Mr Gustavo Rugani > Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados > Belo Horizonte, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Work Department

M&A and private equity / Capital markets / Corporate 




Head of the Capital Markets area and responsible for the Belo Horizonte unit. Rugani is specialist in subjects related to the capital markets (equity and debt transactions), mergers and acquisitions. His work is focused on structuring and implementing mergers and acquisitions (buy side or sell side, private placements, competitive bids and others) and capital markets’ transactions (equity and debt), both in the form of IPOs or follow-ons, primary and secondary, for equity transactions, or debentures, bonds, CRIs, and promissory notes and other securities for debt transactions. Has previous experience in the areas of knowledge of civil construction, machinery and equipment rental, electric energy, food, education, mining, steel, sanitation, transportation, logistics and finances.


Portuguese and English.


Admitted to the Brazilian Bar and member of International Bar Association (IBA).


Received his LL.B from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and master degree from University of California.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > City focus - Belo Horizonte > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados offers assistance to large and medium-size companies from a variety of sectors such as energy, mining, food, education, healthcare and financial services. With a strong focus on capital markets transactions and M&A, the group is often sought to advise on high-value and complex acquisition financings, cross-border public offerings and general corporate matters. Working on an integrated basis with the firm’s wider network, the Belo Horizonte team is equipped to offer clients a full service. Practice head Gustavo Rugani is a key contact for capital markets deals, M&A and regulatory matters involving public companies. Also recommended is securitisation and project finance expert Guilherme Azevedo, and Bruno Costa, who has vast experience in real estate matters.

Brazil > Capital markets

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados has a notably active transactional team and comes highly recommended for its ability to take ‘the relationship and history with the client seriously‘. The multi-faceted practice handles debt and equity issuances for issuers and underwriters, and its good relationships with banks and aptitude for regulatory issues ensures a steady flow of complex and high-profile mandates. Overall, in 2021 the firm was respectively involved in R$17.7bn and R$28.4bn of equity and debt offerings. Key partners include Eliana Ambrósio Chimenti and Gustavo Secaf Rebello, who handle debt and equity listings, and finance partner Nei Schilling Zelmanovits. The versatile Gustavo Rugani is a name to note in Belo Horizonte.