ARSENAL PROVIDES INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES DRIVEN BY EXCELLENCE IN EXECUTION
Arsenal is an independent financial and strategic advisory firm dedicated to Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and Financial Restructuring, focused on client satisfaction and long-term relationship
Since its foundation in 2001, Arsenal has completed over 50 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of R$ 45 billion
Arsenal has direct access to both strategic investors – across a broad universe of industries – and financial investors such as Hedge Funds, Private Equities and Family Offices
We offer senior advice regardless of the size and object of the transaction. Our team is highly qualified and has extensive market experience and our lean structure grants agility in the decision-making process
Focus on the client, providing senior advice and full commitment to its objectives
Independent advisory services, full alignment with client interests and entrepreneurial orientation
Senior banker attention, with proven experience and track record in their areas
Emphasis on creating long term, close and trustworthy relationships with clients
Structuring of differentiated equity and debt products in both domestic and international markets
Partnership model dedicated to attract and retain the best professionals in the market, focused on results and long-term value creation
Lean structure and agility in the decision-making process
José Eduardo de Lacerda Soares
José Eduardo de Lacerda is CEO and founding partner at Arsenal.
Mr. Lacerda was head of execution at Credit Suisse First Boston investment banking group in Brazil, being responsible for coordinating and overseeing the bank’s investment banking transactions in the country. Mr. Lacerda has spent his entire career in the investment banking industry and participated in a variety of transactions. Mr. Lacerda was a former executive of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Banco de Investimentos Garantia and JPMorgan.
Mr. Lacerda was a board member of Metodo Engenharia, TAM Linhas Aéreas, Cromex S/A., Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional – CSN, Vicunha Têxtil S.A., Elizabeth S.A. – Indústria Têxil, Vicunha Participações S.A. and Vicunha Steel S.A.
Mr. Lacerda holds a BS degree in Finance from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and an MBA degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Pedro Paulo de Campos
Pedro Paulo de Campos is a partner and director at Arsenal.
With over 30 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. Mr. Campos was a partner at Patria Investimentos, founding partner at Angra Partners, managing director at Citigroup Latin America and president at GE Capital Latin America. Mr. Campos also worked in other international institution such as JP Morgan and Oppenheimer & Co.
Throughout his career, Mr. Campos has participated as a board member of several companies such as Brasil Telecom, Petropar, Telemig Participações, Impacta, Nova Agri, Gedako, Latasa, among others, and non-profit organizations such as American Graded School SP and SOS Villages Brazil.
Mr. Campos holds bachelor degrees in Engineering and Business Management from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.