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Biography

Carlos Mello is a recognised specialist in M&A, corporate governance and private equity throughout Brazil. He has participated in major and complex transactions in Brazil and abroad, such as the acquisition of Almacenes Éxito by GPA,  combination of the Farmoquímica and Divcom businesses (Divcom holds the Imecap brand), sale of BRF’s dairy assets to Parmalat, the acquisition of Companhia Providência by a Blackstone funded company and the acquisition of Ipiranga by Ultrapar. Mello has also advised a number of pharmaceutical companies in a variety of M&A, private equity in commercial transactions in the past couple of years. 

Prior to opening Souza, Mello e Torres, Carlos headed the M&A practice of Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados where he stayed for over 20 years. His international experience includes working as an associate at Chadbourne & Parke LLP and at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, both in New York.

Practice areas: M&A, private equity, corporate governance and capital markets.

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