Leader in Project Finance for Water & Sewage and Airport concessions in Brazil, it is also widely recognized for important achievements in other sectors like Energy Generation, Transmission, Clean Energy, Urban Mobility.
Holding company of equity stakes in businesses and structured projects in infrastructure sector, particularly dedicated to solutions for sustainable cities (efficient sanitation and public lighting systems). The company highlights governance and management as primary sources of value creation in its business and also leverages an articulated framework to execution of new investments. It currently holds equity position in sub-holdings and 7 companies of diverse business niches in infrastructure.
Real estate strategies are getting global, while solutions remain local. Our 3,800 employees provide you with their expertise of their markets. This knowledge, combined with our geographical network, allows us to support you everywhere in Europe in your real estate projects, whether local or international.
6 complementary business lines creating value
Choosing to work with BNP Paribas Real Estate means gaining the benefit of across-the-board property expertise under one roof. Our major asset is our expertise across six business lines covering the whole property lifecycle: Property Development, Transaction, Consulting, Valuation, Property Management and Investment Management. We have experts in all of these business lines that can offer you support and guidance.
Present in 36 countries
Our teams are directly active in 16 countries, and in another 20 through our network of alliances. As such they will provide our international and local customers with a know-how highly regarded in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and in North America.
Platforms in Asia and in the Middle East supporting local investors in European markets
With two offices in Hong Kong and Dubai, we enable our Asian and Middle Eastern investors to benefit from our in-depth expertise in the main European markets.
BRK Ambiental is the largest private Brazilian Company in the area of environmental solutions. Through the control of its assets, the Company can guarantee more assertive decision-making, applying best governance practices in all of its segments. This allows BRK Ambiental to ensure that the processes and systems are the same for all of its operations, guaranteeing operational gains and more accurate quality control.
Area de Atuação: Concessionária de Geração e Transmissão Especialidade da Empresa: Estatal estadual que atua nas atividades de geração e transmissão de energia elétrica com participação em cinco SPEs 2 de geração e 3 de transmissão.
China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC) is part of the gian state-owned China Energy Engineering Corporation (Ceec). CGGC's main business is investment and infrastructure construction. The company arrived in Brazil in 2013 and established CGGC Construtora do Brasil in São Paulo, responsible for all business in Brazil.
Area de Atuação: ConstrutoraEspecialidade da Empresa: Construtora com foco em projetos de infraestrutura de grande porte com alta complexidade técnica.
63 years of history, Queiroz Galvão Construction Company (CQG) is the origin of one of the biggest and most solid corporate conglomerate in Latin America. The work standard together with the commitment to deliver high complexity projects has turned CQG into a national and international benchmark for engineering solutions.
The strategy structured on long-term partnership with Chinese investors and corpora on that started six year ago in Shanghai Business Office, has consolidated CQG as one of the most efficient and reliable partner for infrastructure development in Brazil.
With a ever more robust compliance program, CQG has just become the first company in the segment in Brazil the to obtain ISO 37.001: 2016 certification - Anti-bribery Management System, which reinforces our commitment to good market practices.
The company promotes risk analysis, and also monitoring and auditing of the implemented actions.
We are leaders in electric power generation and transmission in the country and we contribute to making the Brazilian energy matrix one of the cleanest and most renewable in the world. We also operate in the segments of commercialization, distribution and energy efficiency, as well as programs such as Procel, Luz para Todos (Light for All) and Proinfa.
The largest company in the electric sector in Latin America, we are a publicly traded company, with the federal government as the majority shareholder. We adopt strategies focused on governance and compliance, operational excellence and financial discipline and, through our companies and our research center, we are present in all regions of Brazil.
GS Inima Brasil acts as a construction company and holding company, structured to ensure the operational continuity and performance of the controlled concessionary companies (SPE's), as well as to compete in, get awarded and establish new concessions and public private partnerships, either by itself or in consortium with other companies. It acts in sanitation projects, from its conception and construction to its operation and maintenance in public and private markets. In addition to the Brazilian portfolio, in partnership with the South Korean unit GS E&C, GS Inima Brasil starts to develop projects of Incineration of Waste, as a form of energy generation friendly to the Environment.
We are Iguá Saneamento. We operate in the management and operation of water supply and sewage systems, as well as in the management of customers of these services. Our work is done through concessions and partnerships with municipalities, states and public companies. Currently, we are present in five Brazilian states (São Paulo, Mato Grosso, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Alagoas), through 18 operations, which, together, serve, directly or indirectly, about 6.3 million people. The scope of our services render us among the main private operators in the sanitation sector in the country. Due to the characteristics of our activities, we also maintain a deep insertion in the life of the communities, where we develop programs that help raise social and environmental awareness, reaching thousands of people.
The plant holds world records of annual energy production for 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2016, the year in which it was the first hydroelectric in history to overcome the symbolic barrier of 100 million MWh.
ITAIPU has also been acting as an inductor of economic and social development in its region of direct influence on the border between Brazil and Paraguay, and has already paid more than US$ 10 billion in royalties since the beginning of its operation, half for each country .
Since 2003, with the expansion of its institutional mission and the incorporation of socio-environmental responsibility principles, several programs have been implemented aimed at taking care of the environment, improving the quality of life of the communities located around the Plant, education and technological innovation.
Em atividade há quase 30 anos e pioneiro em private equity no País, o Pátria Investimentos é um dos maiores gestores de investimentos alternativos com foco em ativos na América Latina, especialmente no Brasil.
Pattac Empreendimentos e Participacoes is a holding company which was first developed to manage the business of the Marder Family.. Concentrates most of its investments on infrastructure, highway concession, ports, park management, entertainment assets, renewable energy production and logistics. With five decades of experience, the family has consolidated its entrepreneurial principles based on the tripod: creativity, responsibility and governance.
Consultancy firm with 12 years of experience in transport infrastructure, offering a broad range of services (strategy, market, financial, engineering and regulatory). With over 300 projects developed for more than one hundred clients, the company has played a prominent role in most recent deals in Brazil. Also, Terrafirma excels in strategic evaluation, market studies, asset due diligence (for banks, funds and foreign investors), support for public tenders, support for negotiating extension and rebalancing of public lease contracts, technical assistance in legal dispute and arbitrage procedures, corporate restructuring & turnaround, business development, among others. More information at www.terraf.com.br.
UBS is committed to providing private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland, with superior financial advice and solutions. Its strategy centers on its Wealth Management and Wealth Management Americas businesses and its leading universal bank in Switzerland, complemented by its Asset Management business and its Investment Bank. These businesses share three key characteristics: they benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital-efficient, and offer a superior structural growth and profitability outlook. UBS’s strategy builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it operates. In Brazil, UBS offers wealth management services to private investors and broker dealer and corporate client solutions to institutional clients.