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Private Equity & Venture Capital inBrazil Forum Europe - Frankfurt



The Private Equity & Venture Capital inBrazil Forum Europe held on 30 October in Frankfurt and organized by  ABVCAP, ApexBrasil and Taylor Wessing Partners, with the support of Atheneum Partners, BVK and Pinheiro Neto gathered about 50 pratictioners from the Brazilian and German industries in a  closed and exclusived meeting to talk openly about potential investment opportunities in Brazil´s private equity and venture capital.

The keynote was presented by Frank Niehage, CEO of Bank Sarasin, which was recently aquired by the Brazilian Safra Bank. The intimate event encouraged open dialogue about all the major issues regarding investments in Brazil.

Leading the legal discussions were Stefan Kroeker, Partner at Taylor Wessing Partners and João Marcelo Pacheco, Partner at the Brazilian law firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados. To talk about the actual deals and transaction scenario as well as its challenges and perspectives for the coming year were Amaury Junior of Vision Investments, Frederico Robalinho of Nova Investimentos and Luiz Abreu of NSG Capital. This session was moderated by Mathias Wengeler of Atheneum Partners.

To close this exciting and lively morning discussion, the audience heard from LPs active in Brazil on their experiences and perspectives in investing in the country. The panel included Joachim Schumacher of  DEG, Duncan Littlejohn of Paul Capital Partners and Hans Apostel of  OSF Merchant.

Participating firms included:


AKIT Partners


Atheneum Partners

Axos Capital

Bank Sarasin AG


BoaVista Consulting GmbH

Brazil. Land of the Future

Buysse & Partners




DC Advisory


DXA Investments

Ernst & Young GmbH

Golding Capital Partners GmbH


JM Gesellschaft für industrielle Beteiligungen mbH & Co. KGaA

Marsh GmbH


Mercatto Capital Partners

Mic AG

NORD Holding

Nova Investimentos

NSG Capital

OSF Merchant Banking

Paul Capital Partners

Pinheiro Neto Advogados


Relay Capital

Rodos BioTarget GmbH

Seedamm Vermögensverwaltung GmbH

SOMMA Investimentos

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing/Honorary Consul of Brazil

Vision Brazil Investments


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8h30     Registration

9h00     Welcome

9h05     The German Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry: An Update from BVK 

Marco Brockhaus, Board Member and Spokesman of the Mid-Market Platform of the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK), Managing Director & Owner of Brockhaus Private Equity GmbH

9h20     An Update on  Brazil´s Private Equity and Venture Capital  Growth in the Past

            Years and  Current Position in the Global Scenario

Clovis Meurer, President of the Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

(ABVCAP) and Partner and Senior    Executive of CRP Companhias de Participações

9h35     Keynote: Frank Niehage, CEO, Bank Sarasin

10h05   Doing Deals in Brazil - The Perspective of Local Fund Managers

  Frederico Robalinho, Partner, Nova Investimentos

  Luiz Abreu, CEO, NSG Capital 

  Amaury Junior, Co-Founder and CIO, Vision Brazil Investments

  Moderator by Mathias Wengeler, Founder and CEO, Atheneum Partners

11h05   Networking Coffee

11h35   Key Issues to Know for Investing in Brazil          
Stefan Kroeker, Partner, Taylor Wessing         
João Marcelo Pacheco, Partner, Pinheiro Neto Advogados

 12h05  Perspectives from LPs on Investments in Private Equity and Venture Capital in Brazil
Moderated by Robert Linton, Investor Relations, ABVCAP            
Duncan Littlejohn, Managing Director Latin America, Paul Capital Partners
Joachim Schumacher, Senior Director Africa and Latin America, DEG
Hans Apostel, Founding Partner, OSF Merchant

13h05   Closing Remarks

13h20   Networking Lunch

15h00   Adjournment 


A big thank you to all the participants, partners and supporters  who helped us make
this a successful event!

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