Flavio da Silveira Pinheiro
Flavio da Silveira Pinheiro is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of InterEnergy Partners. Mr. Pinheiro is member of the Board of Directors of InterEnergy Holdings and is responsible for the Company’s day-to-day management, in addition to being actively involved in the group’s overall strategy and the management of the Company’s portfolio of assets, alongside Chairman & CEO Rolando Gonzalez Bunster.
In 2007 Mr. Pinheiro founded Sprimont Capital LLC, a firm with offices in New York and Rio de Janeiro, focused on advising on and investing in transactions in Latin America. Through Sprimont Capital, Mr. Pinheiro advised Basic Energy Ltd (Bahamas) and its president and principal Rolando Gonzalez Bunster on several M&A and financing transactions, including the acquisitions and subsequent sale of Pedregal Power Company and Jamaica Energy Partners. He also led the acquisition and integration of Brazilian broker-dealer Finabank in 2010, and in early 2011 established a partnership with a South Ameican financial services group to manage its portfolio of private equity investments and seek new investment opportunities. In this capacity, Mr. Pinheiro was instrumental in bringing together Basic Energy and a select group of institutional investors, as well as structuring and negotiating the various transactions that led to the formation of InterEnergy in 2011.
Mr. Pinheiro started his career as an analyst at Banco de Investimentos Garantia in São Paulo, Brazil. In 1998, after the acquisition of Garantia by Credit Suisse First Boston, he joined CSFB’s Global Corporate Finance group in New York focusing on M&A transactions in Latin America. From 2001 to 2004 Mr. Pinheiro was a vice president in the Investment Banking department of Credit Suisse Europe, in London, focusing on the Media sector. He left Credit Suisse in 2004 to join Sun Capital Partners, Inc., in New York, where he focused on executing private equity investments. Mr. Pinheiro returned to Credit Suisse in mid-2005, re-joining the investment banking department as a Director focusing on the media and telecommunications sectors in Latin America. He resigned from Credit Suisse in April 2007 to found Sprimont Capital.
Mr. Pinheiro is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and was directly involved in the planning of its first-ever meeting in Latin America, which took place in December 2013 in Rio de Janeiro.