THE CRP

CRP is a pioneer in the Private Equity and Venture Capital sectors in Brazil, with over 35 years of experience and 10 funds established. CRP started in 1981 in the city of Porto Alegre, the capital city of Rio Grande do Sul State. The location of CRP gave the Firm an edge in prospecting investment opportunities in the Southern Region of Brazil and also São Paulo State (the region represents 50% of the country GDP), CRP’s target region. The history of CRP can be divided into two major phases: the Early Stage Phase, from 1981 to 2005, and the Growth Capital Phase, from 2006 to date. Since 2006, due to the successful experience gathered in the early stage phase, CRP strategically decided to move towards growth capital deals. It was clear that even larger companies were also seeking to improve their governance and management skills. The majority of these companies in Brazil still are family owned businesses with little or no experience in receiving a private equity investor. For many, it is the chance to push their companies to another level in terms of governance and professionalization, aggregating value to their assets.

In 2013, due to its pioneering role in the venture capital industry in Brazil and in an attempt to enhance the venture capital environment in the country, CRP accepted a special invitation from a new fund manager (CVentures) to be the technical adviser in a new venture capital fund, called CVentures Primus. This fund would source deals in the same target region as CRP but with a focus on start-ups and early stage companies. Strategically, CRP thought it would be a good opportunity to keep promoting companies that could be a future target for its growth capital strategy. Throughout its history, 80 investment operations in diversified sectors have been made, besides 50 divestment operations. CRP currently has more than BRL 500 Millions in assets under management and 13 companies in the portfolio, which together result in a total revenue of BRL 2 Billions. CRP is registered in CVM (Brazilian equivalent of the SEC in the US) as administrator and manager of structured investment funds.

13

Companies

2 bi

Revenue

80

Investment Operations

35

Years of Experience

500 mi

Assets under Management

Company Values and History

Consistency

Strong activity in the South Region of Brazil and in the State of São Paulo, being closely related and recognised by the business community.

Entrepreneurship

Minority investment, prizing the leadership of the entrepreneur for the success of the business.

Systemic Vision

Strive for growth and adding value through support in the strategic, tactic and operational levels.

Relationship

Alignment of interests through relationship, trust and influence over the enterpreneurs.

1981

Fundation of CRP Companhia de Participações

1990

Launch of the second investment fund: CRP Caderi

1999

Launch of the first technology fund: RSTec, followed by SCTec and SPTec

2006

Launch of the growth capital fund: CRP VI Venture.

2010

Carrying further the growth trajectory, the growth capital fund CRP VII is launched.

2012

CRP launches the second growth capital fund: CRP Empreendedor.

Meet our

Leadership

    Partners with a long history of working together,
    with managerial experience across multiple sectors. Differentiated management model, with partners dedicated to each stage of the investment process and teams focused on the individualized monitoring of each invested company.

