Jonathan Mendes de Oliveira’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, especially capital markets, financing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Jonathan joined the firm in May 2011, became counsel in 2020, and became a partner in 2024. From May 2011 to November 2011, and from January 2016 to July 2018, he was resident in the firm’s New York office.

Notable Experiences

  • Vale in (i) numerous SEC-registered global bond offerings and liability management transactions involving over $15 billion of debt, (ii) the exchange offer for eliminating its dual class share structure, and (iii) the R$11.4 billion secondary offering of participating debentures by BNDES.

  • Suzano in the $15 billion acquisition of Fibria, creating the world’s largest wood pulp producer, and in the $9.2 billion acquisition financing for the acquisition of Fibria.

  • Inter & Co. in its SEC-registered corporate reorganization, including redomiciliation to Cayman, listing of common shares on Nasdaq, and delisting from B3. 

  • Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) in its privatization, involving a R$5.2 billion global offering, including an SEC-registered offering in the United States. 

  • Seacrest Petroleo in its $236 million IPO and listing in the Oslo Stock Exchange and concurrent $300 million secured acquisition financing in connection with the acquisition of the Norte Capixaba oil fields and maritime terminal from Petrobras.

  • An ad hoc group of bondholders in connection with the restructuring of Odebrecht Oil & Gas and its project companies, representing over $4.8 billion in consolidated debt.

  • Issuers and underwriters in various SEC-registered and Rule 144A/Reg S IPOs and follow-on equity offerings, including CI&T’s $195 million IPO and NYSE listing, Eneva’s R$4.2 billion offering, Equatorial Energia’s R$2.78 billion offering, Banco Inter’s R$5.5 billion offering, Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio’s (CBA) R$1.4 billion offering, Infracommerce’s R$870 million offering, Banco do Brasil’s R$5.8 billion offering, Petz’s R$720 million offerings, Focus Energia’s R$773 million offering, and Biotoscana’s R$1.2 billion offering.  

  • Issuers and underwriters in various SEC-registered and Rule 144A/Reg S bond offerings, including sustainability-linked notes offerings and bonds issued by the Federative Republic of Brazil, BNDES – Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social, and Suzano S.A.

  • General Mills in its R$1.75 billion acquisition of Yoki Alimentos, involving the assumption of R$200 million of outstanding debt.

  • Ambev and Quilmes in connection with the perpetual license of Budweiser in Argentina and, separately, Quilmes in its acquisition of Cervecería Isenbeck.

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