Advent International has been investing in Brazil since 1997. We have the largest and most experienced private equity team in the local market, with 12 investment professionals.
Our local office is part of a pan-regional network spanning three countries and comprising of over 40 employees – the strongest on-the-ground presence of any private equity firm in Latin America.
To date, we have made 12 investments in Brazil across multiple sectors including travel retail, food and beverage, business services, financial services, technology and telecommunications.
Our current fund, LAPEF V, capitalized at $1.65 billion, is the largest private equity fund dedicated to Latin America.
Recent Brazilian investments include:
Kroton (Bovespa: KROT3) – one of the largest private education companies in Brazil
CETIP – the leading central depository for private fixed-income securities and over-the-counter derivatives in Latin America
Frango Assado – Brazil's leading highway-restaurant operator
Quero-Quero – a home-improvement retailer, credit-card issuer and consumer-finance company
Viena – the No. 1 casual-dining-restaurant chain in Brazil
Brasif – Brazil's leading travel retail operator, which was merged into Dufry and subsequently floated on Bovespa (DUFB11)