JOSÉ AUGUSTO ALBINO

JOSÉ AUGUSTO ALBINO

Head of Transactions/Venture Capital and Partner

JOÃO MARCELO EBOLI

JOÃO MARCELO EBOLI

Head of Prospection/Fund Raising and Partner

DALTON SCHMITT JUNIOR

DALTON SCHMITT JUNIOR

COO and Managing Partner

CLOVIS MEURER

CLOVIS MEURER

CEO and Managing Partner

OLGA KOLESZA

OLGA KOLESZA

CFO and Managing Partner

ANDRÉ LENZ

ANDRÉ LENZ

Head of Appraising/Monitoring and Partner

CRISTELL JUSTEN

CRISTELL JUSTEN

Controller

Meet our

Portfolio

Click to select the companies

aLavadeira.com
aLavadeira.com

Laundry Services

CRP Empreendedor and CVentures Primus Funds

Investment: Aug/15

São Paulo - SP

Website
Aquiris
Aquiris

Digital Games

CRP Empreendedor Fund

Investment: May/14

Porto Alegre - RS

Website
Grupo Ibero
Grupo Ibero

Auto parts

CRP Empreendedor Fund

Investment: Feb/15

Itaquaquecetuba - SP

Website
Carob House
Carob House

Healthy Food

CRP Empreendedor Fund

Investment: Sep/15

Campina Grande do Sul - PR

Website
JA Saúde Animal
JA Saúde Animal

Animal Health

CRP Empreendedor Fund

Investment: Nov/15

Patrocínio Paulista - SP

Website
NG de France
NG de France

Cosmectics

CRP Empreendedor Fund

Investment: Mar/16

Osório - RS

Website
Technoblu
Technoblu

Decorative accessories

Fundo CRP Empreendedor

Investment: Aug/12

Blumenau - SC

Website
BR Supply
BR Supply

Distribution of Supplies

CRP VI Fund

Investment: Dec/09

São Leopoldo - RS

Website
Keko
Keko

Automotive accessories

CRP VI Fund

Investment: Nov/07

Flores da Cunha - RS

Website
Grupo A
Grupo A

Publication of Periodicals

CRP VI Fund

Investment: Sep/09

Divestment: Mar/15

Porto Alegre - RS

Website
LG Tech
LG Tech

Lifts

CRP VI Fund

Investment: Mar/11

Divestment: Sep/13

Guaiba - RS

Website
Pisani
Pisani

Hard plastic products

CRP VI Fund

Investment: Aug/09

Divestment: Jul/13

Caxias do Sul - RS

Website
Sulmac
Sulmac

Equipment for slaughter and deboning

CRP VI Fund

Investment: Dec/09

Divestment: Nov/14

Guaporé - RS

Website
Teikon
Teikon

Electro-electronics Manufacturing

CRP VI Fund

Investment: Jul/06

São Leopoldo - RS

Website
Wallerius
Wallerius

Sweets and Food

VI Venture Fund

Investment: Dec/06

Divestment: Jul/08

Arroio do Meio - RS

Camera
Camera

Grains transformation

CRP VII Fund

Investment: Dec/10

Santa Rosa - RS

Website
ELO
ELO

Power meter

CRP VII Fund

Investment: Dec/12

Porto Alegre - RS

Website
Librelato
Librelato

Transportation Solutions

CRP VII Fund

Investment: Ago/11

Orleans - SC

Website
Medabil
Medabil

Metallic Structures

CRP VII Fund

Investment: Dec/12

Porto Alegre - RS

Website
LBR
LBR

Dairy Products

CRP VII Fund

Investment: May/10

Divestment: Jun/16

São Paulo - SP

Website
Braquip
Braquip

Services

SPTec Fund

Investment: Apr/05

Divestment: Sep/10

Jandira - SP

Direct Talk
Direct Talk

Software

SPTec Fund

Investment: Dec/04

Divestment: Feb/11

São Paulo - SP

Website
Immunoassay
Immunoassay

Biotecnology

SPTec Fund

Investment: Dec/04

São Paulo - SP

Linkware
Linkware

IT

SPTec Fund

Investment: Dec/02

São Paulo - SP

Brasil Agronegócios
Brasil Agronegócios

IT

SPTec Fund

Investment: Sep/05

São Paulo - SP

Trellis
Trellis

Electronics

SPTec Fund

Investment: Aug/04

Divestment: Dec/10

São Paulo - SP

3Di
3Di

IT

SCTec Fund

Investment: Dec/01

Florianópolis - SC

Aquamundi
Aquamundi

Solutions for water treatment.

