Patagon was born with a mission to pave the way for start ups and middle market companies to create value for its stakeholders, assisting with strategic direction, providing quality information and insights into the market trends and possible strategic moves, catalyzing the processes to unlock value and putting these companies in a position to take advantage of windows of opportunity that open from time to time.
Patagon Partners is a Brazilian company with extensive knowledge of the economic reality that middle market companies operate.
We know the idiosyncrasies of competiton, tax and regulatory environment that those businesses faces and we know the latent potential of those in South America, especially outside the big cities.
For this reason, we serve companies throughout Latin America, in areas that we believe have potential in a given time, in order to serve as a "bridge" of young and middle market companies to large players and investors in Brazil and abroad, helping the flow in both directions.
Together, we have accumulated an extensive experience in various sectors, geographies and scopes of work.
Members of Patagon Partners has already worked as key executives and board members and founders of start ups and for middle market companies.
We have a strong internal culture based on meritocracy and alignment with our clients, which results in a strong attachment, both for the company and its members, impacting also the way we are rewarded.
Our team is our greatest asset, so we try to select, retain and develop our entire team with the greatest care and alwyas encouraging (i) knowledge acquisition, (ii) the exchange of ideas and the creation of conditions for personal and professional development of each member.
In 2013, Bruno participated in the restructuring department at São Paulo Investments as a consultant, focused mainly on advisory of credit and distressed debt renegotiation. In 2012, he participated in the structuring of financial and administrative department at Global Vision. From 2008 to 2010 he worked at MZ Consult, providing investor relations services to companies in various sectors, such as aviation, financial, private equity, real state and utilities. He graduated in Production Engineering from Escola de Engenharia Maua and postgraduate in CFM from Insper.
Founder and Partner of Patagon Partners, he acts as the head of the M&A department. Between 2011 and 2013, he was the manager of the Corporate Finance department at PwC. In 2011, he worked at The Jai Group. From 2009 to 2010, he was a consultant in the restructuring department of Naxentia Consultoria, he worked in the Private Equity team at Fama Investimentos between 2008 and 2009. He has experience in M&A buy side, M&A sell side, Debt restructuring, market mapping and strategy in sugar & alcohol, logistics, mining, engineering services, tourism and others. Graduated in Engineering from the Universidade Politécnica de São Paulo.
Erika has worked for 4 years in Private Equity, M&A and New Business at Patria Investimentos and Suzano Holding, from 2010 to 2014. She also has experience with startups and fintechs, has worked at Tricae, startup of the Rocket Internet group, and Mercado Pago, fintech of Mercado Livre group, where she worked as CMO, New Business Director and managing strategic partnerships. She holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo.
Gustavo, from 2016 to 2018, worked as an analyst at an M&A Boutique, involved in the Mergers and Acquisitions processes in several segments such as agribusiness, fleet outsourcing, hospitality and machinery and equipment. Previously, he worked at Latam Airlines, supporting the financial planning and results monitoring processes. Graduated in Business Administration from the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of São Paulo.
M&A Intern at Patagon and a last year economics student at Insper. He previously had experiences as a summer intern at 4Student, a startup of real estate solutions for students, at Sidera Consult working with international trade, and as a member of a voluntary consultancy project from Insper’s social action group mentored by ATKearney.
LUIZ DOS SANTOS
Member of Patagon Partners since 2019, he acts as an analyst in restructuring projects. From 2013 to 2019 he was responsible for the financial planning and IT area of the Chez Group, being responsible for the treasury area, financial indicator analysis, financial models and purchase planning. Graduated in Technology from the Universidade Paulista.
Founder and Partner of Patagon Partners, head of the restructuring department, he led several restructuring projects in various sectors, working directly with financial management and planning, debt renegotiation, among others. Between 2010 and 2012, he was the manager of the integration area at Inbrands, a holding company linked to the Vinci Partner Fund, acting as Interim CEO for new acquisitions. From 2008 to 2010, he was a partner / consultant in the restructuring area of Galeazzi e Associados, served in the Planning team at Ingersoll Rand between 2006 and 2008. Graduated in Business Administration from Mackenzie University.
Rogério is responsible for the Patagon Deal Origination area, has extensive experience in national and multinational companies in the technology sector, working at C level in Brazil and LatAm. Strategic planning, channel structuring, sales, marketing and logistics, developed his experience. His track record includes positions as commercial director of Golden Distribuidora, country manager of Nexel Co. for Brazil, manager of Rilisa's commercial area of the Ripasa group, among others. Graduated in Business Administration from FMU, postgraduate in Finance from FAAP, postgraduate in Marketing from FAAP and postgraduate in Logistics from FGV.
Joined the Restructuring department of Patagon Partners in 2019, has 10 years of experience in cost management and financial planning. He started his career in the pharmaceutical industry, in the operational efficiency projects and costs department, he also worked at Serasa Experian, and was the head of FP&A at Jafra Cosmetics. Victor has a degree in Economics from PUC SP.
Vinícius is a graduate student in Industrial Engineering at Poli-USP and a former member of the Poli Entrepreneurship League. He also had experiences in finance club and summer internship in telecommunications. He joined the Patagon time in 2021 to assist the M&A senior time with market research and follow-on transaction studies.
In the Patagon team since 2015, he has extensive experience in financial management, restructuring, strategic and operational planning. He worked in the financial department of large companies and has carried out several consulting and restructuring projects. He worked at PwC, Harley Davidson, has a degree in Business Administration and a postgraduate degree in Finance and Controllership.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS (M&A) AND JOINT VENTURES
Patagon helps to increase the chances of success in M & A processes,
working through all the deal related activities, from market screening for the ideal partner, providing economic valuation, overseeing the DD process up to the deal closing.
ECONOMIC VALUATION AND INVESTMENTS ANALYSIS
Patagon provides customized financial tools to assist companies and entrepreneurs
on critical and complex decision making processes.
FINANACIAL AND OPERATIONAL RESTRUCTURING
We offer services for financial stabilization and performance improvement for companies that need tailored
solutions for both its capital and operational structures.
These services are used widely and suitable for companies operating in complex environments.
We use various tools to build the business plan, evaluating potential and markets risks, value chain design, quantification of revenues, costs , expenses and investments, besides the financial structure to put the plan into practice.