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Thiago Giantomassi Medeiros

Partner

Experience Summary

Graduated from Universidade de São Paulo (USP) School of Law in 2002 and obtained a Master's Degree in Law from the same University in 2007. Mr. Giantomassi concentrates his practice on corporate finance and deals with companies, with focus on capital markets, infrastructure and mergers and acquisitions. He advises investment banks, private equity firms, publicly- and closely-held corporations, controlling shareholders, investors, brokers and advisors on domestic and international operations, in many different economy sectors. He is a former chair of the Corporate Organizations and Securities Practice Group of Lex Mundi and is currently a member of its Cross Border Transactions Committee.​

Highlights

  • 2017: Advised MRS Logística in the offering (CVM 476) of debentures, amounting to BRL 400 million.
  • 2017: Advised Raízen Combustíveis in the offering (CVM 400) of CRA issued by RB Capital, amounting to BRL 705.5 million, and backed by debentures issued by Raízen.
  • 2017: Advised Cobra Brasil in issuing convertible debentures amounting to BRL 470 million to be subscribed by AES Tietê, in connection with Projetos Guaimbês,
  • 2017: Advised Banco Honda, Honda Automóveis, and Bradesco in the structuring of a new business model for the Honda Automóveis' dealership network. Including the creation of (i) a new Honda dealer convention in accordance with local car distributorship regulation; (ii) new credit and collateral structures and respective instruments; (iii) a credit assignment and securitization mechanism; (iv) the incorporation of an open-ended FIDC; and (iv) the legal advice for the public offering of FIDC quotas, totaling an initial amount of BRL 200 million.
  • 2017: Advised Auto Ricci's shareholders in its sale to Locamerica, a publicly-traded company listed in BVM&F–Bovespa under the Novo Mercado rules.
  • 2017: Advised Transmissora Aliança de Energia Elétrica S.A. – Taesa in two offerings (CVM 400 and 471) of debentures totaling BRL 542.67 million. The 1st series had the incentive provided by the Law 12.431, which classifies as priority the investment projects in infrastructure or of intensive economic production in innovation and R&D.
  • 2017: Acted as legal counsel in the offering of the investment fund FIP Nova Raposo - Multiestratégia, totaling BRL 300 million. Votorantim Asset Management acted as the lead coordinator of the offer. The funds raised, summed with subsidies from government programs ("Minha Casa, Minha Vida"), are destined to the realization of a major real estate project, located at Rodovia Raposo Tavares.
  • 2017: Advised Fibria Celulose in the offering of CRA issued by RB Capital, amounting to BRL 941.28 million, and backed by two Credit Export Certificates issued by Fibria Celulose.
  • 2017: Acted as deal counsel in the offering (CVM 400) of certificates of real estate receivables (CRI) issued by Ápice Securitizadora, amounting to BRL 101.25 million, and backed by debentures issued by MRV Engenharia. Intermedium DTVM acted as leading placement agent.
  • 2017: Advised BB-Banco de Investimento, Itaú BBA, Santander and XP Investimentos in the offering (CVM 400) of CRA issued by Eco Securitizadora, amounting to BRL 405 million, and backed by debentures issued by Camil Alimentos.
  • 2017: Advised Itaú BBA, Bradesco BBI, BB Banco de Investimento, and Santander in the offering of CRA issued by Eco Securitizadora, amounting to BRL 1.012 billion, and backed by debentures issued by Ipiranga Produtos de Petróleo, which are guaranteed by Ultrapar Participações.
  • 2017: Advised Mosaic in the offering (CVM 476) of CRA issued by Gaia Agro, amounting to BRL 89.7 million Securitizadora. The transaction also involved the issuance of a subordinated CRA, purchased by Mosaic amounting to BRL 15.83 million.
  • 2017: Acted as counsel to Itaú BBA, BB Banco de Investimento, Bradesco BBI, and Santander, in the offering of CRA issued by Eco Securitizadora, amounting to BRL 845.91 million, and backed by debentures issued by Klabin.