SCTec Fund

Investment: Feb/04

São José - SC

Daiken
Daiken

Electronics

CRP VI Fund

Investment: Jan/07

Divestment: Apr/09

Colombo - PR

Digilab
Digilab

IT

SCTec Fund

Investment: Apr/01

Divestment: Sep/08

Florianópolis - SC

Gesplan
Gesplan

IT

SCTec Fund

Investment: Aug/02

Divestment: Dec/13

Florianópolis - SC

Website
Impacto
Impacto

Software

SCTec Fund

Investment: Dec/01

Divestment: Aug/14

Joinville - SC

Nano Endoluminal
Nano Endoluminal

Biotechnology

SCTec Fund

Investment: May/01

Florianópolis - SC

AG2
AG2

Digital Agency

RSTec Fund

Investment: May/01

Divestment: Aug/10

Pelotas - RS

Website
Apyon
Apyon

IT

RSTec Fund

Investment: Dec/03

São Leopoldo - RS

Brasil Mobilie
Brasil Mobilie

IT

RSTec Fund

Investment: May/02

Porto Alegre - RS

Chronos Check Forte
Chronos Check Forte

IT

RSTec Fund

Investment: Jul/01

Divestment: Nov/07

Porto Alegre - RS

Conectt
Conectt

IT

RSTec Fund

Investment: Jul/01

Divestment: Jul/08

Porto Alegre - RS

FK Biotec
FK Biotec

Biotechnology

RSTec Fund

Investment: Oct/00

Porto Alegre - RS

Website
Fulano
Fulano

IT

RSTec Fund

Investment: Dec/99

Divestment: Jun/08

São Paulo - SP

Gens
Gens

Software

RSTec Fund

Investment: Jul/01

Divestment: Dec/07

Porto Alegre - RS

Grano
Grano

Food

RSTec Fund

Investment: Feb/00

Divestment: May/10

Serafina Corrêa - RS

Website
Grupos Internet
Grupos Internet

IT

RSTec Fund

Investment: Jul/00

Divestment: Apr/09

Florianópolis - SC

Website
Hotel Bar
Hotel Bar

IT

RSTec Fund

Investment: May/01

Divestment: Dec/02

Porto Alegre - RS

Website
Plugar
Plugar

IT

RSTec Fund

Investment: Mar/00

Divestment: Aug/08

Porto Alegre - RS

Website
Ponfac
Ponfac

IT

RSTec Fund

Investment: Dec/99

Divestment: Apr/09

Porto Alegre - RS

Website
Uni5
Uni5

IT

RSTec Fund

Investment: Aug/07

Divestment: Oct/09

Porto Alegre - RS

Zumnet
Zumnet

IT

RSTec Fund

Investment: Jul/00

Porto Alegre - RS

Cemar
Cemar

Metal mechanical

CADERI Fund

Investment: Apr/99

Caxias do Sul - RS

Interdigital
Interdigital

Internet

CADERI Fund

Investment: Jan/99

Florianópolis - SC

Lupatech
Lupatech

Metal mechanical

CADERI Fund

Investment: Apr/94

Caxias do Sul - RS

Website
Metalpoxi
Metalpoxi

Auto parts

CADERI Fund

Investment: Apr/92

Caxias do Sul - RS

Nova Metal
Nova Metal

Metal mechanical

CADERI Fund

Investment: Sep/91

Caxias do Sul - RS

Nutec
Nutec

Internet

CADERI Fund

Investment: Jun/91

Porto Alegre - RS

PSA
PSA

Chemical

CADERI Fund

Investment: Jan/92

São Leopoldo - RS

Rooster
Rooster

Metal mechanical

CADERI Fund

Investment: Jan/95

Urussunga - SC

Rudick
Rudick

Metal mechanical

CADERI Fund

Investment: Apr/94

Cachoeirinha - RS

SOS Network
SOS Network

IT

CADERI Fund

Investment: Jun/96

Porto Alegre - RS

Umweltech
Umweltech

Chemical

CADERI Fund

Investment: Apr/92

Santa Cruz do Sul - RS

Vox Telecom
Vox Telecom

Electronics

CADERI Fund

Investment: Aug/97

Porto Alegre - RS

Artecola
Artecola

Chemical

CADERI Fund

Investment: Feb/90

Campo Bom - RS

Website
Barzenski
Barzenski

Furniture

CRP I Fund

Investment: Mar/84

Bento Gonçalves - RS

Curtume Erê
Curtume Erê

Tannery

CRP I Fund

Investment: Jun/85

Getúlio Vargas - RS

Digitel
Digitel

Electronics

CRP I Fund

Investment: Oct/84

