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.

Rodrigo Fernandes Arena
Rodrigo Arena is a partner and director of M&A at Arsenal.
Mr. Arena worked as a buy side analyst at Black River Asset Management, in São Paulo. He also worked as a consultant at Telefónica Strategic Planning Department, in São Paulo and Madrid offices. Prior to joining Telefónica, Mr. Arena worked as an analyst at the Corporate Finance team of BES Investimento in São Paulo office.

Mr. Arena holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo.
Pedro Ica
Mr Ica is a partner and director at Arsenal. Mr Ica was a Director at Polishop. Prior to joining Polishop, he was a founding partner at Vega Partners, M&A boutique based in São Paulo and, prior to Vega Partners, Pedro was a partner at São Paulo Investments, responsible for origination of M&A mandates in the Southeast region of Brazil. Between 2011 and 2012, he worked at G5 Advisors having been responsible for the Asset Management commercial area. From 2008 to 2010, he served as chief executive of the commercial area of Cianê. From 2004 to 2007, he worked as customer relationship agent at Africa Advertising agency.
Pedro holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado.
Hugo Safraider
Hugo worked in Investment Banking at JP Morgan. He also worked in the tax department at Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra law firm.

Mr. Safraider holds BS degrees in Business Administration and Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo.
Felipe Tadini
Felipe worked at TBG Investimentos, one of the first Search Funds in Brazil. He also worked at Dr. Consulta, one of the largest healthtechs in Latin America, as part of the finance and expansion team.
Mr. Tadini holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia and a graduate degree in Finance from Insper.
Helena Altenfelder
Helena worked in consulting at Roland Berger, in the development and execution of strategic projects in several industries. Helena also worked at Morgan Stanley in the Equity Research team

Ms. Altenfelder holds BS degrees in Business Administration, with honors, and Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo
Patricia Barbosa
Patricia Barbosa is a partner at Arsenal. Mrs. Barbosa is responsible for the administration and finance areas.
Mrs. Barbosa worked at Multiplic Bank for the Financial Control, Strategic Planning and Management Information Systems department. She also worked at Pontual Bank for the Corporate Finance, Leasing and Financial Services department and at Bradesco Bank for the Credit department.

Patricia holds a BS degree in Business Administration and an MBA degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo.


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