H.I.G. Capital’s Acquisition of Sofape

Pinheiro Neto and Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos advised on the deal

H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a leading global private equity investment firm with over $27 billion of equity capital under management, has completed the acquisition of Sofape Fabricante de Filtros Ltda. (“Tecfil”), the leading automotive filters producer in Brazil, serving primarily the aftermarket segment.

Tecfil has a long and successful 65-year history in the Brazilian market, as the undisputed market leader. Tecfil operates the largest filter manufacturing facility in Latin America, serving virtually all light and heavy-duty vehicles in Brazil under its two top-of-mind brands – Tecfil and Vox. Tecfil also exports to 27 countries in Latin America, North America and Europe.

Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 300 companies worldwide. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of $30 billion.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados advised H.I.G. Capital, LLC with a team including Henry Sztutman (Picture), Eduardo Paoliello Jr., Cauê Rezende Myanaki, Daniel Fernandes Kulcsar and Luiza Baltazar Scotini.

Cascione, Pulino, Boulos & Santos advised Sofape Fabricante de Filtros Ltda. with a team including Eduardo Boulos, Luca Priolli Salvoni, Luiz Eduardo Malta Corradini and Lucas Oliveira Markan Vasconcelos.

 

Involved fees earner: Eduardo Boulos – Cascione Pulino Boulos & Santos Advogados; Luiz Eduardo Malta Corradini – Cascione Pulino Boulos & Santos Advogados; Lucas Oliveira Markan Vasconcelos – Cascione Pulino Boulos & Santos Advogados; Luca Priolli Salvoni – Cascione Pulino Boulos & Santos Advogados; Henry Sztutman – Pinheiro Neto; Eduardo Paoliello Jr. – Pinheiro Neto; Caue Rezende Myanaki – Pinheiro Neto; Daniel Fernandes Kulcsar – Pinheiro Neto;

Law Firms: Cascione Pulino Boulos & Santos Advogados; Pinheiro Neto;

Clients: H.I.G. Capital, LLC; Sofape Fabricante de Filtros Ltda.;