Porto Alegre - RS

Website
Engemaq
Engemaq

Machinery

CRP I Fund

Investment: Nov/84

Caxias do Sul - RS

Website
Ikro
Ikro

Metal mechanical

CRP I Fund

Investment: Jun/82

Canoas - RS

Website
Aeromot
Aeromot

Aviation

CRP I Fund

Investment: May/85

Porto Alegre - RS

Website
Indelsul
Indelsul

Electronics

CRP I Fund

Investment: Dec/82

Cachoeirinha - RS

Website
Microinox
Microinox

Metal mechanical

CRP I Fund

Investment: Aug/87

Caxias do Sul - RS

Website
Mixertech
Mixertech

Electronics

CRP I Fund

Investment: May/85

Novo Hamburgo - RS

Noli
Noli

Biotechnology

CRP I Fund

Investment: Dec/82

Porto Alegre - RS

Polymax
Polymax

Electronics

CRP I Fund

Investment: Jun/83

Porto Alegre - RS

Quimisinos
Quimisinos

Chemicals

CRP I Fund

Investment: Dec/83

São Leopoldo - RS

STI
STI

Eletronics

CRP I Fund

Investment: Aug/87

Porto Alegre - RS

Vimar
Vimar

Chemical

CRP I Fund

Investment: May/83

Lajeado - RS

Neoprospecta
Neoprospecta

Microbiological diagnosys and analysis.

CVentures Primus Fund

Investment: Jun/16

Florianópolis - SC

Website
Seekr
Seekr

Social midia management and monitoring.

CVentures Primus Fund

Investment: Dec/14

Blumenau - SC

Website
Asaas
Asaas

Payment technology

CVentures Primus Fund

Investment: May/15

Joinville - SC

Website
Oktoplus
Oktoplus

Loyalty programs management.

CVentures Primus Fund

Investment: May/15

Florianópolis - SC

Website
Exact Sales
Exact Sales

Software for sales automation

CVentures Primus Fund

Investment: Jun/15

Florianópolis - SC

Website
Checkplant
Checkplant

Software for agricultural management.

CVentures Primus Fund

Investment: Mar/16

Pelotas - RS

Website
inTaxi
inTaxi

Out of Home digital midia.

CVentures Primus Fund

Investment: Apr/16

São Paulo - SP

Website
SumOne
SumOne

Marketing platform for the retail sector.

CVentures Primus Fund

Investment: 2016

Florianópolis - SC

Website
uMov.me
uMov.me

Mobile applications development platform.

CVentures Primus Fund

Investment: Jun/16

Porto Alegre - RS

Website
Hiper
Hiper

Management software for small retail stores.

CVentures Primus Fund

Investment: Oct/16

Brusque - SC

Website
Salux
Salux

Hospital Management Software.

CVentures Primus Fund

Investment: Jan/17

Porto Alegre - RS

Website
Some

Cases

They always know what is going on in the company. They are part of the company. It is a huge exchange of experiences."

(Entrepreneur from one of the companies invested by CRP in the last decade)

CRP was amazing in negotiating the sale of the company. They saw things in the negotiation that we couldn’t even imagine."

(Entrepreneur from one of the companies invested by CRP in the last decade)

There is a great respect for the figure of the leader manager, the entrepreneur. A greatness in the concept of management. It's amazing the balance they have of the business."

(Entrepreneur from one of the companies invested by CRP in the last decade)

It is a partnership built on trust. Personally, it is difficult to make an important strategic decision without consulting them first."

(Entrepreneur from one of the companies invested by CRP in the last decade)

From the first contact, CRP was already predicting that our company would have a great future, which I confess, even I couldn’t see."

