Venture Capital is one of the firm’s main areas of expertise, with partners having more than 10 years of experience in the venture capital industry. We act for both investors and startups.
For investors, whether angel investors, domestic or foreign investment funds, or large corporations (corporate ventures), our services include investment structuring; the establishment of Private Equity Funds (FIPs), Mutual Funds for Investment in Emerging Companies (FMIEEs); due diligence and legal risk analysis; and regulation by the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM) and Central Bank of Brazil (Bacen); as well as the preparation of documents related to the investments themselves, such as term sheets, investment agreements, shareholders’ agreements, and call option agreements.
We are members of the Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association – ABVCAP and participate in the main discussions for the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country.
Recently regulated, we started to act with great interest in Equity Crowdfunding by sponsoring events and contributing to the expansion of this sector in Brazil.
On the side of startups we advise our clients on the legal feasibility of projects; in reducing legal risks so that they become more attractive for investment; in raising funds before national and foreign investors; and in monitoring the entire investment process, from the protection of intellectual property and structuring the corporate part, to the analysis of each investment opportunity.