Patrice Etlin


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Managing Partner
Advent do Brasil Consultoria e Participacoes Ltda., São Paulo
Joined Advent in 1997


+55 11 3014 6800


Patrice Etlin joined Advent International in 1997 and started the firm’s investment activities in Brazil. He has 19 years of private equity experience. From 1994 to 1997, Patrice was a partner at International Venture Partners in São Paulo, where he was responsible for the overall operation of a media and communications fund focused on Brazil. Previously, he spent five years with Matra Marconi Space, initially as a systems engineer on a project to develop a European military observation satellite. In 1990, he was promoted to general representative for Brazil, in charge of setting up a private telecommunications satellite system providing services to Mercosul countries.

Patrice is also Chairman of the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA).


Patrice received an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering from the University of São Paulo, a master’s in industrial engineering from École Centrale de Paris and an MBA from INSEAD.


Patrice Etlin

Investments participated in

Patrice has led, co-led or participated in Advent's investments in 13 companies: TCP Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá, Kroton Educacional, Lojas Quero-Quero, Viena, Grupo RA, Proservvi, J. Malucelli Seguradora, Atmosfera, Atrium Telecomunicações, Latin America Soccer Investments, Totvs (formerly Microsiga Software), CSU CardSystem and Pronto!.



TCP Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá, Kroton Educacional, Lojas Quero-Quero and Atmosfera Gestão e Higienização de Têxteis.


Atrium Telecomunicações, J. Malucelli Seguradora, Latin America Soccer Investments, Proservvi Banco de Serviços, CSU Cardsystem S.A., Totvs (formerly Microsiga Software), IMC International Meal Company and Pronto!


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