In 2008, FERNANDO BUARQUE, MARCELO REBOUÇAS, PEDRO MAGALHÃES e ROBERTO CABRAL DE MELO, professionals with long and successful experience in private equity, along with members of the TAVARES DE MELO family, decided to establish a management firm where the team participates actively in the management of the investments, and is directly responsible for the value generation in the portfolio.
In the occasion, the partners selected three sectors to prioritize: food & beverage, mining, and renewable energy. Three different funds, with specific investment policies, were structured to invest in these sectors.
In 2009, KRISTOPHER DOWLIN joined the partnership to manage the energy investment funds. Besides the investment team, CASAFORTE has also hired teams of experts in their fields to participate in the management of the energy and the mining funds.
Since then, CASAFORTE has consolidated itself as a fund manager whose portfolio companies play prominent roles in their respective markets. Its investments already generated exceptional returns and its current investee portfolio has been valued at significant premiums over invested capital, implying a relevant value generation for the investors.