Semantix / CRESCERA INV & Inovabra Ventures
Semantix has received growth capital investment from CRESCERA INVESTIMENTOS and Inovabra Ventures.
Founded in 2010, Semantix is the leading open-source enterprise solutions in Latin America. With an agnostic approach, the company focuses on big data, business analytics, internet of things, artificial intelligence and machine learning. It offers proprietary and third party products. Semantix has offices in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, as well as three data labs in Brazilian universities.
CRESCERA INVESTIMENTOS is an independent asset management firm focused on private equity and venture capital with approximately US$560 million of assets under management. Founded by professionals with extensive background in the Brazilian financial markets, CRESCERA has a strong track record of creating value for entrepreneurs, business owners and investors alike.
inovabra Ventures is the financial services arm of Banco Bradesco S.A. specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. Within direct investments it specializes in seed, early venture, and startup investments. Within fund of funds investments, it invests in other venture capital funds and corporate venture capital funds.
Oaklins’ team in Brazil acted as financial advisor to Semantix’s shareholders in this transaction.
We made absolutely the right choice in appointing Cavendish. Michael Jewell and the team were instrumental in getting us the deal we wanted. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone thinking about a sales process.
Cavendish introduced us to GE and managed the negotiation and coordinated the transaction due diligence. Their involvement was instrumental to the deal being successful.
When looking for an advisor we decided we wanted someone who had specific experience in negotiating within the Private Equity space. It requires some additional skills to those needed in a trade sale and we were lucky to have found in Cavendish, a company that was able to help us.
This marks a significant opportunity for our partners, customers and people as we become part of the global Kyocera family and continue the journey we started back in 1988. When looking for an advisor we wanted someone with an international network and experience of working with buyers both here and overseas. Cavendish had the expertise to facilitate the transaction and the support they provided was invaluable.
The Cavendish team, led by Nick Jones, did an excellent job managing the process and ensuring the smooth closing of the transaction in a timely manner. They were always professional and aligned with our shareholder goals – many thanks to the whole team.
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