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Ernani PonceExecutive Partner

Founder-partner, originated and executed several M&A deals at other companies previously.
He worked in capital markets for 26 years, being responsible for the underwriting area of the following institutions: Lloyd’s Bank, Inter-Atlântico, ABN-AMRO, Sudameris, Deutsche Bank and WestLB. 
Economist by the University of São Paulo (USP) with MBA in Finance by IBMEC-SP.

Leandro MantessoExecutive Partner

Prior to founding MAGMA, he worked in several M&A deals.
Focused on M&A area since 2000, when he started his professional career at BBA Creditanstalt Bank and later Itaú BBA Bank.
Graduated in Business Administration by Fundação Getúlio Vargas and concentration in mathematics at Rollins College (USA).

Marcos MagnaniExecutive Partner

Strong performance in M&A since 2007, engaged in deals from various industries before founding Magma.
He worked in IPO process, management professionalization, investor relatons and geographic expansion via acquisitions and greenfield at Lopes, the largest real estate sales company in the country. 
Previously worked at Microsoft and Moody’s where he served in the areas of corporate partnerships and financial analysis, respectively.
Graduated in Business Administration by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (SP) with focus in corporate finance and economics.

Juliano PenattiExecutive Partner

Worked with restructuring and M&A at Alvarez & Marsal, participating directly in projects of large companies. 
Relevant previous experience in M&A at other companies, acting in several deals involving dairy and processed meat industries, universities and large-scale retailers.
He began his career in business development area of Grupo Suzano.
Graduated in Business Administration by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (SP) and specialization in The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Antonio VerucciExecutive Partner

Prior to founding MAGMA, he worked in several M&A deals, having completed transactions in dairy, processed meat and education industries. 
He began his professional career at Pátria Investimentos in Private Equity area. 
Graduated in Business Administration by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (SP).