Ana Carolina Botto Audi

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Partner in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity and Venture Capital at Demarest, Ana Carolina Botto Audi holds a master’s degree in Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Securities Regulation from the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and a master’s degree in Civil Law from PUC-SP. She is licensed to practice law both in Brazil and the state of New York. She concentrates her practice in advising national and international companies in the negotiation of transactional matters, including structuring purchase and sale transactions, acquisitions of equity interests (privately and on the stock exchange), drafting complex commercial contracts and joint ventures, reorganizations that include tax, regulatory, operational and strategic aspects, both domestic and multi-jurisdictional. Ana Carolina has particular expertise in advising private equity funds, family offices and other institutional investors. Ana Carolina also has extensive experience in special situations and litigation/arbitrations involving strategic and corporate commercial issues.

Assisted SoftBank in the acquisition of shares of Creditas at the Series D funding round, for the approximate enterprise value of USD 231 million. Also assisted SoftBank in its investment in start-up Buser, a Brazilian intercity bus charter marketplace.

Advised Digital Realty on the acquisition of Ascenty, a leading company in the infrastructure, technology and data centers market in Brazil, previously held by the private equity firm Great Hill Partners, in the amount of USD 1.8 billion. Also advised Digital Realty on the formation of a joint venture with Brookfield for the operation of Ascenty.

Advised Bottega, the Luxembourg holding company of the Cimcorp Group, leading a group of investors, including White Oak Capital, HIG White Horse, Permira, Investek and strategic investor Servest, in the acquisition of the multinational Getronics for EUR 220 million. Also advised the Cimcorp Group on the acquisition of the entire share capital of Resource Holding (parent of the Resource Group), Resource IT Chile and Resource IT Colombia, in the approximate total amount of USD 250 million.

Advised DNA Capital, a private equity fund focused on investments in the healthcare industry, through its subsidiary Cremer (CM Hospitalar S.A.), in the acquisition of Flexicotton Indústria e Comércio de Produtos de Higiene Pessoal S.A., domestic leader in the production of flexible swabs and personal hygiene products; Advised the Salomão Zoppi laboratory on its sale to DASA for BRL 600 million.

Advised Warburg Pincus in a significant investment in the Eleva education holding company; Advised Anhanguera Educacional in its merger with Kroton Educacional for BRL 5 billion.


Master’s Degree in Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finances and Securities Regulation from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States

Master’s Degree in Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finances from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States

Master’s Degree in Civil Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), São Paulo, Brazil

Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), São Paulo, Brazil

Member of the New York State Bar Association

Member of ABVCAP – Brazilian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association

Member of ABRASCA – Brazilian Listed Companies Association

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