GIC Private Limited’s $152 Million acquisition of Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A.


Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. y Quiroga, Machado Meyer, Sendacz y Opice and Lefosse Advogados have advised on the transaction

GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has acquired 40% stake in Brazilian education firm Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional SA for 500 million reais ($152 million) from Actis LLP, FIP Alfa 7 (Holding of Padovese Family) and FIP D2HPF (Holding of Figueiredo Family).

São Paulo-based Cruzeiro do Sul, founded in 1965, is Brazil’s sixth largest private provider of education with about 160,000 students and 5,000 employees. The company made net profit of 81 million reais in 2015.

Machado Meyer, Sendacz y Opice has advised GIC Private Limited with a team including Guilherme Bueno Malouf (Picture), Maria Eugênia Novis, Celso Costa, Luciana Costa Engelberg, Camila Borges Leão, Joao Guilherme Soggio Gomes De Oliveira, Marcela Medeiros de Carvalho and Sergio Jacintho Guerrieri Rezende Filho.

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. y Quiroga has advised Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A. and Actis LLP with Pedro Whitaker de Souza Dias, Sabrina Naritomi, Andrea Bazzo Lauletta, Renata Fonseca Zuccolo Giannella, Amanda Felten de Caires, Tomás Machado de Oliveira, Guilherme da Cunha Andrade Maranhão, Patricia Travassos Marto and Nicholas David Myers.

Lefosse Advogados has advised FIP Alfa 7 and FIP D2HPF with Carlos Mello, Mirella Abe and Fernando Rodrigues.

Involved fees earner: Pedro Whitaker de Souza Dias – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Sabrina Naritomi – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Amanda Felten de Caires – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Guilherme da Cunha Andrade Maranhão – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Patricia Travassos Marto – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Nicholas David Myers – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Andréa Bazzo Lauletta – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Tomás Machado de Oliveira – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Renata Fonseca Zuccolo Giannella – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Carlos Barbosa Mello – Lefosse; Mirella Abe – Lefosse; Fernando Rodrigues – Lefosse; Guilherme Bueno Malouf – Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice; Luciana Costa Engelberg – Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice; João Guilherme Soggio – Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice; Sergio Jacintho Guerrieri Rezende Filho – Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice; Maria Eugênia Novis de Oliveira – Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice; Marcela Medeiros de Carvalho – Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice; Celso Costa – Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice; Camila Leão Borges – Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice;

Law Firms: Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Lefosse; Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice;

Clients: GIC Private Limited; Actis Capital LLP; Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A. ; FIP Alfa 7; FIP D2HPF;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.