Villa Germania Alimentos is the largest producer and exporter of Duck Meat in Latin America. With 260 employees and a production capacity for 15,000 ducks per day (that can be easily expanded to 25,000 ducks per day with minimal investments), Villa Germania operates all over Brazil, reaching the largest retailers and several food service operators. The company exports approximately half of its total production most notably; it is currently the market leader in the Middle East, as well as a major player in Asia markets, especially in Japan. Villa Germania excels in quality and imports its parent stocks of Pecking Duck from France and England, world leaders in duck genetics. The entire process is supervised by a team of specialized professionals, ensuring quality at every stage of production process, meeting the requirements of most demanding markets.
Estapar provides car park services in several different segments in Brazil, including management contracts, on-street concessions (digital meters) and off-street concessions (airports, arenas, amongst others). Over the past 30 years Estapar has become the undisputed market leader through establishing a solid parking business platform in a highly-fragmented market. With an estimated 22% of market share in the Brazilian market, Estapar is currently the largest player in Latin America with a presence in 18 Brazilian states, 75 different cities, with over 330,000 parking spaces in more than 820 parking lots. The company is headquartered in São Paulo, and has roughly 8,500 direct employees serving over 15 million clients monthly.
Anima Educação is one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations both in terms of revenue and the number of enrolled students. As of December 2014, Anima had over 90,000 students enrolled in 18 campuses located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo, through its brands: (i) Una, (ii) Uni-BH, (iii) Universidade São Judas Tadeu and (iv) Unimonte. Anima has over 10 years of experience in Brazilian higher education and focuses on higher quality courses, leading to superior quality ranking and an average ticket prices much higher than the national average. The portfolio also includes HSM, one of the most renowned corporate education institutions in Brazil. Anima’s operations are mainly concentrated in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais state), where UNA and Uni-BH are ranked by the Ministry of Education as offering the best learning programs, and in São Paulo state with the São Judas Tadeu educational platform.
Founded in 1990, Forno de Minas produces, sells and distributes cheese rolls, snacks and other frozen food products on a national scale. The company has an approximate 50% market share in the traditional cheese rolls market and has more than 9,000 clients in the retail and foodservice channels. The company also exports to 16 countries including U.S., Canada, Portugal, Chile and Peru.
HSM is a renowned Brazilian company that generates and distributes multimedia content in the business management area. HSM has a track record of over two decades in Brazil focusing on management events and seminars, and owns a valuable content library. The Company operates in the corporate education market following three main value propositions: (i) acting as a link between executives and the best business management content for decision makers in all areas; (Ii) selecting, adapting and distributing innovative ideas and best practices for those responsible for creating and leading transformations in the business world; and (iii) putting executives in touch with great thinkers and creators of best practices in business management.
Hortifruti operates as a leading brand in the specialized food retail segment in Brazil. Founded in 1989, in the state of Espirito Santo, the Company currently owns and operates 40 stores, as well as a large logistical operation including 7 Distribution Centers and a fleet of over 240 vehicles, within the three states of Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo and São Paulo. Its unique positioning has allowed the Company to achieve higher operating margins than traditional supermarket chains. This together with the Company´s stellar customer service and preferential store locations have contributed to the construction of its strong brand recognition. Through its stores and distribution network the Company sells more than 22,000 tons of high quality fruits, vegetables, dairy products, groceries and meats annually to over 2 million customers. The Company has approximately 6,600 employees.
Laticinios Sao Vicente has been offering for over 100 years a variety of cheese products including brie, camembert, cream cheese, and gruyere among others. Over the last 3 years, the Company has made two bolt-on acquisitions that have more than tripled installed capacity and revenues, increased product diversification and considerably improved distribution.
Abril Educação is the largest K-12 education company in Brazil, with a diversified portfolio of educational services and well-recognized brands and products attending millions of students/teachers in both public and private schools. The company controls a portfolio of nationally recognized brands with a loyal base of clients and low delinquency rates in the main segments where it operates: (i) text book publishing, (ii) schools, (iii) learning systems, (iv) test prep and technical courses, (v) language courses and (vi) professional education.
Founded in 1943, Hospital Vera Cruz is considered the best hospital of the region, being reference for medium and high complexity procedures, with focus in classes A&B. Vera Cruz disposes of 154 beds distributed over different hospitalization and ICU units. The Hospital has the ONA Level II certificate and is prepared to attend the most varied cases of emergencies, treatments, and surgeries of different levels of complexity, as well as procedures relatives to maternity.
Medcel was founded in 2005 by a doctor who wanted to contribute to the construction of a prosperous and developed society by bringing more knowledge to the state in which he was born, Mato Grosso do Sul.
The company currently offers free medical courses as preparation for Residency, as well as specialized and update courses. The courses offered through Medcel are done live, transmitted online and its students are scattered throughout the country.
Amor aos Pedaços was a pioneer player of a specialty retail concept that sells primarily cakes and sweets. As an integrated industry, Amor aos Pedaços currently has 60 stores located across Brazil, with the majority operating under a franchise model.
NRE is one of the leading higher education groups in Brazil with a focus on medical and other health related courses. With over 8,000 students, the group is comprised of three institutions, two in the State of Tocantins and the other located in the State of Minas Gerais
Enesa is an Engineering & Construction (“E&C”) company, with a focus on electrical/mechanical assembly and maintenance for different industrial segments. In addition, the Company provides machinery and equipment rental services to large industrial and infrastructure clients. Enesa has a diversified portfolio of served segments and throughout its history has participated in most of the large infrastructure projects in Brazil including sectors such as power generation, energy, sugar & ethanol, pulp & paper, fertilizers, steel, mining, transportation, oil & gas, and cement. The company has very limited exposure to the public sector and Enesa’s contracts have been well diversified within the private sector in Brazil.
Affero Lab is the largest human capital management and e-Learning company focused on the corporate market in Brazil. The Company is the result of the merger of QuickMind, EduWeb and Milestone, engineered by Bozano Investimentos prior to its investment, and a later merger with Lab SSJ. By integrating cutting edge multimedia technologies, educational content and high service standards, Affero Lab offers solutions in both human capital management, e-learning and corporate training.