Senior level attention to every aspect of each transaction
Virtus BR Partners is a leading independent investment banking firm in Brazil. Founded by Eleazar de Carvalho Filho, one of the most respected banking professionals in Brazil, Virtus BR Partners is focused on providing tailored financial advice for complex transactions.
Our goal is to dedicate senior level attention to every aspect of each transaction. Virtus BR has a team of experienced professionals with a diversified background, who share the same vision about providing the best advice to the clients.
The most talented professionals
Virtus BR Partners is structured as a partnership, which allows us to attract, retain and reward the most talented professionals. Nevertheless, although Virtus BR Partners embraces a meritocracy based compensation model, we measure our performance not by short-term results, but by the long-standing relationships with our clients.
In closed transactions
Meet the Professionals
Mr. Carvalho Filho is the CEO and Founding Partner of Virtus BR Partners. Prior to founding Virtus BR Partners, Mr. Carvalho Filho was the Managing Partner and CEO of Unibanco Banco de Investimento (the Investment Banking arm of Unibanco, a leading Brazilian bank that merged with Banco Itaú in 2009), CEO of BNDES (the Brazilian Development Bank, which currently has over US$330 billion in assets) and CEO of UBS Brazil. He was also Head of the Corporate Finance Division at Banco Garantia in Rio de Janeiro (which was later acquired by Credit Suisse), Director and Treasurer at Alcoa – Brazil and Managing Director of the International Division at Crefisul (Citigroup – Brazil). Mr. Carvalho Filho is a former board member of Petrobras, Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, Eletrobras, Alpargatas, amongst others, and former Chairman of BHP Billiton – Brazil. Mr. Carvalho Filho holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from New York University and a M.A. degree in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University.