Luis Enrique Devis
Affiliated Partner Sao Paulo
With more than 22 years of professional experience in Brazil, Latin America and Europe, Mr. Devis successfully completed circa 60 transactions with a combined value in excess of US$ 100 billion across many sectors, such as retail, consumer, telecommunications, media, IT, industry, agribusiness and mining.
Among his tasks was also advising clients and leading a broad range of transactions including M&A, asset sales, advice to boards and independent committees, corporate reorganisations, and capital markets deals, among others.
Before co-founding METIS ADVISORS, Mr. Devis worked as Head of M&A and Business Development for Groupe Casino for Latin America and Grupo Pão de Açúcar in Brazil. Between 2007 and 2014, was Managing Director and Head of M&A of Banco Santander in Brazil and was responsible for Corporate Finance sector coverage of TMT, Agribusiness, Industrials and Healthcare. Between 1999 and 2007, he worked at ABN AMRO bank, conducting mergers and acquisitions in Brazil and Latin America, based in São Paulo, New York and Bogotá. Previously, he was founding partner of IBS | Morgan Stanley and worked at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and Corfivalle in Colombia, always focusing on advising clients on M&A processes.
He graduated in Industrial Engineering at Universidad de los Andes and is fluent in English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish (native).