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Olavo Guimarães

Olavo Guimarães has over 15 years of cross-border Investment banking, business development and strategy advisory experience, having participated and led many M&A transactions in different sectors and geographies in Brazil.

Before joining CFI Brazil, he ran his independent M&A boutique – Vogui Business Consulting –, after accumulating relevant positions such as Head of M&A at Martinelli Corporate Law Firm – a full-service law firm considered amongst largest and renowned Brazilian law firms –, and as Associate Director at Enterprise First, a prominent local M&A boutique.

He started his track on M&A and Investment banking back in 2003 when he joined as a Corporate Finance Assistant at State Capital, a pioneer M&A advisory in Brazil, and left the company in 2010 as a Managing Director and Partner.

Olavo has an MBA in Finance from FGV, and graduated in Business Management & Foreign Trade at Unisinos University.

More recently he studied at Harvard-X the past, present and future of economic development of world city hubs.

Sector focus: Aerospace & Defense; Automotive; Consumer Goods & Retail; Energy, Environment & Natural Resources; Transport & Logistics; Food, Beverage & Agribusiness; Paper, Plastics & Packaging.