Jaguar taps De Barros as principal

Jaguar Growth Partners has named Mario De Barros as a principal. Previously, he was a director at Patria Investments.


NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Jaguar Growth Partners (Jaguar), a privately-held investment management firm focused on real estate private equity and credit in global growth markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mario De Barros as a Principal on the firm’s investment team.

Based in São Paulo, Mr. De Barros will lead Jaguar’s investment office in Brazil evaluating investments and monitoring existing portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Jaguar, Mr. De Barros was a Director at Patria Investments, where he was responsible for business development, investment appraisal, financial modeling, diligence, monitoring, and the development of new investment theses. Before that, he was head of corporate and business development at Aceco-TI, the leading constructor of data centers in Latin America. Mr. De Barros started his career as an investment officer at Endurance Capital Partners, a private equity firm specializing in the middle market. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, and an M.A. in sustainable development and transportation from the Polytechnic School of Paris. He earned his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

“We’re extremely pleased to have Mario join our team as we continue growing our presence in Brazil. Mario brings a powerful combination of extensive private equity experience, a deep network, and a background in the institutional investment environment that will greatly enhance our work throughout Latin America,” said Thomas McDonald, Managing Partner.

About Jaguar Growth Partners
Headquartered in New York with offices in Sao Paulo and Mexico City, Jaguar Growth Partners is a privately-held investment management firm specializing in real estate private equity and credit in growth markets globally. Founded in 2013 by Gary Garrabrant and Thomas McDonald, Jaguar invests in and develops scalable real estate operating platforms and companies poised to grow in emerging economies characterized by an expanding middle-class and attendant consumerism, aspirational youth, urbanization and inefficient access to capital.

Jaguar currently manages two funds focused on Latin America and has commenced activities in India initially focusing on high-yield debt investment with a Fund expected in 2019 focused on India, China and other compelling markets in Asia. As in Latin America, Jaguar will invest across the region, capitalizing on the growth of the middle-class, urbanization and other long‐term secular trends that are expected to drive prospects for investing in real estate in these growth markets.

Jaguar is distinguished by an active investment style working in close collaboration with local operating partners. Jaguar is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, Emerging Markets Private Equity Association, Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association and the Institutional Limited Partners Association.