  • 2017: Advised the issuer MRV Engenharia and the intermediary institution BTG Pactual, in the distribution (CVM 476) of debentures totaling BRL 750 million.
  • 2017: Acted as deal counsel in the offering of CRI issued by Ápice Securitizadora, amounting to BRL 270 million, and backed by debentures issued by MRV Engenharia.
  • 2016: Advised Log Commercial Properties in a BRL 250 million capital increase, which was fully subscribed and paid-in by its current shareholders.
  • 2016: Advised the agents Bradesco BBI, Itaú BBA, and BB Banco de Investimento, and the issuer VERT, in an offering of CRA amounting to BRL 1.5 billion, and backed by export agreement entered into between BRF and BRF Global; and between SHB and BRF Foods.
  • 2016: Advised Monsanto the offering (CVM 400) of CRA issued by Octante, amounting to BRL 315 million, and backed by sale and purchase agreements between Monsanto and Monsoy and its clients.
  • 2016: Advised the issuer RB Capital and the placement agent RB Capital DTVM in an offering of CRI amounting to BRL 144.55 million, and backed by real estate credit rights due by Rede D'Or São Luiz, arising from a long-term lease agreement of the healthcare building "Hospital Caxias D'Or" entered into with NorthWest.
  • 2016: Advised BB-Banco de Investimento, XP Investimentos CTVM, Bradesco BBI, and Eco Securitizadora in an offering (CVM 400) amounting to BRL 200 million, and backed by an agribusiness credit rights certificate (CDCA) issued by JSL.
  • 2016: Advised the issuer RB Capital, and the placement agent RB Capital DTVM in an offering of CRI amounting to BRL 183.8 million, and backed by real estate credit rights due by Rede D'Or São Luiz under a long-term lease agreement entered into with NorthWest.
  • 2016: Advised the placement agents Bradesco BBI and the issuer Octante in an offering of CRA amounting to BRL 1 billion, and backed by an export agreement entered into between BRF and BRF Global.
  • 2016: Advised the issuer RB Capital and the placement agent Bradesco BBI in an offering of CRA amounting to BRL 294.5 million, and backed by a CDCA due by VLI Multimodal and guaranteed by its parent company VLI S.A.
  • 2016: Represented MRS and its financial advisor BTG Pactual in connection with a consent solicitation by MRS Logística, with respect to holders of MRS's three issuances of local bonds.
  • 2016: Acted as deal counsel in an offering of CRA (CVM 400) issued by Gaia Agro amounting to BRL 79.485 million, and backed by credit rights held by CCAB Agro against its clients, represented by trade notes or purchase orders linked to the respective Input Supply Agreement. Santander acted as leading placement agent.
  • 2016: Advised Banco Votorantim, Itaú BBA, Banco Caixa Geral, and Santander, in the offering (CVM 476) of debentures issued by Let's Rent a Car, amounting to BRL 90 million.
  • 2015: Acted as deal counsel in an Ultrafertil's project finance, in order to raise funds for the expansion of TIPLAM. The company raised funds through three different forms of financing: (i) a credit facility agreement (FINEM) executed between Ultrafertil and BNDES, in the amount of BRL 1.019 billion; (ii) a bank credit note issued by Ultrafertil, in the amount of BRL 157.2 million; and (iii) an offering (CVM 476) of debentures amounting to BRL 115 million.
  • 2015: Acted as deal counsel in the offering (CVM 476) of Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios  (FIDC) Mercantis Monsanto II, amounting to BRL 350 million. JP Morgan acted as a leading agent.
  • 2015: Advised Ambev in the offering (CVM 476) of debentures amounting to BRL 1 billion.
  • 2015: Advised Banco Votorantim, XP Investimentos, and Eco Securitizadora in the offering (CVM 400) of CRA issued by Eco Securitizadora, amounting to BRL 150 million, and backed by a CDCA issued by JSL.
  • 2015: Advised the leading placement agent Bradesco BBI and the issuer Octante of a CRA amounting to BRL 1 billion, and backed by an export agreement entered into between BRF and BRF Global.
