GPS’ Acquisition of Graber

Pinheiro Guimarães, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga, Giovanini Filho Advogados, Lefosse and Allen & Overy advised on the deal

Grupo Predial de Serviços (GPS), which supplies outsourcing services in building management, cleaning, and security, finalized the purchase of Graber, engaged on security and tracking services.

To close the deal, GPS received a capital injection from Gávea Investimentos.

According to informed sources, the combined revenue of the companies should total nearly R$3 billion and Gávea will hold a little less than 10% of GPS.

GPS Predial was created in Bahia state in 1962 as a cleaning service provider for the public sector. In 2008, a minority stake of the company was acquired by Neo Investimentos and it underwent a process of rapid expansion via acquisitions. The business’s control will remin with the founders.

Pinheiro Guimarães advised Gávea Investimentos with Francisco J. Pinheiro Guimarães, Rodrigo Marcilio, Gabriela Ponte Machado, Ana Carolina Cassins Galdino and Caio Itiberê Ferreira da Silva.

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga advised GPS Holding with Marcelo Ricupero (Picture), Guilherme Maranhão and Juliana Saler.

Giovanini Filho Advogados advised Levantinos Empreendimentos e Participações Ltda. (Subsidiary of Graber) with Renato Giovanini Filho, José Fábio Gasques Silvares and Eduardo Pinheiro Rodriguez.

Lefosse advised GPS Predial and GPS Holding wth Mauricio Negri Paschoal, Ricardo Bolan, Carla Gorescu, Vinícius Nogueira and Thaise Flores.

In Luxemburg, Allen & Overy advised GPS Predial and GPS Holding with Marc Feider, Marc Tkatcheff and Laurent Goyer.

Involved fees earner: Renato Giovanini Filho – Giovanini Filho Advogados; José Fábio Gasques Silvares – Giovanini Filho Advogados; Eduardo Pinheiro Rodriguez – Giovanini Filho Advogados; Francisco Pinheiro Guimarães – Pinheiro Guimarães; Rodrigo Marcilio – Pinheiro Guimarães; Gabriela Ponte Machado – Pinheiro Guimarães; Marcelo Ricupero – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Guilherme da Cunha Andrade Maranhão – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Juliana Reali Saler – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Mauricio Paschoal – Lefosse; Carla Gorescu – Lefosse; Thaise Flores – Lefosse; Ricardo Bolan – Lefosse; Vinicius Nogueira – Lefosse; Marc Feider – Allen & Overy; Marc Tkatcheff – Allen & Overy; Laurent Goyer – Allen & Overy;

Law Firms: Giovanini Filho Advogados; Pinheiro Guimarães; Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Lefosse; Allen & Overy;

Clients: Gávea Investimentos Ltda.; GPS Predial; GPS Holdings LLC; Levantinos Empreendimentos e Participações Ltda.;


Author: Ambrogio Visconti.