•Marco Gonçalves before founding Riza Capital was the former Global head of M&A at BTG Pactual and the head of M&A Brazil at Credit Suisse, having also served as a senior partner at BTG Pactua
•Mr. Gonçalves has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking with focus on M&A transactions. Before joining BTG Pactual he worked at Credit Suisse, ABN AMRO, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas in Sao Paulo and New York.
•He worked on the most notable M&A transactions in the Brazilian market including these most recent ones:
–2016: Advisor to Estacio in the hostile acquisition of Kroton for USD 1.7 billion, Advisory of Odebrecht in the sale of Odebrecht Ambiental to Brookfiled for USD 900 million, Advisory of Enersis in its reorg in Latin America – USD 10.4 billion, Advisory of SemParar in the sale FleetCor for USD 1.2 billion, Advisor of Granado in the sale of minority stake to PUIG, Advisor to Estapar in the sale of minority stake to Equity International for USD 150 million, Advisor to BTG Pactual in the merger of BSI and EFG for USD 1.5 billion, Advisor to Embratec shareholders in the merger with Edenred for USD 800 million, Sale of Leader to Legion Holdings for USD 320 million.
–2015: Sale of Recovery for Banco Itau for USD 500 million, Sale of Fenix Power to ADIA capital for USD 786 million, Sale of a stake of Ecorodovias for Gavio for USD 800 million, Sale of BR Properties to GP Investimentos for USD 1.7 billion, Sale of Uniasselvi to Carlyle Group for USD 400 million, Sale of of Power Assets of Triunfo to China Three Gorges for USD 600 million, Acquisition of Quioport by CCR for USD 430 million, Sale of a stake in RedeDor by GIC for USD 500 million, Sale of a stake in RedeDor by Carlyle for USD 600 million, Delisting offer of DASA for USD 300 million, Acquisition of minority stake in group Odinsa by Group Argos USD 320 million, Advisor to BAT in the delisting offer of its Brazilian subsidiary Souza Cruz – USD 3.5 billion.
–2014: Advisory to Brookfield in the delisting offer of its Brazilian properties company – USD 1.2 billion, Advisor to CPFL in the acquisition of Dobreve Energia for USD 800 million, Advisory to Banco Santander in the delisting offer of its Brazilian subsidiary for USD 6.5 billion, Advisory to Abril Group in the sale of a minority stake of Abril Educacao for Tarpon Investimentos for USD 300 million, Advisory to Kroton in the acquisition of Anhanguera Educacional for USD 2.0 billions, Advisory to GetNet shareholders in their sale to Banco Santander for USD 700 million, Advisor to Intermedica in their sale to Bain Company for USD 850 million, Advisor to OI in the sale of the Tower Business to SBA Communications for USD 500 million, Advisor to BTG Pactual in the acquisition of BSI for USD 1.7 billion, Advisor to Banco do Brasil in the joint venture with Cielo for Arranjo Ourocard for USD 4 billion, Advisor of WPP in the acquisition of IBOPE, Advisor to OI in the Sale of PT Portugal to Altice for USD 9.0 billion, Advisor to DNA in the acquisition of DASA controlling stake by USD 800 million, Advisor to BR Properties in the sale 34 logistics and real estates assets for USD 1.2 billion, Advisor of Cosan in the merger of RUMO and ALL for USD 1.9 billion.
•Mr. Gonçalves has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina and a specialization in Finance from NYU.