  • 2015: Advised Banco Votorantim, Itaú BBA, and Bradesco BBI, in the offering (CVM 400) of CRA issued by Eco Securitizadora, amounting to BRL 675 million, and backed by an export credit note (NCE) issued by Suzano Papel e Celulose.
  • 2015: Advised Bradesco BBI, BB Banco de Investimento, Citibank, and Itaú BBA in an offering (CVM 400) of CRA issued by Gaia Agro, amounting to BRL 675 million, and backed by a CPR-F issued by Raízen.
  • 2015: Advised Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário – FII Prime Portfolio in a tender offer by FIP Bridge to acquire at least 85% of BR Properties., followed by an asset restructuring.
  • 2015: Advised Companhia Paulista de Securitização (CPSEC) on the public offering of third-issue debentures of CPSEC, under CVM Instruction no. 400/03, which raised BRL 740 million. The underwriters in the public offering were Banco Fator S.A. (Lead Underwriter), Banco ABC Brasil S.A., Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. and Banco Caixa Geral - Brasil S.A.
  • 2015: Advised on the structuring of an infrastructure investment project and the public offering of first-issue debentures of Salus Infraestrutura S.A.'s, which raised BRL 320.9 million, under CVM Instruction no. 400/03, as amended. RB Capital Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários Ltda. was the Lead Underwriter in the public offering.
  • 2015: Advised Banco Bradesco BBI S.A. on the public offering of second-issue Certificates of Agribusiness Receivables (CRA) of Octante Securitizadora S.A, which raised BRL 300 million, associated with agribusiness credit rights originating from one (1) Certificate of Agribusiness Credit Rights (CDCA) issued by Copersucar S.A. The CDCA was backed by an Agricultural Bond (CPR) issued by Cooperativa de Produtores de Cana-de-Açúcar, Açúcar e Álcool do Estado de São Paulo in behalf of Copersucar S.A.
  • 2015: Advised MRS Logística S.A. on the public offering of seventh-issue debentures of the company, under CVM Instruction no. 400/03, as amended, which raised around BRL 550.7 million. The underwriters in this pubic offering were Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. (Lead Underwriter) and BB-Banco de Investimento S.A.
  • 2014: Advised Companhia Paulista de Securitização (CPSEC) on a restricted offering, under CVM Instruction no. 476/09, of second-issue debentures issued by CPSEC, which raised around BRL 5.9 billion. The underwriters in the this public offering were Banco Fator S.A. (Lead Underwriter), Banco ABC Brasil S.A., Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. and Banco Caixa Geral - Brasil S.A.
  • 2014: Advised Generali on the sale of its investment banking division, present in ten jurisdictions, to Banco BTG Pactual S.A., in a USD 1.7 billion transaction.
  • 2013: Advised on the public and private offerings of shares in BB Votorantim Highland Infraestrutura Credit Rights Investment Fund, the first fund created under article 3 of Law no. 12431/11. The BB Votorantim Highland Infraestrutura Credit Rights Investment Fund raised BRL 315.8 million through public and private offerings of shares. The underwriters in the this public offering were Banco Fator S.A. (Lead Underwriter), BB-Banco de Investimento S.A., and Votorantim Asset Management Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários Ltda.

Recognition

Mr. Giantomassi was acknowledged as a leading attorney by Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR. 

"A powerful negotiator." (Chambers Report)

"Hight technical knowledge, especially related to structured financial operations. His dedication to the projects and attention to detail and prompt answers are what makes him a very productive professional." (Chambers Report)

"Has guided us through the sometimes complicated legal and regulatory structure in Brazil and gets us access to the right resources within his firm."  (Chambers Report)

 

Education

  • 2007: LL.M. in Law from Universidade de São Paulo School of Law, São Paulo SP Brazil.
  • 2002: LL.B in Law from Universidade de São Paulo School of Law, São Paulo SP Brazil.

Languages

Portuguese; English

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