Partners

Estáter was founded in 2003 by four executives with ample previous experience and who are responsible for managing the business. In addition to the founding partners, today we count on three additional executive partners.

PÉRCIO FREIRE RODRIGUES DE SOUZA

With a Civil Engineering degree from UFPR, he started his career in Citibank’s Corporate area in 1984. In 1992, he went to BBA where he became a Director and responsible for the Capital Market and M&A areas, as well as the institution’s securities brokerage firm. Pércio joined Estáter as a founding partner in January 2003.

ANDRÉ FERREIRA MARTINS ASSUMPÇÃO

With a Law degree from University of São Paulo and a Public Administration degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, André was a partner at BBA Creditanstalt where, from 1998 to 2002, he was responsible for the institution’s Underwriting area. He joined Estáter as a founding partner in January 2003.

ELEONORA ANTICI RODRIGUES DE SOUZA

With a Business Administration degree from Universidade Candido Mendes, she worked at Banco Icatu from 1993 to 1999 where she became a partner and responsible for the institution’s International area. In 1999, Eleonora went to BBA where she became president of the securities brokerage firm and Broker Dealer in New York, coordinating the distribution fixed income and equity products. She joined Estáter as a founding partner in January 2003

GUSTAVO DE OLIVEIRA LIMA

With a Law degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, he worked eight years at BBA Creditanstalt, where he was a Lawyer responsible for the Capital Market and M&A areas, as well as for supervising the brokerage firm BBA Icatu Securities Inc.’s legal department in New York. In June 2000 was named Director of BBA CTVM. Prior to working in the financial market, Gustavo worked four years at law firm Demarest & Almeida. He joined Estáter as a founding partner in January 2003.

MARCELO FONTÃO ZAGO

Marcelo holds a business administration degree from FGV/SP. He joined Estáter in 2004, as a trainee, and acts in the M&A area since then, becoming partner in 2013.

PAULO TEIXEIRA MENDES GOUTHIER SANTOS

Obtained a Business Administration degree in 1996 and a Masters degree in Finance from Insper (formerly IBMEC SP). He began his career at Banco Icatu in 1996 working in several areas, with particular focus on the institutional clients brokerage desk. In 1999 he joined Banco BBA, after it acquired Icatu CTVM, where he served in the distribution of equity and equity-linked products. He joined Estáter in June 2003 and became a partner in 2006.

WALDEMAR DE OLIVEIRA BATTIFERRO JÚNIOR

With a Business Administration degree from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado and a Master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he worked 12 years in the Treasury area at Citibank and Unibanco where, until 2000, was the fixed Income Head Trader for the local market. Between 2000 and 2004, Waldemar was Chief Investment Strategist at Unibanco Private Bank, having then joined Estáter as Head Treasurer.