1stWEST M&A Just Appointed Four New Brazilian Managing Directors, Who Now Offer “Sell-Side” M&A,
Equity Recapitalization, and Business Valuation Services to the Majority of Brazil’s Economy

Evergreen, Colorado, USA – December 12, 2022 – 1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions, a leading global lower-middle-market investment bank, just announced the appointment of four new Brazilian Managing Directors.  1stWEST M&A now offers comprehensive international M&A, equity recapitalization, and business valuation services for companies in multiple Brazilian regions, including the South, Southeast, Center West and Northeast.

The new Managing Directors – all with highly successful careers of their own – were chosen after an extensive country-wide search and rigorous vetting process.  These “MDs” now offer 1stWEST M&A’s Brazilian clients elite expertise in multiple business sectors, ranging from agri-business, to managed services and IT.

The new MDs are Aleksandro Gardano, Cesar Mergener, Eduardo Brito, and Sergio Montenegro. They will work in coordination with Cristian Jaty Silva and Peter Tenney, also based in Brazil.

Aleksandro Gardano will be based in São Paulo focusing the Southeast Brazilian region. Cesar Mergener will be based in Rio de Janeiro focusing the Southeast Brazilian region.  Eduardo Brito will be based in Fortaleza focusing the Northeast Brazilian region.  Sergio Montenegro will be based in Curitiba focusing South and Center West Brazilian regions.

With more than USD $1.1 billion in deal values transacted, 1stWEST M&A represents businesses that seek to be acquired (hence, 1stWEST M&A is a “sell-side” investment bank).  1stWEST M&A also offers owner exits through equity recapitalization, as well as highly detailed business valuation services, so business owners can know what values to expect in a transaction. During outreach to sell a business, 1stWEST M&A has unrivaled global reach to strategic and private equity acquirers anywhere in the world, including Asia, the Middle-East, Europe, and all of the Americas.

Aleksandro Gardano, Cesar Mergener, Eduardo Brito, and Sergio Montenegro bring decades of experience in business management in several industries, offering multi-lingual support for sell-side clients of nearly any size.  Given 1stWEST M&A’s efficiency, client companies can be prepared for potential acquisition for a global community of acquirers in under 45 days.  1stWEST M&A is rewarded on a success-fee basis, offering an engagement model that takes companies to market for acquisition at minimum costs.

“Attracting top-flight professionals, supported by our experience in mergers and acquisitions, has been the key to our global success,” said Ted Rieple, Managing Partner and Founder of 1stWEST M&A. “We hope Brazilian clients will avail themselves of our elite team of talented MDs to get top acquisition values from buyers around the globe.”

About 1stWEST M&A

1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions is a full service, international investment banking and advisory firm that is focused on the lower middle-market of companies. The firm has built a unique business solutions platform of assisting owners and shareholders in selling their companies, acquiring other businesses, and raising growth capital. With Managing Directors in the US, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, 1stWEST M&A is uniquely positioned to serve its clients around the globe.