G2D Investments R$260 million IPO
Davis Polk advised the joint bookrunners in connection with the initial public offering by G2D Investments, Ltd. of 36,312,850 Brazilian depositary receipts, or BDRs, each BDR representing one Class A common shares of the company, for an aggregate amount of approximately R$260 million. The BDRs trade on the São Paulo Stock Exchange and the Class A common shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The securities sold in the international offering were placed under Rule 144A and Regulation S.
G2D Investments is an investment vehicle and portfolio company of GP Investments that is focused on investment opportunities in pre-IPO tech and tech-enabled companies with high growth perspectives in Brazil, the United States and Europe. G2D Investments’ current investments in this space are four fintechs (Blu, CERC, Sim;Paul and Mercado Bitcoin) and one edtech (Quero Educação).
The Davis Polk corporate team included Manuel Garciadiaz and Drew Glover. The tax team included Patrick E. Sigmon and Liang Zhang. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York, Northern California and São Paulo offices.