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Progresso Capital Partners is an independent corporate advisory firm specializing in advising decision makers on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising processes.

With a presence in Brazil and in the United States, Progresso Capital is ready to advise Latin American companies and their shareholders.


Progresso Capital’s main focus is to advise entrepreneurs and business owners on their corporate assets, offering the following services:




Progresso Capital has experience in advising clients from a wide range of sectors.

Our clients are generally shareholders of profitable companies with annual revenues in excess of US$30 million.


Process being led by a Senior Team:

All our professionals have at least 10 years of experience in M&A at Progresso Capital or from top financial institutions.

Confidentiality and Discretion:
We believe that only a small, experienced and customer dedicated team results in greater chance of success in the process, increasing the confidentiality level and eliminating eventual conflicts of interest present at larger institutions.

Access to investors:

Progresso Capital has developed a strong relationship with leading global companies in various sectors and with major private equity funds present in Brazil.

Experience in business management:
Our team has held leadership positions in companies from several sectors, enabling them to identify improvements opportunities in the management of our clients’ companies.


Prior to founding Progresso Capital, Mr. Hajjar served as Executive Director of the Corporate Advisory Group at UBS AG. He co-founded the Latin America group and was responsible for the practice in Brazil, overseeing deal origination, analysis, and execution of middle market M&A and capital markets transactions.

Before joining UBS AG, Mr. Hajjar served as a Principal for Bank of America’s US$500 million private equity fund focused on Latin America. While at Bank of America, Mr. Hajjar held interim executive roles in two portfolio companies.

Mr. Hajjar holds an MBA from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), and he graduated with Honors from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.

Before joining Progresso Capital,  Ms. Sanchez worked at Proinversion (Peru’s Investment Promotion Agency) as a Director, responsible for directing all aspects of design, structure and promotion of ProInversion’s Public-Private Partnership Concession Projects (PPPs), totaling 40 projects and representing US$4 billion in investment.

Prior to joining Proinversion, Ms. Sanchez worked on the Corporate Advisory Group at UBS as an Associate Director, being responsible for M&A deal execution in Brazil and Mexico. Before UBS, Ms. Sanchez served as a Senior Financial Analyst for Bank of America’s Latin America private equity fund.  Ms. Sanchez also held positions at ING Barings and Citigroup.

Ms. Sanchez holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Before joining Progresso Capital, he worked on the Corporate Advisory Group at UBS where he participated on several M&A transactions. He was responsible for developing financial models, marketing materials and corporate strategic planning.

Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Sauer was Financial Planning Coordinator at América Latina Logística, a GP Private Equity portfolio company.  During this period, he was member of the team that planned the acquisition of  Brasil Ferrovias.

Mr. Sauer  holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ).


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