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Direct Equity Investments Latin America

The team employs a combination of the AFE and RI strategies as well as a private equity strategy that makes direct investments and external fund allocations.

Our Team

The DEILA team is currently composed of 8 experienced investment professionals based in São Paulo.

Tania Sztamfater Chocolat   

Managing Director, Head of Direct Equity Investments Latin America

Tania is responsible for leading and overseeing the Direct Equity Investments Latin America group and the Portfolio Strategy & Operations group.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2017, Tania was responsible for Private Equity investments in Brazil at Capital Group. Before that, Tania held various positions at Itaú Unibanco in the Investment Banking, Research and Private Banking Divisions, and was a financial analyst in the Investment Banking Department at JPMorgan.

Tania holds a BA in Industrial Engineering from Escola Politécnica da Univerdade de São Paulo.

Ricardo Lerner Castro

Managing Director, Direct Equity Investments Latin America

Ricardo is responsible for leading private equity and relationship investments within Direct Equity Investments Latin America.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2018, Ricardo was a director at Lone Star and a vice president at TPG Capital. Before that, he was an investment banking associate at J.P. Morgan. He also served in the supervisory board of Rumo Logística.

Ricardo holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universidade de São Paulo and is a CFA charterholder.

He is currently a board member of Smart Fit.

Our Active Equity Holdings

We are invested globally in public and soon to be public companies, as well as securities focused on long-horizon structural changes.
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