Aquila Brasil is one of the most successful middle-market M&A and Business Development practices in Latin America.

Founded in 2004 in Brazil, and now based in the United States, Aquila Brasil has developed and participated in many projects within Latin America over these years.

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Aquila Brasil has fueled its success with the region’s brightest talent.
We have done so through partnerships, expanding geography while enhancing our coverage areas.


Today, we possess over 60 years of corporate advisory experience, spanning dozens of M&A transactions, setup of start-ups, and corporate restructuring assignments. By committing senior professionals to middle market transactions, we have been able to post extraordinary results for our clients.

"Our integrated services are designed to meet the specific needs of our clients in the areas of both value realization and value optimization."

The M&A advisory services include:

  • Corporate Sales;
  • Divestitures;
  • Recapitalizations;
  • Leveraged Buyouts;
  • Management Buyouts;
  • Strategic Acquisitions;
  • Strategic Mergers;
  • Setup of Greenfields;
  • Joint Ventures & Alliances.

The Business Development advisory services include:

  • Develop Strategic Relationships;
  • Develop New Offers;
  • Develop New Products;
  • Develop New Channels.

Our team

Marco A. Franca
Marco A. Franca

CEO and Founder of Aquila Brasil, Marco has more than 30 years of experience in project management, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions in several industries, including Media, Outsourcing, Consulting, Telecommunications and Health. He was President for Brazil and Vice President for Latin America of PR Newswire; COO of Fidelity BPO Brasil; Vice President of Sales and Marketing of .comDominio; Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing of Intelig Telcom; Partner at DealMaker; and General Manager of Onduline Brasil and NMC do Brasil.

Marco began his career at the Jim Walter Corporation in Tampa. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University.

Grace Franca
Grace Franca

CSO of Aquila Brasil, Grace has more than 30 years of experience in human resources, business management and strategic planning. She has being working with a wide range of clients across virtually every industry including defense, aeronautics, energy, insurance, industrial, communications, retail/consumer packaged goods, biotechnology, services, banking and information technology. Prior to Aquila Brasil, Grace was owner of Grace Company Executive Search; Managing Director at Transearch Brasil; and, Vice President at A.T. Kearney Executive Search.

Grace holds a post-graduation degree in Human Resources Management and Business from Fundacao Getulio Vargas in São Paulo, and a Bachelor’s degree from PUC in Salvador.

Our clients

Compugraf Delta Embratel Fidelity National Information Services G100 LatAm GS Plásticos Intelig Irusa Iqara Onduline Pakprint PR Newswire Tesla Thomson Reuters