General Atlantic Names Latin America Chief

Fernando Marques Oliveira has joined General Atlantic as head of its Latin American program and head of its office in São Paulo, Brazil. He previously was a director with family investment office Grupo Icatu.



General Atlantic LLC (GA), a leading global growth equity firm, today announced that Fernando Marques Oliveira has joined the firm as a managing director and head of its São Paulo office and Latin American program.


Mr. Oliveira will lead GA’s investment activity in Brazil and more broadly in Latin America as part of the firm’s continued strategy to invest in growth companies in that region. Mr. Oliveira has been an active investor in the private equity industry in Brazil since 1997, most recently as a director of Grupo Icatu, a family investment office. He has extensive relationships with experts and advisors in the region and has led or co-led investments in numerous companies.


Bill Ford, CEO of GA, said, “We are pleased to welcome Fernando to our global team of investment professionals as head of our São Paulo office. His experience in working with a family investment group is consistent with our capital partner strategy of working with family groups around the world. Moreover, Fernando’s track record investing in growth companies complements our growth investment strategy by positioning us for success in one of the largest emerging markets in the world.”


Founded in 1980, GA manages approximately $15 billion, investing more than $1-2 billion per year in growth companies globally. Since it first opened an office in São Paulo in 2000 to support its portfolio companies, General Atlantic has invested nearly $700 million in Latin American growth companies, including Qualicorp and BM&F/Bovespa in Brazil and MercadoLibre in Argentina.


Rene Kern, Managing Director, added, “Fernando brings a wealth of regional knowledge and an excellent track record investing in growth companies in Brazil. I look forward to working together with Fernando and our Brazilian team to partner with innovative companies across Latin America.”


Mr. Oliveira commented, “As one of the first private investment firms to expand globally, General Atlantic has a long record of success providing both capital and expertise to growth companies. I look forward to helping the firm continue to expand its activity across Latin America as an active, value-added, long-term partner.”


About General Atlantic

General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. GA combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great management and build exceptional businesses worldwide. Founded in 1980, GA manages approximately $15 billion in capital and has more than 80 investment professionals based in Greenwich, New York, Palo Alto, London, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, Mumbai and São Paulo. For further information and a listing of GA’s public and private portfolio companies see