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João Paulo Minetto

Senior Lawyer

Experience Summary

After concluding an LL.B from Universidade de São Paulo (USP) in 2005, Joao acquired in 2011 an LL.M from The University of Pennsylvania, as well as the Wharton Business and Law Certificate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Highlights

  • 2017: Advised MRV Engenharia e Participações S.A., the issuer, Banco BTG Pactual S.A., as the lead underwriter, on the public offering of debentures with restricted sales efforts, under CVM Instruction no. 476/09, which raised BRL 750 million.
  • 2016: Advised Bradesco BBI, as the underwriter, in an exempted public offering of 294,500 certificates of agribusiness receivables (CRA) issued by RB Capital Companhia de Securitização, amounting to BRL 294,500 million. The CRA is backed by a debt security (referred to as CDCA) due by VLI Multimodal S.A. (a major national logistics player) and guaranteed by its parent company VLI S.A.
  •  2016: Advised EFG International in the CHF 1.3 bi acquisition of BSI S.A. from BTG Pactual.
  • 2016: Advised VINCI Highways in the BRL 4.5 bi acquisition of LAMSAC from Línea Amarilla, a wholly owned subsidiary of INVEPAR; VINCI Highways in the BRL 35.7 million acquisition of Peruvian electronic toll collection operator PEX Perú from INVEPAR.
  • 2015: Advised GIC Pte, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund in the sale of a 2% stake in Rede D'Or São Luis S.A., the largest Brazilian hospital chain for a total purchase price of approximately BRL 400 million.
  • 2015: Advised GIC Pte, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund in the acquisition of an 11.9% equity stake of Rede D'Or Sao Luis S.A., for BRL 2.38 billion.
  • 2015: Advised Banco Bradesco S.A. in connection with the acquisition of HSBC Brazil for USD 5.2 billion.
  • 2015: Advised Morgan Stanley, in its capacity as intermediary agent, in connection with the tender offer for the acquisition of the totality of the free float of Banco Industrial e Comercial S.A. made by the Brazilian subsidiary of China Construction Bank Corporation in the aggregate amount of BRL 444 million.
  • 2015: Advised Banco Itaú BBA, o Bradesco BBI e o Bank of America Merrill Lynch as underwriters of the first equity offering carried out under a new rule governing share offerings, allowing companies to offer shares to qualified investors without notifying the Brazilian securities and exchange commission (CVM) made by Valid S.A in the aggregate amount of BRL 400 million.
  • 2014: Advised the partners of Centro de Diagnósticos Brasil - CDB in connection with the merger of CDB with Alliar, a Brazilian health-care provider owned by local private equity firm Pátria Investimentos. The business combination resulted in a company with the aggregate value of approximately  BRL1.2 billion.
  • 2014: Advised Goldman Sachs as financial advisor of Banco Santander S.A., in connection with the exchange tender offer of shares issued by Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A  to BDRs or ADRs which underlying shares were issued by Banco Santander S.A. in the aggregate amount of USD 3.1 billion.
  • 2014: Advised Ouro Fino Fino Saúde Animal Participações S.A. and the selling shareholders in the only IPO carried out in 2014 in the aggregate amount of BRL 420 million.
  • 2014: Advised E.ON in connection with the debt restructuring of its then co-controlled entity, Eneva S.A, in the aggregate amount of BRL 2 billion
  • 2013: Advised the selling shareholders and CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A. in the context of its IPO in the aggregate amount of BRL 540 million.
  • 2013: Advised Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) in the context of the project financing worth of BRL 3.47 billion. The deal is the first long-term funding provided by BNDES for a federal airport concession in Brazil and was used to finance the construction of new passenger and cargo terminals, as well as a new heliport, among other features.    
  • 2013: Advised the Sigaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek in the context of its USD 300 million investment made through the subscription of convertible debentures issued by Klabin S.A. to finance a new pulp mill plant.
  • 2013: Advised EIG Global Energy Partner, in connection with the acquisition of a controlling stake at LLX (currently Prumo Logística S.A), in the aggregate amount of BRL 1,3 billion
  • 2013: Advised a E.ON in the context of the increase of its shareholding of MPX (currently Eneva S.A.), in the aggregate amount of BRL 2,1 billion.

Recognition

 

Education

  • 2011: Acquired the Wharton Business and Law Certificate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
  • 2011: LL.M. from The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
  • 2005: LL.B. from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil.

Languages

Portuguese; English

Practice Areas

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