André Esteves: The Humble Billionaire
André Esteves is deploying simple concepts and hard work to take BTG Pactual global. He inspires a new generation of homegrown financial entrepreneurs.
At four oclock on a rainy São Paulo afternoon
in February, André Esteves is running late after a
furious round of deal making. The star banker is beaming,
energized and eager to talk.
BTG Pactuals acquisition of Silvio Santos 37.94%
stake in Panamericano for 450 million reais is
splashed all over the national front pages.
Brazils top dealmaker, the 41-year-old multibillionaire
Esteves, has had several sleepless nights but is nonetheless
courteous, focused and jovial.
We keep a humble
approach, we are simple people, Esteves tells
LatinFinance in an exclusive interview. The
dividends of this year will not make me change my car. I
havent changed my car in the last four years, by the
way, he says with a guffaw.
Esteves down-to-earth demeanor is as engaging as it
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