November 3rd 2010: Opportunities for Private Equity in Latin America  

Antonio Bonchristiano, a Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of GP Investments 

Co-hosted with the Brazil Club

Mr. Bonchristiano is a Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of GP Investments. He joined the firm in 1993 and has been a Managing Director since 1995. Prior to joining GP, Mr. Bonchristiano was a Partner at Johnston Associates, a financial advisory firm based in London, and worked for Salomon Brothers in London and New York. Currently, he serves as a member of the board of directors of several Brazilian companies, including BR Properties, San Antonio, Allis, LAHotels, Leitbom and Estácio and previously served as a member of the board of directors of Sé Supermercados, ABC Supermercados, Gafisa, Hopi Hari, Submarino, Equatorial Energia and Playcenter. From 1995 until 1997, he served as CFO of SuperMar Supermercados and from 1999 until 2001, he founded and was the CEO of Submarino. Mr. Bonchristiano holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford.

 

GP Investments is the leading private equity firm in Latin America. Since 1993, the Company has raised more than US$5 billion from private equity investors and has completed 48 investments and 39 exits in 15 different industries. GP Investments was the first private equity firm to go public in Latin America and also the first private equity company in the world to issue a perpetual bond. Among its investments are: Gafisa, ALL, Lupatech, Magnesita, Equatorial and BR Malls.