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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, New York 10036

Gabriel Silva

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • DigitalBridge and its portfolio companies on multiple digital infrastructure transactions, including acquisitions (e.g., Vertical Bridge, Celona, Netomnia, Next Generation Data, Wildstone, Etix Everywhere, Mundo, BTS Towers, Scala Data Centers, Algar data center, Highline, Oi’s tower portfolio, Phoenix Tower do Brasil, Torres Unidas, and others), divestments (e.g., Etix Everywhere Borealis, Ngoya Etix DC, Etix Everywhere Maroc, and edge data centers in Belgium, France and Colombia, and others), and joint ventures (e.g., GD Towers, Vantage Europe, and others)

  • Swiss Life Asset Management and EDF Invest in the $1.2 billion acquisition of a 27% interest in DataBank, the largest edge infrastructure operator in the U.S.

  • Represented Data Foundry, Inc., a carrier-neutral colocation and data center provider, in its $420 million sale to Switch, Inc.

  • Goldman Sachs on multiple equity investments, including Elea Digital (an enterprise data center operator), Contabilizei (a financial back-office platform) and Diesco (a plastic packaging manufacturing)

  • Owens-Illinois on the sale of Cristar Tabletop, a leading glass tableware company in the Andean region, to Nardir Figueiredo, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital

  • 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 multiple divestments (e.g., $562 million sale of the Pasadena Refinery to Chevron, $1.5 billion sale of Nigerian assets to African Oil Corp, $61.7 million sale of distribution business in Uruguay to DISA) and other transactions (e.g., $1.1 billion joint venture with Murphy in the Gulf of Mexico)

  • Scala Data Centers on the public offering and issuance of Brazilian Reais denominated local bonds (debentures) in the amount of R$1 billion (approx. US$200 million); the bonds were subscribed for by Bradesco, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Scotiabank and JP Morgan

  • Highline on the public offering and issuance of Brazilian Reais denominated local bonds (debentures) in the amount of R$1.6 billion (approx. US$310 million); the bonds were subscribed for by Bradesco, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Scotiabank, Credit Agricole, MUFG and BR Partners

  • 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 and 2023
  • Chambers Global, Corporate: M&A (Latin America) “Up and Coming,” 2021 and 2022
  • Legal 500 Latin America, Corporate and M&A, “Next Generation Lawyer,” 2022; Projects and Energy, 2022
  • Legal 500 U.S., M&A/Corporate & Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts, 2022
  • Selected to the New York Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2022
  • New York
  • Brazil
  • Portuguese (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Fluent)