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Private Equity Infrastructure inBrazil - Webcast (online)


As 2016 heads towards the finish line and the Brazilian politics and economics towards a more stable place than in the beginning of the year, investments in the country´s infrastructure re-emerge as a principal item in the government´s agenda and opportunity for long-term private investors. A committee led by Brazil´s President Michel Temer have visited several cities around the world in the last semester to promote the country´s infrastructure assets to foreign investors. 

Experts including local and global private equity groups focused on infrastructure investments, senior legal advisors, and institutional investors shared their knowledge and perspectives on the new opportunities available, the challenges and the dynamics of the public-private partnerships regarding the infrastructure sector in Brazil. The 60-minute Webcast will provides detailed information for interested investors looking for infrastructure investments in Brazil either via funds or directly in companies. Listen now.  


Carlos Augusto Carneiro
Portfolio Manager
Capital Markets Area - Fund Investment Department

Mr. Carneiro is the Portfolio Manager at BNDES and a Member of the internal comiitte for Public Calls at BNDESPAR. Member appointed by BNDESPAR for several investment committes and General Mettings of Quotaholders. Responsable for structuring and monitoring Fund Criatec 2. Member appointed by BNDESPAR for the Infrastructure Committe at ABVCAP.


Gabriel Lourenço Gomes
Head of Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment Funds

Mr. Gomes has 17 years working experience at BNDES. He is Responsible for the management of a highly-skilled team, member of the innovation and ESG committees, investment analysis and management of the funds portfolio, project finance negotiations and industrial policy discussions. He was Manager - BNDES PLC (London/UK) - 2016, Head of the Chemical Industry Department - BNDES - 2010-2015, DSc - Energy Economics at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – COPPE/UFRJ, DSc Exchange Program at the IFP School – France, MSc - Finance at COPPEAD/UFRJ, Economist - UFRJ.

José Guilherme Souza

Head Infrastructure
Vinci Partners

Mr. Souza is Responsible of the Vinci Partners’ Infrastructure department. Prior to joining Vinci Partners, he worked for Banco Pactual since 2005 as co-manager of FIP Brasil Energia USD 560 million. Prior to this, he was a management consultant for Stern Stewart & Co., from 2001 to 2004. Previously, he had five years of experience in equity sales and trading with Citigroup Asset Management and Banco Graphus. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Escola Federal de Engenharia de Itajubá and an MBA with a major in Corporate Finance and Accounting from University of Rochester, New York (Beta Gamma Sigma award).

Ricardo Propheta Marques
Managing Partner
BRZ Investimentos

Mr. Propheta joined GP Investimentos in 2002 where he worked as analyst and associate in private equity funds. Since June 2006th , Mr. Propheta is exclusively dedicated to BRZ Investimentos working as managing partner of long-term area prospecting, running and monitoring companies and projects. In addition, he is member of the Board of Directors of Amata, LOGZ Logistica Brasil, Magnesita, America Latina Logistica and Regina Festas. Prior to joining GP Investimentos, he worked at the consulting firm Booz Allen & Hamilton do Brasil and at the banks CCF Brasil and Brascan. As a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton (2001-2002), he participated in several projects of strategic scope and/or operated leading companies in the infrastructure sector. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of companies such as Equatorial Energia, IG, Lupatech, among others. Ricardo Propheta has a degree in Production Engineering from the Escola Politécnica da USP.

Thiago Cardoso Araújo
Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados

Mr. Araújo specializes in administrative law, infrastructure and regulatory law as well as pension funds at Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados.   He was a Special Legal Advisor at the Secretary of State for Works of Rio de Janeiro between 2010 and 2015, and is Attorney for the State of Rio de Janeiro since 2006. He is the author of articles published in Brazil, such as: “Previsibilidade ou resiliência? Notas sobre a repartição de riscos em contratos administrativos” (“Predictability or resilience? Notes about the allocation of risks in administrative contracts”), co­author with Patrícia Sampaio, Revista de Direito da PGE­RJ (2014); “Amicus curiae: levando a eficiência à sério – O novo sistema de licitações brasileiro e a experiência de elaboração das petições de amicus curiae nas ADIs 4645 e 4655 da Associação Brasileira de Direito e Economia” (“Amicus curiae: taking seriously the efficiency ­ the new Brazilian system of bids and the development experience of petitions of amicus curiae in ADIs 4645 and 4655 of the Brazilian Association of Law and Economics”), in Caderno FGV Direito Rio Séries Clínicas (2014). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ (2005), a Post­Graduate Degree (MBA) in Pension Funds Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ (2009), and a Master’s Degree in Public Law UERJ (2009). He is currently earning a Doctorate’s Degree in Legal Theory at UERJ (to be concluded in 2015).

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