We are delighted to announce that Zaxo, our partner firm in Brazil, has merged with two other boutique M&A firms; Enterprise First and Leão Brav. The three-way merger will operate under the name Zaxo M&A Partners and creates the largest independent M&A boutique in the southern region of Brazil.

The merger is an important step for companies to strengthen their leadership in operating in the M&A market, supporting companies in their growth journey and strengthening the relationship with stakeholders, investors and the market.

The company resulting from the merger consolidates itself as a major independent adviser for transactions of mergers and acquisitions in the southern region of Brazil, with more than 40 years of experience in the market and 75 evaluated operations, which exceed or amount to BRL 5 billion in deals with financial, strategic or institutional investors, both national and international. In the portfolio, names like Bematech, Sascar, Laborclin, Embratel among others.

The combination of the three businesses reinforces the relevance of the initiative to the mergers and acquisitions market in the south of the country.

ZAXO M&A PARTNERS are born with a consistent history of their partners, who have great corporate, executive and business experience, offering the market a senior and complementary service, to serve all sectors of the economy, from startups to larger companies. A combined operation starts with 7 partners, with complementary experiences, in addition to the execution team and the time of associate directors, in a total of 15 people.

With an independent scope and with no conflict of interest, ZAXO M&A PARTNERS is a unique South M&A boutique in Brazil without an Anbima rating since 2014.

“I have always believed in the strength of M&A movements as a way of valuing companies. This is our work philosophy. And with the creation of ZAXO M&A PARTNERS, we are only using this concept to help and serve the market with a wider range of services and a first-rate team,” says Alexandre Freire Nunes, Partner and Board Member.

As for Managing Partner, Leonardo Pansardi Grisotto, everyone is so committed to generating value through mergers and acquisitions, that they decided to drink from this source. “Consistency, commitment and competence. We have gathered the attributes of three incredible teams to create one of the most complete M&A boutiques in Brazil, ”he says.

“This merger allows us to gain scale and serve all company ports, placing a favor on ours or having more experience and being relevant in terms of evaluating mergers and acquisitions sales. In addition, access to an independent network like Pandea Global M&A increases our participation and greatly expands effectiveness for our customers,” says Jefferson Nesello, Managing Partner.

International Association

The boutique remains the only Brazilian associate in Pandea Global M&A, an important global network of selected stores, with a primary focus on the origination and execution of international M&A publications for the intermediate market. Pandea member companies already do business that exceeds the € 17 billion mark.

ZAXO M&A PARTNERS is an exclusive member of Pandea in Brazil.


Zaxo has been operating in the mergers and acquisitions market since 2012, and has an experience with its partners for more than 2 decades of carrying out capital transactions, management, restructuring and entrepreneurship. In addition, its partners have a strong executive background and also undertake in the areas of startups, international trade and chemical businesses.

Enterprise First has been operating in the M&A and Management market since 2009, serving SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and Startups in their management and capitalization challenges. It has already carried out more than 45 projects from its foundation, and its partners have strong financial and management experience, with over 20 years of experience in the market. The partners also act as entrepreneurs, with participation in selected companies in the engineering, real estate, incubator and startups sectors.

Leão Bravo has been operating in the mergers and acquisitions market since 2009, with extensive business experience, in addition to the experience in the corporate market by its partners, in the roles of executives, consultants and consultants. The company already evaluates more than BRL 300 million in investments. Its partners have been operating in the market since 2003 and still have a relevant participation in the innovation area, through initiatives with an important player in this segment in the market.

More information:
• Alexandre F. Nunes – Partner and Board Member. +55 41 99987-9010 – [email protected]
• Jefferson H. Nesello – Managing Partner. +55 41 99248-3784 – [email protected]
• Leonardo P. Grisotto – Managing Partner. +55 41 99967-1617 – [email protected]