Fernando Borges is a Managing Director and Head of the Carlyle South America Buyout group focused on private equity investment opportunities in South America. He is based in São Paulo.
Mr. Borges joined Carlyle in 2007 and has been involved in Carlyle's investments in portfolio companies in Brazil, mainly in CVC Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A. (BVSP:CVCB3), one of the leading travel services companies in Latin America; and Qualicorp S.A. (BVSP:QUAL3), the largest healthcare benefit administrator in Brazil. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Borges was a Managing Director at AIG Capital Partners and CEO of AIG Capital Investments do Brasil, being responsible for managing AIG's private equity activities in Brazil. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Borges was a Director of Bozano, Simonsen's Private Equity division, where he was responsible for managing a private equity fund sponsored by Bozano, Simonsen Group and Advent International.
Mr. Borges has 18 years of private equity experience in Brazil, having participated in more than 20 transactions in the region.
Mr. Borges serves on the boards of Carlyle's portfolio companies in the region: CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A., Scalina S.A., Orguel Administração e Participação S.A., Ri-Happy Brinquedos S.A., and Estok Comércio e Participações Ltda. (“Tok & Stok”). Mr. Borges is also the Chairman of ABVCAP, the Brazilian Association of Private Equity & Venture Capital.
Mr. Borges holds a graduate degree from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, the Bologna Center, and a BA in international relations from Universidade de Brasilia.