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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

  • DigitalBridge Investment Management on multiple digital infrastructure transactions, including its acquisition of a controlling stake in Vertical Bridge Holdings, the largest private owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure in the U.S.; 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 DigitalBridge Investment Management and PSP, on the establishment of its European platform; acquisitions of Etix Everywhere and Next Generation Data; and divestment of non-hyperscale data center assets in Europe, Africa and Latin America

  • 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

Credentials

  • 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 Latin American, Corporate/M&A, 2022
  • Chambers Global, Corporate: M&A (Latin America) “Up and Coming,” 2021
  • Legal 500 Latin America, Corporate and M&A, “Next Generation Lawyer,” 2022; Projects and Energy, 2022
  • New York
  • Brazil
  • Portuguese (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Fluent)