About Us Cypress is one of Brazil´s leading independent financial advisory firms.

Cypress is specialized in Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Structured Finance for large and medium-sized companies. Since 2004 we have developed projects based on a thorough understanding of the context and specific strategy of each company and investor, sound business rationale and constant attention to the creation of shareholder value.

We have executed transactions in both domestic and international markets in a wide variety of business sectors, such as retail, consumer goods, electronics, real estate, construction, IT, education, mining, healthcare, steel and metallurgy and telecommunications.

Cypress is the Brazilian member of M&A Worldwide, a global network of more than 42 financial advisory firms in over 42 countries with the objective of expanding the breadth and depth of their activities.

Currently we have offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba

Member of the M&A Worldwide Association – Global Presence

Cypress is the only Brazilian member of M&A Worldwide – a global network of 42 M&A advisory companies in 42 countries. Members come together to work on client cross-border transactions and corporate finance projects.

Our Differentials

Cypress has a diversified set of skills, expertise and relationships that make a difference in corporate finance transactions.


To be the top Corporate Finance advisory firm in Brazil, combining satisfaction with financial rewards for our clients and partners.


Make transactions combining sound economic fundamentals, qualified professionals, strategic vision and the direct involvement of the partners.



Our values are convictions which determine our conduct and serve as references for our day-to-day decisions: * Value Creation,  * Ethics,  * Teamwork,  * Commitment,  * Creativity,  * Social Responsability

Social Responsibility

Cypress supports the Instituto da Criança out of a belief that helping transform people’s lives is the path to a better future.  ‘www.institutodacrianca.org.br’

Team Managing Partners
Luiz Felipe Alves Founding Partner and CEO

Previous experience includes important C-level roles in major corporations such as Shell Brasil, Telecom and CSN. Investment portfolio manager, Board member of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC) and voluntary of Endeavor Institute BSc. in accounting from the Faculdade Celso Lisboa, graduate degree in Economic Engineering from UFRJ and Negotiation Skills Program Certificate from Harvard Law School.

Fabio Matsui Founding Partner and co-head of the Financial Markets Practice

Previously worked as Business Consultant at Accenture and held Executive Positions at Credicard,
Sent Telecom, Siemens, NEC and Kodak.
BSc. in Electrical Engineering from the Escola de Engenharia Mauá, postgraduate degree in Business
Management from FGV-SP (CEAG) and an MBA degree from the University of California at Berkeley

Carlos Parizotto Founding Partner and head of the M&A practice

Previously worked in Management Consulting at Accenture, at Investment Banking at BBA Creditanstalt and in Manufacturing at Procter & Gamble. M&A Worlwide Board Member. BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Unicamp and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School

Eduardo Borges Partner and head of the Structured Finance practice

Previously worked as partner responsible for Investment Banking and Structured Products at Banco Modal, chairman of the board of directors of Taesa and Damásio Educacional and portfolio manager of private equity funds Modal I, Coliseu and Oil and Gas (joint net worth of US$1 billion) BSc. in Economics from Universidade Cândido Mendes and MBA in Finance from IBMEC

Marcos Hiran Silva Partner

Previously worked in M&A, Strategic Planning and Marketing at Telefonica and Strategic Consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton. BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Unicamp and MBA degree in Business Management from the Business School São Paulo (BSP).

Thiago Barros Partner

Previously worked in Management Consulting and CRM at Accenture and Sales Intelligence and Trade Marketing at Whirlpool. BSc. in Business Administration from IBMEC-SP (now Insper).

Marcelo Coppla Partner

​Previously held executive positions at Bematech, Impsat Comunicações, GE Capital IT Solutions and IVIX (IBM subsidiary). BSc. in Electrical Engineering from CEFET-PR, MBA in finance at FGV, degree in Management from Fundação Dom Cabral, M&A and Strategic Alliances course from Wharton-USA and post-graduate degree in Marketing from FAE-PR.

Priscila Lazarini Partner

Previously worked as partner and managing director at Banco Modal, responsible for Structured Products, Real Estate, Special Funds and Fund Management. Member of the Committees of Investment Funds in Participations and Investment Funds in Credit Rights of Anbima. Graduated in Accounting Sciences from UFRJ and L.L.M. In Corporate Law and Capital Markets at IBMEC-RJ.

João Pedro Rotta Partner

Previously worked in executive positions at Shell Brasil, Shell Latin America and Grupo Libra. Founding partner of Trinn, telecom operator for the corporate market. Bsc. in Mechanical Engineering from UFF, master degree in Business Administration from PUC-RJ and business development programs from Fundação Cabral (PDE) and Wharton.

Cristina Villela Partner

Previously worked as partner at Igc Partners, M&A director at Pátria Private Equity Fund and Statutory director at Unibanco, in the Investment Banking area. Bsc. in Business Administration from UERJ, MBA in Finance from Fundação Dom Cabral, with extension at Kellogg School of Management, and specialization in Derivatives, Options and Future Markets from IBMEC.

Senior Advisors
Adriano Amui

Previoulsy worked in executive positions, in Brazil and abroad at major companies such as Shell, Parmalat and Nestlé. CEO and Founder of FCA Strategy, Esfera Gestão, INVENT and Deep Seed Solutions. Professor at ESPM and FDC. Bsc. in Business Administration from FESP, specialized in Business Management (Kellogg / Illinois / St Gallen / John Molson) and in Corporate Governance (IBGC), post-graduated in Finance & Investments (ISPG) and Master in Business Management with focus on Strategy (FGV).

Britaldo Soares

Chairman of the Board of Directors of AES Eletropaulo and AES Tietê Energia. Previously worked in executive positions at major corporations such as AES Brasil, Prisma Energy, Elektro, Enron América Latina, Caemi/Jari Celulose and VP of Corporate / Investment Banking at Citibank. Bsc. in Metallurgical Engineering from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Bsc. In Economic Engineering from Fundação Dom Cabral and Specialization in Business Administration and Management from the Darden School of Business / University of Virginia.

Cassio Zandona

Worked for 22 years at Amil Assistência Médica, as regional CEO of Paraná and Rio de Janeiro. Actively participated in the United Health Group’s acquisition & transition process, as Commercial and Statutory Director. Bsc. in Medicine from FEPAR, with Master’s and Doctor’s degree in Surgery from UFPR  and specialized in Oncology by the University of Brussels. Post-graduate in Business Administration from PUC-PR and Management and Leadership courses at Harvard, Wharton, Insead and IMD.

Roberto Lage

Previously worked in executive positions at major corporations such as Owens Illinois, Rj Reynolds Tabacos, Shell Brasil and in recent years as Comgás CFO. Was a member of the Energy Orientation Council of the state of São Paulo, as representative of the gas industry. Bsc. in Economics from Faculdade Cândido Mendes, with  specialization from INSEAD, in France, and from LSE – London Business School.

Silvio Genesini

Board member of companies such as Cnova, Grupo Algar e CVC. Investor and consultant of startups and innovative companies. President of LIDE Tecnologia, adviser to Anjos do Brasil and mentor of Endeavor. Previously worked as president of Grupo Estado, president of Oracle do Brasil and managing partners of Accenture. Bsc. In Production Engineering from Escola Polítécnica – USP.

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