Thiago Sandim is a partner of Demarest’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity practices. Among his regular clients are sovereign funds and large foreign pension funds, as well as Brazilian financial institutions and conglomerates. Thiago is a non-executive member of boards of directors of retail, real estate development and financial companies. His performance is recognized by the main legal rankings.
Thiago Barbosa Sandim
Banks and Financial Institutions
Chemical and Petrochemical
Consumer and Retail
Energy and Natural Resources
Infrastructure and Project Finance
Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics
Insurance and Reinsurance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
— Advised a consortium made up of several sovereign wealth funds and family offices, including sovereign wealth funds of China and Abu-Dhabi, among others, in the acquisition of 18.65% of BTG Pactual for USD 1.8 billion, followed by the Chilean Celfin Capital and the Colombian Bolsa Y Renta in the merger with BTG Pactual. Advised the sovereign wealth funds in the IPG of BTG Pactual.
— Advised the Singapore Sovereign Fund (GIC) in several transactions, including the acquisition of a relevant stake in Rede D’or São Luis S.A. (largest network of private hospitals in Brazil) and Allied.
— Advised Generali in the sale of BSI bank for USD 1.7 billion and EFG International in the purchase of BSI bank for BRL 5.2 billion.
— Advised Vinci Concessions in the acquisition of LAMSA for EUR 1.7 billion, Ecorodovias in the sale of its logistics business to Multilog and Odebrecht in the formation of a joint venture of BRL 17 billion in the area of urban mobility with Mitsui, as well as in the sale the Trans-Olympic Highway and Line 4 of the São Paulo Subway to CCR. He advised OHL in the merger with Abertis which led to the establishment of Arteris.
— Advising on a regular basis, among others, Rede D’or São Luis, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, JC Flowers & Co., CVC Capital Partners, Falabella, Odebrecht and BTG Pactual.
— Bachelor of Laws from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), São Paulo, Brazil (1997)
— Visiting Professor at INSPER, 2003-2013
Portuguese and English