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Cristina Villela

Managing Partner

IGC Partners

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Work phone: +55 11 3815-3533
Mobile: +55 11 98316-5477


Cristina Villela is a Managing Partner at IGC Partners, Oaklins' member firm in Brazil. She has over 20 years of experience in advising numerous domestic and cross-border corporate finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity capital raisings, debt and equity capital markets. Prior to joining IGC in 2013, Cristina was Managing Director for 4 years at Patria Investimentos, the largest Brazilian private equity fund. Previous to Patria, Cristina worked at itau Unibanco for 14 years and was Managing Director of the corporate finance department for the last 4 years. During her career, she has been responsible for projects in various sectors, such as TMT, food and beverage, pulp and paper, consumer products, automotive, real estate, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and infrastructure. She has worked with both listed companies and entrepreneurs.

Cristina has a BA in Business Administration from UERJ - Rio de Janeiro State University and an MBA in Finance from Fundação Dom Cabral. She also has a specialization in derivatives, options and future markets from the IBMEC Institute.