Thiago Giantomassi is a partner of Demarest’s Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions practices at the Sao Paulo office.  He concentrates his activities in corporate finance and business with companies, focusing on capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions. Thiago 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 sectors of the economy. He specializes in the agribusiness, alternative investment, infrastructure and financial services industries and has been indicated as a reference in his field in the main national and international publications such as Chambers, The Legal 500 and Análise Advocacia, as well as being recommended as a leader in his market by IFLR 1000.

 Assisted in 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 agribusiness, real estate and credit-owed by public entities segments, in an amount in excess of BRL 18 billion, which includes funding for instruments due from Raízen, BR Distribuidora, MRV, Fibria, Monsanto, BASF, Mosaic, CCAB, the States of Rio de Janeiro and of 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”

 Author of the article “Financiamento e mercado de capitais”, published at the business newspaper DCI (January 5, 2015)

 Author of the article “Rules On Disclosure Of Stake Building”, published at Mondaq (December 5, 2014)

 Author of the article “Brazilian SEC Proposes New Rules On Asset Management”, published at Mondaq (November 26, 2014)

 Author of the article “New Rules On Foreign Investments In Brazilian Securities Markets”, published at Mondaq (October 9, 2014)

 Author of the article “Agronegócio e mercado de capitais”, published at the business newspaper DCI (December 26, 2013)

 Author of the article “New CVM Regulation Encourages Private Equity Funds To Invest In Smaller”, published at Mondaq (December 16, 2013)

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