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Who we are
We are an independent firm, with no formal links with financial institutions, created by former investment banking executives with profound knowledge of Oil & Gas, Energy, Renewable, Logistics, Water & Sewage and PPP sectors.
Our corporate values, proven throughout our careers, are: Ethics, Professionalism, Teamwork, Excellence and Transparency.
Our work philosophy is entirely grounded in long-term relationships. Our success is measured by the satisfaction of our clients and the best metric of advisory value is longevity of relationships we cultivate over the years.
Our extensive experience in the origination, structuring and execution of various financial solutions developed for infrastructure projects can be highlighted by the rapid implementation, applicability and innovation
Why Lakeshore Partners
History of Successful Transactions and Relationships
The Lakeshore team has led the main Brazilian infrastructure related transactions over the last 15 years, with proven track record and successful experiences in several industries (Oil & Gas, Power, Renewables, Logistics and PPPs).
Marlim, Nova Marlim, Novatrans, Brasil PCH, Via Quatro, SIIF and Renova are examples of successful financial structures that have become benchmark in the sector.
Our clients’ long term relationships are our key credentials
Luiz Reis is a founding partner of Lakeshore Partners and has 25 years of experience in Infrastructure and Structured Finance. Previously, between 2010 and 2011, Luiz was Head of Corporate & Investment Banking at Banco Santander in Brazil; Managing Director of Banco ABN AMRO Real, from 2006 to 2008, an institution he joined in 1991 and held several positions in the origination and execution of Corporate & Investment Banking transactions.
Academic Background: Luiz Reis has a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Brasilia and an MBA from the JL Kellogg School of Management.
Mr. Leme is one of the founding partners at Lakeshore Partners. He has more than 21 years of experience advising clients in Project Financing and M&A, within the infrastructure sectors. Mr. Leme began his career at ABN AMRO´s Investment Banking Group, back in 1996. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Leme worked at ABN AMRO North America´s Power and Utilities Group. From 2004 until 2011, Mr. Leme has been responsible for client coverage and origination within the Power Industry at Banco Real, and later Banco Santander.
Academic Background: Mr. Guilherme Leme holds a Bachelor degree in B.A. from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.
Fabio Kono has been a founding partner of Lakeshore Partners since 2011. Previously, between 2005 and 2011, Fabio worked in the Project Finance areas of Santander, Standard Bank and ABN AMRO, in which he had an active participation in several energy projects.
Formation: Fabio Kono he holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration from the Faculty of Economics, Administration and Accounting of the University of São Paulo (FEA-USP).
Márcio Carneiro, Partner at Lakeshore, began his career in the Petrochemical Industry where from 1986 to 1993 he worked for Petrobras, Dow Chemical , Rhodia, and Shell Brasil. In 1995 began his career in the Financial Market working for Unibanco, Rothschild, ABN AMRO, and Santander in Corporate and Investment Banking areas. Márcio participated in various relevant transactions in capital markets, M&A, and privatizations.
Academic Background: Marcio Carneiro holds a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering form FEI – Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial, an MBA from The University of Pittsburgh, and a senior MBA from IBMEC.
Our Focus: Infrastructure in Brazil
Oil & Gas
Water & Sewage
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