Partner of Demarest’s Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions practices, Thiago Giantomassi holds a master’s degree from the University of São Paulo (USP). He focuses his practice in corporate finance and negotitation with companies, especially in the agribusiness, alternative investment, infrastructure and financial services industries. He advises investment banks, private equity firms, publicly and closely-held companies, controlling shareholders, investors, intermediaries and advisors in domestic and international operations in a variety of economic sectors. Thiago has been listed in leading local and international publications as a reference in his field, such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Análise Advocacia, as well as having been recommended as a leader in his market by IFLR1000.

 Advised on the structuring and implementation of the spin-off of MRV’s participation in LOG, its logistic warehouse unit, as well as the registration of a publicly-held company with the CVM for the trading of equity instruments and the listing of its shares in BM&F Bovespa’s Novo Mercado.

  Advised shareholders of Auto Ricci in the combining of businesses with Unidas (formerly Locamérica), one of the largest publicly-traded companies operating in the fleet rental segment.

  Assisted in more than 40 securitization operations over the past three years, with emphasis on the sectors of agribusiness, real estate and credit-owed by public entities, in an amount in excess of BRL 18 billion, which includes funding through instruments due from Raízen, BR Distribuidora, MRV, Fibria, Monsanto, BASF, Mosaic, CCAB, the States of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, JSL, CMAA, among others.

  Advisory on the acquisition of an alternative investment platform by Lone Star.

  Advising on funding in the capital markets for infrastructure projects, with emphasis on the port, rail and energy segments, including investment funds dedicated exclusively to such projects.

 Master’s Degree in Economic Law by the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2007)

 Bachelor of Laws from the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2002)

 Member of Lex Mundi’s Cross Border Transactions Committee

 Co-author of the book “Business Laws of Brazil”, 3rd Edition, WestThompson, 2015.

  Author of the article “Financiamento e mercado de capitais” [Financing and capital markets], DCI newspaper, January 5, 2015.

  Author of the article “Rules On Disclosure Of Stake Building”, Mondaq, December 5, 2014.

  Author of the Article “Brazilian SEC Proposes New Rules On Asset Management”, Mondaq, November 26, 2014.

  Author of Article “New Rules on Foreign Investments in Brazilian Securities Markets”, Mondaq, October 9, 2014.

  Author of the article “Agribusiness and capital markets”, DCI newspaper, December 26, 2013.

  Author of the Article “New CVM Regulation Encourages Private Equity Funds To Invest In Smaller Companies”, Mondaq, December 16, 2013.

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