Creating an impact investing ecosystem
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
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.
Rodrigo Simões - Partner
Rodrigo Simoes joined Bravia as a partner in December 2010 and is currently leading the Operations, Finance and Compliance. Prior to Bravia, Rodrigo was the founding partner of Guepardo Investimentos, where he was the CFO for 10 years, and before that treasurer at Radio e Televisao Bandeirantes (TV broadcasting)
Carios Leão - Co-CEO - Odontoclinic
Carlos is one of the founding partners of Bravia Capital and member of the Investment Committee. Currently is the CEO of Odontoclinic. Before, Carlos has worked for more than 12 years in PE & VC industries, holding senior positions in Bank of America and Semco Group, where he was responsible for the development of new ventures. Carlos was also a founding partner and Executive Director at Brenco and Geodex. He begun his career at the investment banking divisions of Patrimonio and Banco Pactual in Brazil. Carlos graduated in Business Administration from the FGV
Roberto Junqueira - Co-CEO - Odontoclinic
Roberto is one of the founding partners of Bravia Capital and member of the Investment Committee. He was member of the board of Directors of Tarpon Investment Group and Copasa, and currently holds the same position at Odontoclinic. From 2005 to 2009. Roberto worked for Tarpon as an investment officer, managing director and after as CFO of Direcional Engenharia, a Tarpon portfolio company. Bachelor in Business Administration at FGV, concludedthe Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School
Ricardo Costa- CEO - GD Solar
Founded Service Energy, an energy trading company, in 1999. He is a specialist in strategic planning, energy buy & sale, energy generation projects implementation and energy regulatory framework for large clients, such as, Telefonica, Oi, Claro, CMPC and others, which together generate energy purchase contracts in the order of R$ 3.6 billion/year. Ricardo also coordinated the construction of three SHP's (Small Hydro Plants) property of Service Energy, and took part of Ministry of Mines and Energy commissions for the modeling of incentivized energy rules. Before acting in the energy sector, Ricardo founded Algraph, an engineering company dedicated to industrial, corporate and infrastructure projects. Ricardo majored in civil engineering by Escola Politécnica de São Paulo (USP)