Venture Capital Practice
Dear clients and business partners,
In light of the startup market’s development both in Brazil and around the world, and with entrepreneurs and investors gaining increased experience in the industry, Mattos Filho announces the launch of its new Venture Capital practice.
The practice will benefit from our full-service and cross-practice expertise to efficiently attend clients that work across all aspects of this industry. Featuring specialists with significant experience in material transactions in Brazil, our services encompass legal and strategic support for highly scalable startups. This includes structuring and implementing their MVPs and business plans, as well as investment and strategic exits.
We have extensive experience designing and implementing domestic and international investment structures for investors. As such, we advise some of Brazil’s most active venture capital funds in different industries on regulatory concerns. We also advise companies from different sectors and industries in their corporate venturing projects, including, among others, structuring innovation hubs and acceleration programs.
Recently, venture capital investments surpassed private equity investments in Brazil, reaching a record BRL 46.5 billion, according to a survey by the Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (ABVCAP), in partnership with KPMG. Brazil is already the largest venture capital market in Latin America; our specialists’ extensive expertise in the area makes them the ideal strategic partners for transactions within this innovative ecosystem.
Our new Venture Capital practice reinforces the importance we place on entrepreneurship for Brazil’s social and economic development. The formation of the practice coincides with efforts from the Legislative Branch – and certain regulators, such as the Brazilian Central Bank (BACEN) and the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) – to improve and modernize the Brazilian regulatory framework.
The multidisciplinary team behind Mattos Filho’s Venture Capital practice focuses on serving both investors and investees with the dynamism and agility that this industry requires, providing creative solutions that drive transformation and foster entrepreneurship.