Eduardo Sampaio de Oliveira
Managing Director
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15+ years of professional experience in crisis management and advising underperforming companies
Specializes in negotiations with financial institutions, strategy and business development, and mergers and acquisitions processes
Advises clients in the retail, automotive, healthcare, agribusiness, manufacturing and infrastructure industries in Brazil, the United States, Canada, China, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Mexico
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Eduardo Sampaio, a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Brazil, has more than 15 years of professional experience in crisis management and advising underperforming companies. Mr. Sampaio specializes in negotiations with financial institutions, strategy and business development, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) processes.

At A&M, Mr. Sampaio has advised clients from several industries, including retail, automotive, healthcare, agribusiness, manufacturing and infrastructure, in Brazil, the United States, Canada, China, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Mexico. Mr. Sampaio regularly serves as an interim executive and has developed expertise in operational and financial restructurings. He has led performance improvement cases as well as complex negotiations with different players (banks, funds, bondholders, etc.), representing clients facing short-term liquidity issues or in Judicial Recovery (Brazilian equivalent to Chapter 11).

Among his recent cases, Mr. Sampaio conducted a successful  operational restructuring of the entire South American practice of a world leader in industrial and medicinal gases (EBITDA improvement of 10bps in a very unfavorable economic context) and a Brazilian leader in the distribution of prosthesis and implants (debt duration increase and EBITDA improvement of 5bps).

During the 2008 economic crisis, Mr. Sampaio joined A&M’s headquarters in New York to assist the in-court restructuring process of a Tier I automotive parts company with $10 billion in revenue, where he was responsible for global cash management and the development and monitoring of cash flow projections. Mr. Sampaio later acted as financial advisor during the restructuring process of its Argentinean operation.

Mr. Sampaio previously served as a partner in the private equity arm of Bravia Capital, where he acted as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of both portfolio companies.

Prior to A&M, Mr. Sampaio conducted several M&A processes and developed new products for Accor Serviços (Ticket). He also worked as sourcing supervisor at Banco Itaú, where he was responsible for strategy and methodology development to ensure the needs of the bank’s treasury. He started his career in the Strategy & Operations practice of Deloitte Consulting.

Mr. Sampaio earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from UNICAMP - Universidade de Campinas and an MBA from USP- Universidade de São Paulo. He speaks fluent Portuguese and English and advanced Spanish.