Trillium Partners Launches Brazil Initiative

Trillium Partners Limited (Trillium) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Base Capital Partners (Base), which is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Base is an independent corporate finance advisory firm which has excellent relationships within the Brazilian corporate community, and particularly the Media sector, a key area of focus for Trillium.

Base provides advisory services with regard to mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt fundraisings, financial restructurings and strategic planning; and private equity investment. Base is led by Paulo Rocha, who headed up the private equity group at Banco Banif in Brazil and previously held senior positions with Banco Santander and Banco Bozano, Simonsen. Base’s area of focus includes the Media sector where it recently advised on the sale of a substantial shareholding in Rádio MPB Brasil, a Brazilian radio company, to Grupo Bandeirantes de Comunicação, one of the largest media companies in Brazil. For more information about Base, please visit

This partnership reflects increasing levels of investment by European media companies into Brazil, including BBC Worldwide, Chime Communications, Clarion Events, Fremantle, Informa, Metro International, Pearson, Publicis, WPP and Zodiak Media. Through our relationship with Base, Trillium is now able to offer our clients access to this exciting market.

Commenting on the partnership, Philip Mastriforte, Trillium’s Co-Founder, said:
“We are delighted to now be in a position to provide our clients with access to the large and fast growing Brazilian market. This is an exciting development for Trillium and furthers our strategy of being able to provide a complete service to our clients. We are all looking forward to building our relationship with Base over the coming years.”

Hugo Montgomery, Managing Director, who joined Trillium last year and has spent a significant part of his career advising on Brazilian and other Latin American transactions, added:
“Base is one of very few houses that focuses on the Media sector in Brazil and many of their contacts are now looking to internationalise their businesses. We expect our clients and contacts to continue to seek opportunities in the faster-growth BRIC economies, and can now provide on-the-ground intelligence, advice and execution with our partners from Base.”

On behalf of Base, Paulo Rocha commented:
“Trillium is a complementary firm to Base in terms of culture and sector focus. We see significant opportunities here in Brazil for overseas companies and are already working with Trillium on specific initiatives.”

About Trillium Partners
Trillium Partners is an independent mid-market firm that advises listed companies, private firms and financial sponsors on M&A and Private Capital raising transactions valued at £20 million to £500 million in the B2B Information Services and Events, Consumer Media, Learning and Development, and Marketing Services.

Over the last 30 years, we have advised our clients on a comprehensive array of transactions in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia, with an aggregate value in excess of £10 billion. Underpinned by deep sector knowledge and insight, our expertise extends from private acquisitions and disposals to public offers and raising capital from the private equity, family office, banking and alternative finance communities for working capital, business development, acquisitions and buy-outs.

For more information regarding this transaction, please contact Stephen Routledge or Philip Mastriforte on +44 (0)20 3008 8375