Marcelo Crocchi

Managing Director Latin America
Global Head of Energy

Activities

Acquisitions, Investments, Financial Advisory

Industries

Energy, Infrastructure, Mining & Metals, Oil and Gas

Marcelo Crocchi

Marcelo is a senior executive with 20 years experience working in the banking and energy industries in finance, strategy, business development, M&A and corporate restructurings for National and International companies, including roles with the Brazilian Bank Itaú, the Italian energy company Enel and the spanish Endesa.

With extensive experience in Infrastructure, O&G and Power projects, Marcelo has a deep understanding of the Latin America markets and business environment, having been closely involved in many transactions and strategic initiatives (business integrations, turnarounds, restructurings and growth) in the region during the last 12 years. He is Brazilian born and also an Italian citizen.

He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and a MBA with major in Corporate Finance and Energy, with extensive executive development training including University of Chicago Booth School of Business (US), SDA Bocconi (Italy) and IESE Business School (Spain). He brings to our team a global business culture and an in-depth business experience of Latin America infrastructure and energy sectors.

Rubens Benevides

Partner
Head of Infrastructure Latin America

Activities

Acquisitions, Investments, Financial Advisory

Industries

Infrastructure, Energy, Oil and Gas, Logistics

Rubens Benevides

Rubens is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience working in finance and business development for infrastructure and energy including roles as with large and medium infrastructure Groups in Brazil.

Extensive experience in Business and Financial Modelling, Project Finance, Export Credit Agencies (ECAs), Multilateral Agencies (MLAs), Divestitures, Mergers and Acquisition in Brazil, Latin America (e.g. Peru, Argentina) and Africa. He recently was part of various initiatives and M&A transactions in the infrastructure and power sectors in Brazil.

Rubens is Brazilian, and holds a Bachelor in Economics and MBA in Corporate Finance. He also brings to the our team strong experience in Private Public Partnership (PPPs) and Infrastructure.

Francois-David Ferec

Partner
Head of Shipping

Activities

Acquisitions, Investments, Financial Advisory

Industries

Shipping, Mining & Metals, Oil and Gas

Francois-David Ferec

Francois is a senior executive with 20 years experience working in shipping, logistics, and trading for global mining and petrochemical companies.

He has a successful carrier in different segments the shipping industry, and has lived in France, Brazil, UK, Singapore, Netherlands, USA, Portugal and Spain. His last role was the Head of Shipping for imports, exports and coastal of liquids and gas for Braskem, the largest Brazilian petrochemical company. Before that, he was the responsible for shipping intelligence with the mining giant Vale, and participated in significant shipping construction, chartering, operations, and financing projects.

Francois is a French citizen raised in Brazil. He holds a Bachelor in Business Management & Logistics (France), a Master degree in Shipping (UK), and a MBA (Brazil) with extensive market analysis and strategy including training at the COPPEAD (Brazil) and INSEAD (France). He brings to our team a global business experience and in-depth shipping experience.

Marcio Machado

Partner
Head of Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals Latin America

Activities

Acquisitions, Investments, Financial Advisory

Industries

Infrastructure, Energy, Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals

Marcio Machado

Marcio Machado has 20 years of professional experience in the areas of Business Development, M&A, Corporate Strategy, Business Planning, Marketing and Engineering. From his 20 years of experience, 15 of them were in managerial positions, including taking part of Board of Directors.

Marcio worked in some of the most important groups in Brazil, as Invepar S.A., Braskem, Renova Renewable Energy, Suzano Pulp and Paper and Ocyan. In the Engineering area, he has worked for Technip and Shlumberger acquiring international professional experience.

He graduated Chemical Engineer, has an MBA in Oil & Gas businesses and took part of Advanced Management programs. He is known for his skills in Business Development and M&A, being responsible for closing relevant transactions, adding up R$ 20 billion in equity value.

Andrea Azeredo

Partner
Head of Structured & Project Financing LATAM

Activities

Acquisitions, Investments, Financial Advisory

Industries

Energy, Infrastructure, Mining & Metals

Andrea Azeredo

Andrea is a financial executive with over 20 years of experience, having worked in large companies and international financial institutions. She has experience in leading large teams and complex transactions, such as: preparation and execution of IPO in Brazil and NYSE, M&A, Exchange Offer, Liability Management, Debt
Renegotiation and Structuring, Project Finance and Concessions & PPPs.

