Team

Mergers & Acquisitions

Ricardo Lacerda

Founding Partner and CEO

Prior to founding BR Partners, he worked at Citi as Head of Investment Banking for Latin America (2007-2009) and Brazil (2005-2009). Prior to joining Citi, he worked at Goldman Sachs as Country Manager in Brazil (2001-2005) and as Vice President in the Investment Banking division in New York (1996-2001). Ricardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (1990) and a graduate degree in Finance from Fundação Getulio Vargas (1992) as well as an MBA from Columbia University (1996).

Andrea Pinheiro

Partner and Managing Director

Prior to joining BR Partners, she worked at Banco Bradesco as a Director responsible for the Payroll Finance area (2007-2009) and as CEO of Banco BMC (2000-2007). Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (1990) and an MBA in Finance from the Stern Business School (1996).

Diego Rauter

Partner and Managing Director

Prior to joining BR Partners, Diego worked in the Investment Banking division at Credit Suisse (2011-2013) and Merrill Lynch (2007-2011). He also worked in the Project Finance team at ABN Amro Bank (2002-2007). Diego holds a bachelor´s degree in Business from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2003).

Jairo Loureiro

Partner and Managing Director

Prior to joining BR Partners, he worked at Citi as co-Head (2009) and Managing Director (2007-2009) in Investment Banking in Brazil. Jairo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (1990) and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania (1996).

Eduardo Médicis

Partner and Director

Prior to joining BR Partners, he worked at Citi in the Investment Banking division in Brazil (2007-2009). He also worked as Chief Financial Officer at Grupo Sequóia (2012-2013), BR Partners’ portfolio company. Eduardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ibmec São Paulo / Insper (2007).

Fernanda Gonzalez

Partner and Director

Prior to joining BR Partners, Fernanda worked at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking division both in their Brazil office (2010-2013) as well as in New York (2008-2010). She also worked as a Relationship Manager at Citibank (2002-2006). Fernanda holds a bachelor´s degree in Business from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2001), a degree in Economics from Universidade de São Paulo (2004) as well as an MBA from Columbia Business School (2008).

Tatiana Benitez

Director

Prior to joining BR Partners, she worked at Itaú BBA as Senior Banker in the Special Situations team ​​ (2017-2019). Previously, she worked at Integra Associados as Senior Associate in the Restructuring division (2016-2017), at Banco Brasil Plural as Vice-President in Special Situations & Restructuring area (2014-2016) and at Banco Santander Brasil as Senior Associate in the Corporate and Investment Banking department. She holds a bachelor´s degree in Public Administration from EAESP-FGV (2004) and an MBA from Fuqua School of Business – Duke University and London Business School I International Exchange Programme (2011).

Carlos Galves

Partner and Vice President

Prior to joining BR Partners, he worked at Caixa Geral de Depósitos (2014-2016) and at Banco Votorantim (2010-2014) in Investment Banking divison. Carlos holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Ibmec São Paulo/Insper (2009).

Thomaz Dreiffuss

Partner and Vice President

Prior to joining BR Partners, Thomaz worked in the Investment Banking areas of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in São Paulo (2010-2017). Before that, Itaú BBA in São Paulo (2012), BNP Paribas in New York (2009-2010) and JP Morgan in New York (2008). Bachelor of Sciences in Economics with a Concentration in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business (2009)

Victor Molchansky

Partner and Vice President

Prior to joining BR Partners, he worked at Pinheiro Neto Advogados in the corporate area – M&A and structured products (debt & equity) (2007-2012). Victor holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP) (2010).

 

Caio Ishizaki

Associate

Prior to joining BR Partners, Caio worked at Adecoagro (2018), Cosan (2014-2018) and as M&A Associate at Galia Finance (2010-2014). Caio holds a bachelor´s degree in Economics from Insper (2010).

Guilherme Franco

Associate

Prior to joining BR Partners, Guilherme worked in M&A at Estáter Gestão e Finanças (2015-2019) and in Corporate Banking at Itaú BBA (2014-2015). CFA charterholder since 2019, holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (2014) and a Master of Science in Management Engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano (2014).

Yuri Costa

Associate

Prior to joining BR Partners, Yuri worked in Restructuring and Distressed M&A at Íntegra Associados (2016-2019), in Investment Banking at BNP Paribas (2014-2015) and in Private Equity at DGF Investimentos (2014). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Corporate Finance and Capital Markets from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2015).

Álvaro Bariani

Analyst

Joined the team in 2019. Prior to joining BR Partners, Álvaro worked in Investment Banking at Santander (2019) and Equity Research at Itaú BBA (2017 a 2019). Álvaro holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Insper (2018).

Giulia Uliano

Analyst

Joined the team in 2019. Prior to joining BR Partners, Giulia worked at EY in the transaction advisory services division with a focus in valuation (2018-2019). Giulia holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Insper (2018).

Luis Gandolfi

Analyst

Joined the team in 2019. Prior to joining BR Partners, Luis worked Equity Research at XP Investments (2018-2019). Luis holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Insper (2018).

Igor Fernandes

Analyst

Joined the team in 2019. Prior to joining BR Partners, Igor worked at the private equity firm Stratus (2017-2019). Igor holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2018).

Paulo Mattos

Analyst

Joined the team in 2016. Paulo holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2016).

Rodrigo Costa

Analyst

Joined the team in 2018. Prior to joining BR Partners, Rodrigo worked in the M&A B.A.M&A Corporate Finance boutiques (2016-2017) and Guilder Capital Partners (2017-2018). Rodrigo holds a bachelor´s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2016).

Rodrigo Rioli

Analyst

Joined the team in 2019. Prior to joining BR Partners, Rodrigo worked in the M&A and International Investments division in Braskem (2015 – 2017) and Investment Banking division in Banco Safra (2017 – 2019). Rodrigo holds a bachelor’s degree in Economic Sciences from Insper (2016).