2000 - Chemhunter.com is founded

2001 - Chemhunter.com is sold to Grupo Panorama Brazil

2002 - Creation of Tarpon Investment

2006 - Tarpon enters Private Equity

2007 - Tarpon's IPO

2009 - Bravia is founded as a Partners' Capital Investments Company

2010 - Acquisition of OdontoClinic

2012 - Creation of OdontoImage

2015 - Acquisition of GD Solar

2016 - Bravia becomes 100% Impact Investments


Investment Approach

We look for companies that have:

- Commercially viable and scalable business model

- Potential for significant social and/or environmental impact

- Potential to reach and maintain financial sustainability

- A strong, entrepreneurial management team

- Capacity to generate quality employment opportunities

- Formally established operations


Bravia's team members share a passion for development and socially responsible investing, backed by extensive financial experience in Latin America Markets in both the private and public sectors.

Alvaro Schocair - Partner and CEO
Alvaro is a founding partner at Bravia Capital and the Portfolio Manager. Bachelor in Business Administration at FGV, has over 17 years of investment experience. Besides participating in the foundation of companies such as Tarpon Investment Group, Reebok Fitness and ChemHunter.com, Alvaro was part of the Board of Directors of Springs Global, Coteminas and Tarpon Investment Group.  Currently Alvaro is a board member of Odontoclinic and GD Solar.

Dan Shigenawa - Partner and Head of Business Development
Dan joined Bravia Capital in 2011 and currently is responsible for Business Development and member of the Investment Committee. Previously, he was Business Development Officer at Tarpon Investimentos and Board Member of Tarpon Investment Group. Dan also acted as VP at HSBC Investment Banking being responsible for M&A and ECM transactions, Consultant for Arthur Andersen and as an Equity Research analyst for Planibanc and Multiplic. Dan majored in Business Administration at FAAP and earned his MBA from Ibmec (Sao Paulo).

Raphael Romanini - Partner - Head of Operations
Raphael is a member of our team since 2013 and is currently in charge of our Operations, Risk and Control. Major in Foreign Affairs with an MBA degree at FGV-SP and several courses at the University of Cambridge, he has over 11 years of banking and financial market experience, including 7 years at Banco do Brasil on private and corporate banking, export and financial exchange trading offices.