IRVINE, Calif. and CURITIBA, Brazil, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunter Wise Financial Group, LLC, which recently was honored for "Deal of the Year" in three categories at the 10th Annual M&A Advisor Awards for its work with a client in Africa, is pleased to announce the creation of a partnership to pursue U.S./Brazilian Investment Banking opportunities with Open Point Partners, offices in Curitiba, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
The new agreement includes mergers and acquisitions, buy side and sell side transactions, corporate financings and strategic planning for mutual clients. Hunter Wise Managing Director Christopher Gayde, Irvine, California, will represent Hunter Wise in developing business transactions and Adeodato Netto, CEO, will represent Open Point Partners.
"Open Point Partners has a strong tradition of excellent M&A work, especially focused on family businesses, and an investment team with significant experience in business transactions. They have proven to be a solid link between the entrepreneurs who develop new companies and the investors interested in these entities. Like Hunter Wise, they emphasize the middle market and, just as Hunter Wise, they provide full support to clients in all levels of negotiations. We are very much looking forward to this partnership," Mr. Gayde said.
"The economy of Brazil is the largest among Latin American nations and among the ten top economies in the world. It is a fastest-growing major economy that should become one of the top five in future years," said Mr. Netto. "We are pleased with this opportunity to partner with an American company that has similar values and a track record of success that matches the work of Open Point Partners."
"This is our second affiliation with an investment banking firm in Brazil; the other is headquartered in Porto Alegre. We are looking for additional affiliations throughout South America," Mr. Gayde said.
"Hunter Wise is best among American firms in middle market mergers, acquisitions, corporate finance and other advisory services. We are looking forward to bringing this expertise to Brazil and looking forward to working with Open Point Partners as they continue to assist Brazilian companies identify acquisition targets in America and worldwide," said Fred Jager, Hunter Wise President. "With more than 40 experienced Managing Directors in 15 U.S. offices, we have the industry experience and the geographic coverage to help any potential client in North or South America."
About Hunter Wise Financial Group, LLC
Hunter Wise Financial Group, LLC, is a specialized investment bank providing the highest quality level of corporate financing, merger, acquisition, divestiture and advisory services. The Company's clients include small to medium-sized public companies, as well as selected middle market privately-held businesses. Hunter Wise has 15 offices in the U.S. and offices in Beijing and London.
Christopher Gayde, Managing Director
Hunter Wise Financial Group
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