Specialized in M&A and Structured Finance





  • Sell side

  • Buy side

  • Joint Ventures Formation

  • Ownership Restructuring


  • Syndicated / Bilateral loan

  • Equity Financing

  • Liability Management

  • Capital Markets (Bonds, CRAs, CRIs)


  • Fairness Opinion

  • Project Feasibility Studies


  • Greenfield and brownfield projects (Debt and/or Equity)


3PA Advisory has established itself as one of the leading independent advisory boutiques in Brazil focused on Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Capital Markets and Project & Structured Finance transactions.

Our team is comprised of seasoned professionals with multidisciplinary background, from leading Investment Banks and Private Equity firms (Citi, Angra Partners, Itaú, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Rio Bravo Advisory, IFC, among others).

We have strong relationship with local and international clients and investors through partners strategic located in the world’s largest economies.

We are unparallelly capable of developing creative solutions to deliver the best long-term value proposition to our clients.



Bernardo Almeida

Bernardo Almeida has over 21 years of experience in the financial markets, having worked in the Corporate & Investment Banking division of Citibank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. At Rio Bravo Advisory, Mr. Almeida was responsible for the implementation of the M&A and Structured Finance Division. At Merrill Lynch, Mr. Almeida was the Director responsible for M&A transactions in the infrastructure, telecom, oil & gas, consumer&retail, pulp & paper and agribusiness sectors, having acted as financial advisor to Grupo Oi on its corporate reorganization. Prior to joining BofAML, Mr. Almeida was a Managing Partner at Angra infrastructure private equity firm, managing a R$ 700 million fund focused on infrastructure. During his tenure at Angra, Mr. Almeida structured and closed transactions in the waste management, oil & gas, ports, and logistic sectors. At Citibank, Mr. Almeida acted as head of Project Finance, having provided advisory services to top-tier sponsors in connection with several infrastructure projects, including Line 4 Subway Project, one the first Public-Private Partnership in Brazil. He also held at Citigroup the position of head of Syndicated Loans & Export Agency Finance. Mr. Almeida holds a BS in Production Engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo.

Nathan Mehlberg

Nathan Weissman Mehlberg has over 14 years of experience in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Structured Finance. Prior to founding 3PA, Mr. Mehlberg worked at Rio Bravo Advisory in several M&A, Structured Finance and Capital Markets transactions in multiple sectors (agribusiness, energy, telecommunications, real estate, industry, retail, waste management, etc.). Before Rio Bravo Advisory, Mr. Mehlberg played an important role in M&A and Structured Finance transactions at Estre Ambiental. At Estre, Mr. Mehlberg has executed M&A transactions (buy and sell side) totaling more than R$ 2 billion related to the acquisitions of Brazilian and international companies in the waste management market and in the sale of Estre's stake to Private Equity funds, including (i) the acquisition of waste management companies from Camargo Corrêa Group, (ii) the acquisition of a minority stake in a global waste management company (Star Atlantic Waste Holding) and (iii) the investment of the Private Equity fund managed by bank BTG Pactual in Estre Ambiental. In addition, Mr. Mehlberg has structured several debt transactions (debentures, promissory notes, etc.) in the aggregate amount of R$ 1.5 billion. Mr. Mehlberg has started his career in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Private Equity at Itau Unibanco. Mr. Mehlberg holds a degree in Law from Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), an accounting specialization at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and a Postgraduation program in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking from FIA (USP).

Sergio Moraes

Sergio Ranciaro Moraes has 10 years of experience in the financial markets. Between 2012 and 2016, Mr. Moraes acted in M&A and Structured Finance Operations at Rio Bravo Advisory in several sectors (agribusiness, energy, telecommunications, real estate, industry, etc.), including the (i) financial advisory to a Brazilian group with feasibility studies, long-term capital raising and selection of operating partners for a mixed-use real estate project in the city of São Paulo and (ii) financial advisory to a Brazilian agribusiness company on a debt capital markets issuance. Prior to joining Rio Bravo, Mr. Moraes worked at in Merrill Lynch Investment Banking Division, participating in landmark M​​&A transactions, including (i) advisory to a Chinese company on the purchase of 7 transmission assets in Brazil and (ii) advisory to a Brazilian company on the purchase of a minority stake in an American company for R$ 200mm. Prior to joining BofAML, Mr. Moraes began his career in the Investment area of ​​the International Finance Corporation (a member of the World Bank Group). Mr. Moraes holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of São Paulo; Studied at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen in Germany and at Westland School and Technology College in England.


3PA Advisory has built strong relationships with local and international clients and investors through partners in the world’s largest economies.

Our relationships gives us:

  • Competitive advantage for cross-border deals

  • Increased chance to identify potential investors for your particular company.

  • Access to companies/technology/knowledge that is currently not available locally for your business.​



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