20 years of M&A
in Latin America
2002 - 2011
Renato Souza Neto and Paulo Renato Souza, former Minister of Education in Brazil, founded Prismapar in 2002 as an M&A boutique advisory focused on the education sector in Brazil.
2012 - 2018
Internationalization process to relevant Latin America markets starting with offices in Costa Rica (2012), Colombia (2015) and Ecuador (2018).
2019 - 2022
Affiliation of new partners, employees, and industry diversification, executing relevant transactions and processes in different sectors.
Renato Souza Neto and Paulo Renato Souza, former Minister of Education in Brazil, founded Prismapar in 2002 with to offer specialized M&A advisory in the Education sector in Brazil.
Prismapar opened its Costa Rican office in 2012 and expanded to Colombia in 2015, with the integration of Marcelo Burbano as Managing Partner based in Bogotá. In 2018, the firm continued to grow, opening the Guayaquil office in Ecuador.
Starting in 2019, with the affiliation of new partners and advisors, Prismapar continued its regional expansion and moved to a multi-industry focus, advising important M&A transactions in different sectors.
Partners in 8 countries, connecting clients in main Latin American markets.
We are a team of seasoned professionals in planning and executing strategic transactions, with experience at leading banks and major consulting firms across the world. Our expertise ensures a deep knowledge of Latin American markets and connections in key countries within the region, resulting in the delivery of personalized and assertive solutions to our clients.
What we do
Prismapar highly specializes in advising cross-borders mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, fundraising and venture Investing in main Latin American markets.
Together with our clients, we plan and execute the most strategic purchases, sales, diversification, rebalance of products, technologies, and market portfolio strategies.
Prismapar’s advisory services apply to all stages of a transaction
1) Initial diagnosis of the company, its shareholders, and the market, identifying risks and opportunities involved in the potential transaction
2) Planning and preparation of the desired process, including the development of materials and mapping of potential counterparties, buyers, or sellers
3) Presentation of the transaction to the interested parties, execution of NDAs, information exchange and submission/reception of non-binding offers, including the negotiation of main terms and transaction structure
4) Coordination of the due diligence process and negotiation of final binding terms and contracts, including the support on signing, closing and announcement of the transaction
Prismapar’s core principles are:
- Client value;
- Dedication and availability;
- Loyalty and Confidentiality.
Prismapar acted as the exclusive advisor in the sale of the rice and logistics assets of Grupo Dajahu S.A. in Ecuador to Brazilian Camil Alimentos S.A., one of the largest companies in the food sector in Latin America.
Prismapar participated in all stages of the USD $36 million transaction, from process planning, approach to potential buyers, negotiation of terms, transaction structure, coordination of due diligence process, including deal signing and closing.
Grupo Dajahu is one of the 500 largest organizations in Ecuador and operates in the Real Estate, Logistics and Food sectors. The company leads Ecuador’s rice market. The assets sold to Camil as part or this transaction were in line with Dajahu’s s strategy to focus resources on its Real Estate and Logistics division.
Prirsmapar advised Advent International Investment Fund in the acquisition of assets from Brazilian education networks Kroton Educacional and IUNI Educacional. The scope of Prismapar’s role included strategic, financial, and operational responsibilities.
Together with Advent, Prismapar developed a strategy to inorganically enter the Brazilian higher education market by building a strong platform for growth. Our firm mapped and assessed potential target, and supported the complete acquisitions process, from planning to closing. These transactions amounted to around USD $250 million.
The success of these deals gave rise to the largest higher-education group in Brazil and one of the world’s largest, Cogna Educacional, with around 2.4 million students.
We advised the selling shareholders with exclusivity in the sale of 100% of Verisoft's capital to the FS Security Group.
Our work involved negotiating the financial bases, hiring a specialized legal advisors, coordinating the work and information flows of Due Diligence and negotiating the final contracts, up to the signing and closing of the deal.
Verisoft is one of the leaders in the creation and development of products and digital content such as magazines, audiobooks, books, courses and magazines distributed by mobile operators via VAS (Value Added Services).
FS Security is one of the largest technology players focused on mobile applications in the country, with expertise in the development of security applications.
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Industries of expertise