Mentor International LLC
Mentor’s network comes from the quality and breadth of its relationships after 25 years of experience in the financial sector in Latin America.
We have structured, implemented, and managed Energy business projects as lead and co-lead with local and foreign investors. Our experience is rich in energy renewable projects as well as traditional ones.
Consolidation in the Health sector began in 2004 and, since then, it has been growing in Brazil with mergers and acquisitions in several segments, such as the pharmaceutical industry, laboratories, pharmacy chain, hospitals and plan operators.
Our knowledge of the region (business and culture), and our understanding of the requirements of North American investors, allow us to find a win-win outcome for all.
Mentor International LLC is a boutique firm founded in 2010.
Headquartered in Greenwich, CT, with offices in São Paulo, Brazil.
Mentor specializes in advisory services, mergers and acquisitions, business development and strategic alliances in Latin America.
We are a team of seasoned executives with deep understanding of the countries, cultures, markets, and firms we represent. This enables us to comfortably navigate project complexities and nuances. We are client-focused and service based, not transactional. Working as an extension of our clients, we tirelessly pursue the best fit and outcomes for our clients.
People say about us
As a Brazilian / American investor, I speak with Mentor regularly to discuss opportunities and other themes related to Brazil. Recently, Mentor validated an investment opportunity for me since I required an independent third party analysis. They did an excellent job.
We had an opportunity in Brazil. I suggested Mentor International since they advised me on a deal when I was the top Executive of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting Division. Again, Mentor did an outstanding job by advising Vertex throughout the whole acquisition process.
I have worked directly with Mario on M&A strategy and successfully completed a transaction in Brazil in one of my previous roles as Executive Vice-President Corporate Development. Mario is responsive and possesses a thorough knowledge of the issues and competitive landscape in Brazil. He always came up with suggestions that generated win-win results which are critical in the acquisition process and it was a pleasure working with Mario as a true partner.
I have known the founder of Mentor International for many years. I often exchange views regarding companies in the technology sector in Brazil and in Latin America. I am impressed by his network and by his in-depth knowledge of the companies and market.
Mentor International was advising a successful American company that had a strategic alliance with us in Brazil. With extensive effort and dedication, Mentor International turned this alliance into a joint venture that benefited both sides. I was impressed by Mentor’s diligence during the process.
Mentor International, representing its client, a Dutch/USA Multinational organization, contacted me and my local advisor to see if I was interested in selling Prosoft Tecnologia S.A in Brazil. Throughout the negotiations and the process of the purchase, I found Mentor organization, timely communication, follow up in all aspects of the transaction, seamless and problem free. I was impressed by them.
Mentor International worked hard and thoroughly, assisting us to close a successful deal in Brazil. Mentor’s support during the preparation and negotiation of the transaction was crucial to the successful outcome. Mentor always worked well on our behalf on all aspects of the transaction.
mergers and acquisitions
Inseed > NeuroUP
Inseed, Brazil’s largest B2B VC, invested in neuroUP, an innovative company, leader in portable biofeedback in the world.
Locaweb > Tray
Locaweb acquired 100% of the shares of Tray e-commerce platform for small and medium size companies
IOV > Rede D'or
IOV (Vale Ocology Institute) sold a significan participation to Rede D’or
Dtcom > Fabrico
Dtcom and Fabrico merged their operations in Brazil
Fael > Apollo Education Group
FAEL, Brazilian Education group with 12,000 students sold 75% participation to Apollo Group; It marked the entrance of the Apollo group in Brazil.
Projeto Sudene - Empresa Transmissora do Espirito Santo AS
Start-up of a 107-km transmission line
a project ranging from line design to licensing to commissioning.
Solar Projects Russas I & II & Ribeiro Goncalves
Sold these projects in the State of Ceara and Piau, Brazil to ENERSIDE ENERGY S.L., a renewable Spanish investor
Approximately 800 MW.
Energy Storage Systems with ion-lithium batteries
Joao Meirelles is one of the founders of a startup of Energy Storage Systems with ion-lithium batteries.
Installed first system in Brazil
Project PAC - Implementation of two hydro power plants in Sao Paulo State
Usina Paulista Lavrinhas de Energia S.A. (30 MW)
Usina Paulista Queluz de Energia S.A. (30 MW)
Under the leadership of Joao Meirelles, Acquisition and Implementation of several projects in Brazil
Acquired Wind Parks from EDPR (approximately 330 MW)
Implemented with Furnas and EDP the following Hydro Projects: Sto. Antonio do Jari, Cachoeira Caldeirão and São Manuel (approxim. 1,300 MW).
Joao Meirelles created the second largest energy generation company in Brazil
Joao Meirelles co-found the second largest energy generation company in Brazil of Chinese Capital in less than three years.
Investments in renewable energy in Brazil of approximately US$ 5,5 billion and a total portfolio of 8,300 MW.
iThink > SapientNitro
iThink, digital marketing agency, sold the control of the company to SapientNitro
Vertex > Systax
Vertex Inc., the world leader in corporate tax solutions, has acquired a stake in Systax, a pioneer in tax parameterization technology in Brazil.
Wolters Kluwer Health > MV
Wolters Kluwer Health announced the integration of its clinical decision support (CDS) resource and Up-to-Date with the electronic health record (EHR) solution from MV.
Prosoft > CCH
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting acquired Prosoft, one of the top three largest tax and accounting software providers in Brazil