Overview

Thiago Coimbra is an associate in the Corporate & M&A practice of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown in the São Paulo office. In addition to experience in complex M&As, private equity and joint ventures, his practice also includes financing, commercial contracts and legal advice on numerous corporate matters for publicly and privately held entities.

Spoken Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish

Experience

  • Representing the shareholder who holds the shared control of a Brazilian company, operating in the sector of highway concessions (Target), as part of an cross-border M&A transaction, which may result in the formation of one of the largest Italian infrastructure conglomerates, which will hold 100% of the common shares currently held by the controlling shareholder of the Target. The transaction structure is yet to be defined, but may include mergers between Brazilian and Italian companies (ongoing);
  • Represented Synergy Group, the controlling shareholder of OceanAir Linhas Aéreas S.A (Avianca Brazil), in a cross-border transaction involving a US$456 million loan granted by United Airlines, Inc., to a subsidiary of Synergy for debt restructuring. The negotiation of the transaction, which involved four offices of Mayer Brown (New York, Chicago, Washington DC and Sao Paulo) and attorneys in Panama and Colombia, lasted for over two years and included several guarantees (including the pledge of Avianca Holdings' shares, a Panamanian company with shares listed in the stock exchanges of New York and Colombia), corporate reorganizations and several ancillary contracts to ensure the repayment of the loan (2018);
  • Represented Sforza Group and Carlos Wizard in a cross-border transaction involving the acquisition of 21.8% of the capital stock of Alpargatas S.A.I.C., an Argentinian company controlled by Alpargatas S.A. and owner of the "Topper" brand in Argentina and several other countries. The transaction also included a put and a call option in relation to the entire capital stock of Alpargatas S.A.I.C. and a corporate reorganization to segregate assets and liabilities not related to Topper (2018);
  • Represented the controlling shareholders of Instituto de Ensino Superior do Piauí Ltda. (Uninovafapi), a university located in the State of Piauí with more than 7 thousand students and annual revenue of R$110 million, in a transaction that comprised the sale of 80% of the capital stock of Uninovafapi to Crescera Investimentos (Bozano Investimentos) (2018);
  • Represented Publicis Groupe S.A. in the acquisition, through PBC Comunicação Ltda., of the totality of the capital stock of One Digital Propaganda e Publicidade Ltda., a data-driven agency focused on business performance and creativity based in São Paulo, in a transaction that also contemplated an earnout structure (2018);
  • Represented an investment fund with more than R$3 billion of assets under management in the attempt to enter into a joint venture with other investors to acquire the operations of Starbucks in Brazil (2018);
  • Represented CCR Group in several corporate and regulatory (Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil - CVM) matters, including the drafting of corporate documents and consultations with CVM (2018);
  • Represented Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL in numerous corporate and regulatory (Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil - CVM) matters, including the drafting of memoranda, corporate documents and responses to CVM’s official letters (2018-2017);
  • Represented OceanAir Linhas Aéreas S.A. (Avianca Brasil) in a short-term loan granted by United Airlines, Inc., in the total amount of US$25 million (2017);
  • Represented Laureate in a domestic financing of R$360 million granted by Banco do Brasil for the purpose of repayment of debts with the former owners of FMU (Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas). The transaction comprised the draft and negotiation of the loan (CCB) and guarantees (Credit Rights Fiduciary Assignment and Mortgage), among other ancillary documents (2017);
  • Represented a US company that provides services of aerial imagery for agriculture in the drafting of contracts for the importation of imagery equipment, distribution and services of aircraft pilots, in the commencement of its activities in Brazil (2017);
  • Represented Laureate and its subsidiary Sociedade de Desenvolvimento Cultural do Amazonas Ltda. (Uninorte) in the anticipation of receivables from leased properties owned by Waldery Areosa Ferreira, WDL Investimento e Administradora de Imóveis Ltda. and Sistema Amazonense de Turismo Ltda. (2017);
  • Represented renewable energy companies Vital Renewable Energy Company, LLC. and Bom Sucesso Agroindústria Ltda. in receiving an investment by a stakeholder in the agribusiness sector, by means of a contribution of capital and assets in exchange for equity interest in the capital stock of the invested company, which resulted in a R$127 million investment and the formation of a joint venture in a total valuation of R$254 million (2017);
  • Represented Espaço Laser, leading company in the Brazilian laser hair removal market, and its controlling shareholders, in a transaction that comprised investments made by the international investment fund Catterton Latin America Management Co., L.L.C. (2016);
  • Represented one of the controlling shareholders of Empresa Brasileira de Comercialização de Ingressos S.A. (Ingresso Rápido), one of the leading companies in the sector of ticket distribution in Brazil, in the sale of its stake in the company (2016).

Education

Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent)

Admissions

  • Brazil