Ânima Holding’s $173.3 Million Equity Offering


Machado Meyer, White & Case, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga and Mayer Brown advised on the transaction

Ânima Holding (DBA Ânima Educação) executed its $173.3 million shares.

Proceeds will be used to parcially finance the acquisition of Laureate business in Brazil.

Bradesco BBI, acted as lead manager on the transaction and Banco Santander (Brasil), UBS Brasil Corretora de Câmbio, Títulos e Valores Mobiliários, Banco Itaú BBA and Banco J.P. Morgan, acted as placing agents.

Bradesco Securities, Santander Investment Securities, UBS Securities, Itau BBA USA Securities and J.P. Morgan Securities acted as international placing agents.

Ânima Educação is one of the largest educational organizations in Brazil.

Machado Meyer advised Ânima Holding S.A. with Gustavo Rugani do Couto e Silva, Guilherme Azevedo Ferreira Alves, Joao Pedro Franco de Sad and Wagner Eustaquio Duarte Junior.

White &Case advised Anima Holding in US.

In Brazil, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga advised Banco Bradesco BBI S.A., Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A., UBS Brasil Corretora de Câmbio, Títulos e Valores Mobiliários S.A., Banco Itaú BBA S.A., Banco J.P. Morgan S.A., Bradesco Securities Inc., Santander Investment Securities Inc., UBS Securities Inc., Itau BBA USA Securities Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC with Vanessa Fiusa (Picture), Thaís Gurjão Rodrigues, Leonardo Pereira Lourenço de Oliveira and Francisco José Barbosa de Figueiredo.

In US, Mayer Brown advised the underwriters.

Involved fees earner: Guilherme Azevedo Ferreira Alves – Machado Meyer Advogados; Wagner Duarte – Machado Meyer Advogados; Joao Pedro Franco de Sad – Machado Meyer Advogados; Gustavo Rugani – Machado Meyer Advogados; Francisco José Barbosa de Figueiredo – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Vanessa Fiusa – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Thaís Gurjão Rodrigues – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Leonardo Pereira Lourenço de Oliveira – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga;

Law Firms: Machado Meyer Advogados; Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga;

Clients: Ânima Holding S.A. (Ânima Educação); Banco Bradesco BBI S.A.; Banco J.P. Morgan S.A.; Banco Santander Brazil; Bradesco Securities; Itaú BBA USA Securities; JP Morgan Securities; Santander Investment Securities Inc.; UBS; UBS Securities LLC;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti.