Mr. Steagall is a partner of 44 Capital. With just under 25 years of experience within the financial markets, Mr. Steagall developed significant expertise in corporate finance advisory, relationship management with domestic and multinational clients and foreign investors, management of the most diverse and complex M&A and capital markets transactions. Mr. Steagall started his career at Trevisan Auditores e Consultores as an auditor and business valuation expert, where he participated in key transactions in the Brazilian Privatization Program. He was manager of the M&A division at Banco Fator, where he originated and executed approximately US$ 6 billion in transactions. He then took over coverage and execution responsibilities at Morgan Stanley, first in New York and then in São Paulo, where he originated and executed a significant number of M&A, fixed income, structured and equity transactions, in both his coverage sectors as well as real estate, services and other sectors in Brazil and in other countries in Latin America. Prior to 44Capital, Mr. Steagall was a partner of a dedicated distressed assets fund. He was an audit committee member for Net Serviços S.A., the largest cable TV provider in Latin America. He holds a BS. in Business Administration from PUC-São Paulo and holds an MBA in General Management from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Ms. Almeida has provided investment banking and financial advisory services to companies in Latin America for over 25 years. Over the course of her international financial career, Ms. Almeida has worked with governments, companies and family-owned businesses in the Emerging Markets in the development of capital markets products, structured finance and restructurings. She also executed M&A transactions for clients throughout Latin America. Ms. Almeida worked for Wasserstein Perella and Violy&Co. in New York, and in Brazil she most recently worked as a principal investor in a fund dedicated to investments in real assets. She also worked in project finance for a large construction conglomerate in Brazil. She started her career as University Professor of Engineering and Computational Mechanics at Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil. Ms. Almeida is a Civil Engineering graduate of Universidade Federal do Paraná and holds a Master’s and an Engineer’s Degree in Engineering from Stanford University.
Mr. Ruiz began his career at Osram Sylvania Inc. in 1998 in international trade markets. From 99-02 he was part of Bradesco BBI and Bradesco Brokerage House as co-head of the legal department and head of structured transactions originating and executing more than 12 transactions such as delisting of public companies, initial public offerings, special auctions and bids of public concessions and privatizations. In 2003 he joined Interamericana Ltda., as a consultant, where he was responsible for the execution of financial restructurings and project designs for family offices. In 2004, he participated in the conception and original formation of Aggrego Consultores as a consultant and was responsible for the M&A, funding and business development projects for local and foreign clients. As a financial advisor, coordinated several transactions e.g. sale of Locomotiva (Alpargatas) to Brasfanta Group, acquisition of Serasa by Experian Plc., acquisition of Interactiva Brazil by Group IMI Plc. among other assignments. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from PUC-SP and a law degree from Universidade Mackenzie-SP.
Mr. Carvalho holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas. Prior to joining 44Capital, Mr. Carvalho worked in Deloitte’s Corporate Finance Advisory division in Brazil where he participated in the development of M&A transactions. Mr. Carvalho started his professional career at São Paulo Investments, a local investment banking boutique.