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Gabriel Silva
Gabriel Silva
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Gabriel Silva

Gabriel Silva
New York

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
32nd Floor
New York, NY 10036

Gabriel Silva

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Digital Colony Partners on multiple digital infrastructure transactions, including its establishment of Scala Data Centers, a Latin American hyperscale data center platform headquartered in Brazil through the acquisition of assets from UOL Diveo, and its acquisitions of Highline, an independent telecom infrastructure solutions provider in Brazil, and Andean Telecom Partners, an owner and operator of wireless communication infrastructure in the Andean region

  • Vantage Data Centers, supported by a consortium including Digital Colony Partners and PSP, on the establishment of its European platform and acquisitions of Etix Everywhere and Next Generation Data

  • Marfrig on the $2.4 billion sale of its U.S. and Asia chicken business Keystone to Tyson Foods and on the $969 million acquisition of a 51% interest in the U.S. beef processor National Beef

  • Petrobras on the $562 million sale of its U.S. refinery Pasadena to Chevron, on the $1.1 billion joint venture with Murphy Oil to exploit oil producing assets in the U.S., and on the $1.53 billion sale of its 50% interest in a Nigerian oil business

  • China Merchants Port on the $925 million acquisition of a 90% interest in TCP, Brazil’s second largest container terminal, and subsequent sale of a 22.5% stake in TCP to China Portugal Cooperation Development Fund and the China-LAC Cooperation Fund, as well as follow-on acquisition of an additional 10% stake in TCP from local Brazilian shareholders

  • BR Distribuidora, as issuer, and Petrobras, as selling shareholder, on the $9.6 billion offering and sale by Petrobras of common shares in BR Distribuidora (the first privatization of a Brazilian state-owned company through the capital markets and the largest follow on in Brazil since 2010)

  • Marfrig on a $3 billion primary and secondary offering of common shares, as well as several offerings of senior notes totaling over US$5bn and several cash tender offer for the acquisition of outstanding notes totaling over $2 billion

  • Abengoa Yield on the $327 million registered secondary public offering of 10,580,000 ordinary shares in the United States

  • The underwriters on several offerings of senior notes by Suzano totaling approximately $4 billion

  • The Rohatyn Group and other private equity funds on a U.S. dollar denominated senior secured term loan to the IT services provider Cimcorp for the acquisition of Resource group

  • The Bank of Nova Scotia, BNP Paribas, JPMorgan and Mizuho, as lenders, in connection with a $300 million Revolving Loan Facility and a $200 million Term Loan Facility to Raizen

  • The lenders on a $500 million export prepayment revolving credit facility and two $750 million export prepayment term loan facilities to Suzano


  • Columbia Law School, LL.M., 2014 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
  • Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Post Graduate Certificate in Corporate Law, 2011
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP), Bachelor’s Degree, Law, 2008
  • Judicial clerk to Justice Maria Ines Moura, Labor Court of Appeals, São Paulo, Brazil, 2005-2007
  • Chambers Global, Corporate: M&A (Latin America) “Up and Coming,” 2021
  • New York
  • Brazil
  • Portuguese (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Fluent)