Andrea has extensive exposure to local and international banks, including BNDES, multilateral and export credit agencies, as well as to the infrastructure, oil and gas and power sectors, among others.

Economist from UFRJ, with a master's degree in Business Administration from COPPEAD-UFRJ and a postgraduate certificate from Columbia Business School.

Erik Sardain

Partner
Head of Marketing Services

Activities

Marketing Services

Industries

Mining & Metals, Energy, Infrastructure

Erik Sardain

Erik is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience acquired in the commodity space, with managerial positions in the finance and the mining & metals industries.

His most recent corporate experience is with mining giant BHP in Singapore, where he was heading the global marketing research and analysis for iron ore. Prior to joining BHP, Erik worked as Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager for major financial institutions in Europe, Asia and North America, with a focus on mining & metals, chemicals, oil & gas and industrials. Erik spent more than fifteen years in Asia and has been involved in many projects in China, India and Southeast Asia.

He is a Canadian, Swiss and French citizen. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) and a Masters Degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies of Geneva (Switzerland). He brings to our team a global industry knowledge, combining corporate and financial perspectives.

Maxim Holcroft

Partner
Head of Business Development Asia-Pacific

Activities

Commercial Solutions, Business Development

Industries

Energy, Mining & Metals, Infrastructure

Maxim Holcroft

Maxim is a senior executive with vast international experience in business development, sales & marketing, strategy, planning, and general management. Dedicated to identifying and reacting to growth opportunities in multiple industries, with a pedigree from the Australian Military, and a proven record of success in business development and operational management. Max leverages practical experience gained from government and private industry to develop initiatives and solutions aligned with business and reputational priorities.

He has extensive networks and connections in investment firms, family offices, private equity and funds globally. He is Russian born and also an Australian citizen. He holds a Bachelor in Arts, with extensive executive development training including the Royal Military College (Duntroon), with post graduate qualifications in Integrated Risk Management and Operations.

Maxim brings to our team a commercial understanding of complex solutions and applications in the Energy, Mining & Metals and Infrastructure sector.

Marcelo Matos

Strategic Advisor
Mining & Metals Asia-Pacific

Activities

Acquisitions, Divestitures, Transaction Advisory, Commercial Solutions

Industries

Mining & Metals, Energy, Infrastructure

Marcelo Matos

Marcelo is a senior executive with over 20 years experience in international business in areas such as business development, mergers and acquisitions, marketing and sales, strategic planning, and project development.

He has a long and successful career in the mining and metals sector, and has lived in Brazil, China, Singapore and Australia. He is currently the Chief Commercial Officer for M Resources, a Brisbane based company involved in investments, marketing, and trading with focus on metallurgical coal. He has also had a long career with diversified mining giant Vale, and his last role with the company was as global Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer for one of the commodity product groups, and was also the Managing Director and Country Manager of their Australia group of companies, responsible for operations and projects in the Queensland and New South Wales.

Marcelo is Brazilian born and also an Australian citizen. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (Hons) and a MBA with major in Corporate Finance, with extensive executive leadership development training including in MIT (Boston) and in IMD (Lausanne). He brings to our team a wealth of international and cross-cultural business experience.

Raul Pinho

Strategic Advisor
Water & Sanitation Latam

Activities

Acquisitions, Divestitures, Transaction Advisory

Industries

Infrastructure, Water & Sanitation

Raul Pinho

Raul is a senior executive with more than 30 years of experience, having worked in national and multinational companies in the industrial and infrastructure sectors, occupaying C-Level positions in management, planning, strategy, engineering and business development. He has been involved in several port and sanitation projects in Brazil, South and Central America and Middle East.

Tested in different management structures, he is founder and former CEO of Trata Brasil and ABCON.

Civil Engineer from PUC-RJ, with a master's degree in Business Administration from COPPEAD-UFRJ and post-graduate from COPPETEC-UFRJ.