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Gran Cursos Online has sold a minority stake to BTG Pactual

The shareholders of Gran Cursos Online have sold a minority stake in the company to BTG Pactual.

Gran Cursos Online is an edtech that offers online preparatory courses for civil services admission exams and professional examinations, such as the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) and the Federal Accounting Council (CFC). In addition, the company offers postgraduate courses in several areas. Gran Cursos Online currently has more than 250,000 students actively studying on the platform, which was developed by the company and has been showing exponential growth in recent years.

BTG Pactual is the largest investment bank in Latin America. It includes an investment bank and asset and wealth manager, with a dominant franchise in Brazil, and a successful international investment and distribution platform. BTG created a private equity impact fund to invest in ESG-related companies.

One of Oaklins’ teams in Brazil acted as lead advisor to the seller and the management of Gran Cursos Online in the preparation of the sale process and due diligence, the approach and parallel negotiations with potential investors, and assisted them until closing.

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“With the team’s leadership in the M&A process, we were able to continue conducting the business with peace of mind. In addition, they always provided the best explanation for our doubts that arose during the preparation of the business plan, roadshow, due diligence and signature, always with a lot of patience to help us understand some points that were new to us. The business became much lighter with the team’s management because we knew that we had extremely qualified professionals by our side to clarify, lead, redirect and draw attention when necessary. They were essential in all phases of the transaction. We wouldn’t have made it this far without your advice and commitment.”

Rodrigo Calado and Gabriel Granjeiro

Shareholders and Executives, Gran Cursos Online

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 Denis Salvador Morante

Denis Salvador Morante

Managing Partner
São Paulo, Brazil
Oaklins Fortezza Partners
 Daniel  Gildin

Daniel Gildin

Partner
São Paulo, Brazil
Oaklins Fortezza Partners

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