Part 2 of a 3-part series is out! Historically, there has never a powerful sense of urgency among Brazilian companies to grow, innovate and compete on the world stage. But that is changing fast and private equity is playing a pivotal role in driving a new era of entrepreneurship and innovation. This video panel discussion provides fresh insight to the impact of private equity on the Brazilian business landscape.
“Sense of Urgency: Innovation and Private Equity in Corporate Brazil” is the second video in this series, which features Marcos Marinho Lutz, CEO of Cosan, and Christopher Meyn, partner at Gavea. Joining the conversation is Carlos Asciutti of Ernst & Young Terco in Brazil. This fascinating discussion explains the trends behind the rising popularity of private equity in Brazil and the fundamental change now taking place in the Brazilian economy. Also discussed is the prevalence of family-owned companies in Brazil and the unique challenges they pose for private equity partners.
This program is sponsored by Ernst & Young.
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Christopher Myen joined Gávea Investimentos in January 2006. Chris is the Partner responsible for the day-today management of Gavea's Illiquid Strategies. From 2003 through 2005, he served as a consultant to alternative investment managers, where he advised on illiquid investments, international business development and strategic relationships. From 1997 through 2002, Christopher served as Managing Director and Investment Committee member for Latinvest Asset Management and its US-based parent, Globalvest Management Company, one of the largest independent US-based asset managers with a focus on value investing in Latin American equities. At Globalvest, Christopher was responsible for the firms’private equity and venture capital initiatives in Latin America. Previously, Christopher worked as a VP for Dick Clark International Cable Ventures (1995-97) specializing in acquisition and development of telecom licenses in Latin America, as the VP-Finance for The Marks Group, Inc. (1993-95) a US-based telecommunications holding company, and as an investment banker in mergers & acquisitions for Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. (1990-93). Christopher holds a B.A. in Economics with Honors from Stanford University.
Marcos Marinho Lutz
Marcos Marinho Lutz has been Chief Executive Officer of Cosan S. A. Indústria e Comércio, since October 31, 2009 and Usina Costa Pinto S.A.- Acucar e Alcool since 2009. Lutz has been Chief Executive Officer of Cosan Ltd. since October 31, 2009 and serves as its Chief Commercial and Logistics Officer. Lutz has been the Vice President of Infrastructure & Energy Section of National Steel Co., since June 2003. Lutz has been the Chief Commercial Officer of Cosan Ltd. since 2006. He served as Chief Commercial and Logistics Officer of Cosan S. A. Indústria e Comércio. He was the Chief Operating Officer at Ultracargo S.A., the logistics affiliate of the Ultra Group. Lutz served as an Executive Officer of the Infrastructure & Energy Section at Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN) since June 24, 2003. From 2002 to 2006, he was the Executive Director of infrastructure and energy at CSN (SID). Prior to joining CSN, Lutz served as Superintendent Officer and Managing Director of Ultracargo S.A., a logistics arm of Grupo Ultra. He serves as Director of Cosan Ltd since 2006. He served as a Director of Cosan S. A. Indústria e Comércio since 2007. He served as a Director of Cosan Ltd. until October 2009. He served as an Executive Director of Companhia Siderurgica Nacional since April 2006. He was a board member of MRS Logística, CFN Railways, and Itá Energética. Lutz holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Kellog Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and a Naval Engineering Degree from Escola Politécnica of the University of São Paulo.
Ernst & Young, Terco
Carlos is a partner in our Transaction Support group in São Paulo, Brazil. Carlos has been in the accounting profession for over 25 years having worked for two years in the US office of a Big 4 accounting firm. Carlos has aggregated experiences in business assurance, strategy and M&A areas providing a broad range of mergers and acquisitions services, business and financial due diligence, accounting and tax structure, post-merger integration and exit analysis to both strategic and financial players. He has been involved in domestic and international M&A transactions, serving both corporate and Private Equity buyers and sellers. These transactions have ranged in size from $10 million to over $5 billion in diverse industries such as consumer products, chemicals, high technology, pharmaceuticals, retail and other industrial manufacturing and services concerns. Carlos was one of the founders of the Transaction Support Services practice area of accounting firms in Brazil and has an accounting degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. He is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.