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Paulo Fernando de Menezes Cardoso
 

Paulo Fernando de Menezes Cardoso

Partner
 
Av. Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek, 1455
12th Floor, Suite 121
São Paulo, SP 04543-011 BR
 
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Fax: +55-11-3546-1002

Based in the Firm’s São Paulo office, Partner Paulo Fernando de Menezes Cardoso regularly advises on global securities transactions, including SEC-registered and locally registered initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and investment grade and high yield bonds, mainly with a regional focus on Latin America and Brazil. Paulo represents corporate issuers, investment banks and private equity sponsors alike on domestic and international equity and debt offerings across a unique mix of industries including fintech, e-commerce, software, infrastructure (including digital infrastructure), communications and telecoms, as well as more traditional sectors such as energy, logistics, oil & gas and minerals. He also advises clients on SEC-reporting matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and other complex corporate matters, advising clients on the full life-cycle of their businesses.

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Work Highlights
  • VTEX in its SEC-registered US$415.2 million NYSE IPO
  • Zenvia in its SEC-registered US$150 million NASDAQ IPO and concurrent US$50 million private placement
  • Netshoes in its SEC-registered US$148.5 million NYSE IPO and its merger with Magazine Luiza
  • Underwriters in Vasta Platform Limited’s SEC-registered US$353 million NASDAQ IPO
  • Underwriters in Linx’s SEC-registered US$257 million NYSE IPO
  • Placement agents in multiple follow-on offerings on the São Paulo Stock Exchange for Magazine Luiza
  • Carrefour Brasil in its R$4.457 billion IPO on the São Paulo Stock Exchange
  • Unigel Participações, PetroRio and other issuers or underwriters in a number of secured and unsecured bond offerings and liability management transactions
Education
  • University of Chicago Law School, 2011 LL.M.
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 2010 Business Management B.A.
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, 2006 LL.B.
Admissions
  • New York 2012

Partner Paulo Fernando de Menezes Cardoso is a part of the Firm’s Latin America practice, based in São Paulo. He focuses his practice on global securities transactions, including SEC-registered and locally registered initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and investment grade and high yield bond issuances, most often with a focus on Latin America and Brazil. Paulo represents corporate issuers, investment banks and private equity sponsors alike on domestic and international equity and debt offerings across a unique mix of industries including fintech, e-commerce, software, infrastructure (including digital infrastructure), communications and telecoms, as well as more traditional sectors, such as energy, logistics, oil & gas and minerals.

Select transactions include advising:

  • VTEX in its SEC-registered US$415.2 million NYSE IPO
  • Zenvia in its SEC-registered US$150 million NASDAQ IPO and concurrent US$50 million private placement
  • Netshoes in its SEC-registered US$148.5 million NYSE IPO and its merger with Magazine Luiza;
  • Underwriters in Vasta Platform Limited’s SEC-registered US$353 million NASDAQ IPO;
  • Underwriters in Linx’s SEC-registered US$257 million NYSE IPO;
  • Underwriters in CPFL Energia’s SEC-registered R$3.7 billion NYSE equity follow-on offering;
  • PetroRio, Unigel Participações, BRF and other issuers in a number of secured and unsecured bond offerings and liability management transactions;
  • Via Varejo on its R$4.5 billion primary follow-on equity offering on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3);
  • Mulilaser in its R$1.9 billion IPO on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3);
  • Brisanet in its R$1.25 billion IPO on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3);
  • Dotz in its R$390.7 million IPO on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3);
  • Aura Minerals in its R$790.1 million IPO on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3);
  • C&A Brazil and the selling shareholders in its R$813.7 million IPO on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3);
  • Neogrid Participações in its R$423 million IPO on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3);
  • Placement agents in follow-on equity offerings by Magazine Luiza on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3);
  • Placement agents in Cogna Educação’s $R2.55 billion follow-on equity offering on the the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3);
  • Placement agents in PetroRio’s R$2 billion follow-on equity offerings on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3);
  • Ambipar Participações e Empreendimentos in its R$941 million IPO on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3);
  • Placement agents in 3R Petroleum Óleo e Gás’s R$600 million IPO and follow-on equity offerings on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3); and
  • Placement agents in follow-on equity offering by Lojas Marisa on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3).

Paulo received his LL.M. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2011, his Business Management B.A. from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in 2010 and his LL.B. from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro in 2006. He is admitted to practice in New York and speaks fluent English and Portuguese.

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