Mubadala Capital’s Brazil business has been active since 2011 and has built a diversified portfolio of private and public assets through the completion of a number of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, corporate carve-outs, bankruptcy workouts and other types of special situations. The Brazil team is comprised of investment professionals based in Abu Dhabi, New York and Rio de Janeiro.

Investment Approach

Mubadala Capital’s Brazil team employs an active investment approach, strategically designed to take advantage of attractive investment opportunities, while capitalizing on the team’s unique experience in the local Brazilian market.

The investment strategy is anchored around the following key principles: 

  • Use of a value-oriented investment strategy that focuses on financial improvements and value creation. 
  • Emphasis on special situation investments across the capital structure, driven by financial strain, distress or complex situations.
  • Utilization of a contrarian approach that allows for attractive entry prices. 

Portfolio Overview

Mubadala Capital’s Brazil team manages capital for Mubadala and third-party investors with total investments in excess of U.S. $2 billion.

Typical Investment Parameters


Sector agnostic as transaction characteristics rather than sector focus drive investment decisions.

Geographic Focus

Primarily focused on Brazil; may opportunistically invest across Latin America.

Investment Size

U.S. $50-250 million with the flexibility to pursue transactions outside of the targeted range with co-investors and across the capital structure (equity, debt, mezzanine).

Transaction Type

Typically control or co-control positions, although in cases of debt or structured investments, contractual “control rights” may be utilized.

Ownership / Governance Model

Active portfolio management approach with direct involvement at the board level and below to help drive strategy and value creation.

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