Pinheiro Neto Advogados has helped a fund controlled by global private equity investor Advent buy a minority interest in online financial technology company Easynvest.
Advent purchased the stake through holding company Nyx, which is controlled by Advent-managed funds.
Easynvest is thought to have worked with Brazilian firm Velloza & Girotto Advogados Associados, but this was not confirmed. The deal was announced on 8 March. Financial terms of the sale, which is subject to approval from the Central Bank of Brazil, were not disclosed.
Easynvest was founded in 1968 and is one of Brazil's largest digital investment marketplaces. Using the platform, customers can invest in a wide range of financial instruments, including government bonds, fixed-income securities and mutual funds, as well as trade in equities, options and futures.
Counsel to Nyx
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Partners Bruno Balduccini and Fernando Mirandez Del Nero Gomes, and associates Raphael Palmieri Salomão, Fernando Barbosa Rubin and Marcelo Junqueira de Mello