About us

We provide fully independent and conflict free M&A advisory services with high standards of execution for local and international companies across a broad range of sectors. Always based on thorough research, our mission is to provide strategic thinking and speed of execution to create the maximum value for our clients. We have a large experience in the implementation of solutions that call for growth, consolidation or business reorganisation. We cover all steps towards a successful transaction: from inception to completion, always in close cooperation with our clients’ principals and shareholders. Our partners are highly committed and directly involved throughout the life of the projects in order to ensure the best quality of services. Our main strengths rely on a blend of experienced senior partners, a multicultural team and a profound knowledge of the Brazilian and Latin American markets.

 


 

The team

 

François Décamps – fd@caravelcf.com

François launched Caravel Corporate Finance in 2014. Before creating Caravel CF, François was a founding partner of Galia Finance. François has over 25 years of experience in Corporate Finance in France (CCF Charterhouse) and in Brazil (HSBC, executive director) since 1999. François holds a Master in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Paris-Dauphine and a MBA from the City University of New York. François is fluent in French, English, Portuguese and German.

Wagner Augusto Cimino – wac@caravelcf.com

Wagner has +15 years of experience in Corporate Finance at investment banks (CCF, HSBC and Banif), where he executed 20 transactions in several economic sectors totalling over R$ 5 billion in the 1991-2006 period. He also has 10 years of experience in the shopping center industry as head of Asset Management and M&A at Sonae Sierra Brasil in the 1997-2017 period. At Sonae Sierra Brasil he managed a team of 5 and executed 12 real estate transactions with an aggregate value in excess of R$ 1 billion. Wagner received a B.A in Business Administration and Accounting both from the University of São Paulo (FEA- USP) and he is fluent in French and English. 

Fernanda Viana Davidovici – frnv@caravelcf.com

Entrepreneur and founder of one start up in Mexico, Fernanda has a BA in Business Administration from Insper and a BA in Accounting from UNIP. She is fluent in French, English and Spanish. Prior to joining Caravel Corporate Finance, Fernanda worked in Galia Finance for 8 years and one year at Banco Finantia. 

Alexandre Lesaffre – al@caravelcf.com

Entrepreneur and founder of various start ups in Mexico and the US, Alexandre Lesaffre is Graduated from ITESM (Mexico) and ESGP in Paris with specialisation in business administration at Columbia University (New York). Alexandre worked at AIG Private Equity in Buenos Aires and Jones Lang LaSalle Investments in Shanghai. He also launched Smart AdServer Latin American branch in Mexico, one of Europe's leading adservers.

Bruno Garcia – bcg@caravelcf.com

With a BA in Business Administration from Insper, Bruno is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Prior to joining Caravel, Bruno worked with financial structuring of start-ups and also in the consulting sector. Bruno holds a “yellow-belt” certificate from Falconi Consulting.