(Entrepreneur from one of the companies invested by CRP in the last decade)

<strong>Fundamental performance in the corporate restructuring process of the company, and also in the strategy of growth and increase of results.</strong>

Fundamental performance in the corporate restructuring process of the company, and also in the strategy of growth and increase of results.

Family business, which had sold control of the company to an international group of the sector.
The entry of the CRP VI Fund had the objective of carrying out a complex corporate restructuring once the international partner had left the company, besides searching for a co-investor and leverage This entire process was coordinated by CRP.

<strong> Support to the entrepreneur for the improvement of an innovative business model, helping to structure the growth of the company.</strong>

Support to the entrepreneur for the improvement of an innovative business model, helping to structure the growth of the company.

Company with an innovative business model, acting in the chain of non-productive supplies. The investment of the CRP VI Fund allowed to scale up the operations of the company, increasing its productive capacity.
CRP's performance had an impact on the governance organization, implementation and monitoring of indicators, restructuring of the sales process and aggregation of executives, besides preparation and monitoring of strategic planning.

<strong>Active participation in the company’s trajectory, from the geographic expansion to the sale out to a large multinational. </strong>

Active participation in the company’s trajectory, from the geographic expansion to the sale out to a large multinational.

Invested in 2001 by the RSTec Fund still at an early stage, AG2 became one of the largest digital agencies of the country, being reference of innovation and creativity and serving some of the largest companies in Brazil. The combination of this differentiated market positioning with a governance and management structure, aside from a board of directors and independent external audit, made the company attractive to the largest international groups of the sector. AG2 was sold in 2010 to Publicis, one of the 3 largest advertising groups in the world.

These are our

Investment Funds

Growth Capital for

Small and Middle-Sized Companies

CRP VI Venture

Mutual Fund for emerging enterprises, focused on innovative companies and with differentiated investment projects.

  • Year of Launch: 2006
  • Size: BRL 60 million
  • Investment limit: BRL 12 million per company
  • Invested companies: 8
  • Companies in the portfolio: 2
  • Investors: BID/FOMIN, BNDESPar, FAPES, FINEP, PETROS, CAF and CRP
  • Status: Divestment
CRP Empreendedor

Investment fund with focus on innovative companies that in markets with good growth perspectives, with a consistent growth project and open to profissionalization and implementation of governance.

  • Year of Launch: 2012
  • Size: BRL 100 million
  • Investment limit: BRL 20 million per company
  • Invested companies: 7
  • Investors: BADESUL, BNDESPar, CAF, DESENVOLVE SP, ECONOMUS, PREVI, SEBRAE/RS and CRP
  • Status: Monitoring
Growth Capital for

Large Companies

CRP VII

Focused on companies with a bold project of growth and expansion through acceleration of organic growth or through mergers and acquisitions, and that present good future potential of opening capital or making strategic associations.

  • Year of Launch: 2010
  • Size: BRL 313 million
  • Investment limit: BRL 60 million per company
  • Companies invested: 4
  • Investors: PETROS, FUNCEF, BNDES, FINEP, FAPES, VALIA and CRP
  • Status: Monitoring

Technical Advisor

Fundos Cventures Primus
CVentures Primus Fund

Click here for more information: http://www.cventures.com.br/venture-capital

These are our

INVESTORS

Persistence is a word that describes CRP."

(Executive representing an important brazilian PE/VC investor)

Speed in the decision making, objectivity in the analysis and success in what they do."

(Entrepreneur from one of the companies invested by CRP in the 90s)

They have a long-term strategic nature of adding value to the business, and they do it very well, with total competence."

(Entrepreneur from one of the companies invested by CRP in the 80s)

CRP has always gone deep in whatever they do, always working with a level of commitment not easily found in the Market."

(Partner of one of the main PE/VC management companies in Brazil)

Rio Grande do Sul State Development Bank (BADESUL)

Rio Grande do Sul State Development Bank (BADESUL)

Investor in the CRP Empreendedor Fund.

Website
National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDESPAR)

National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDESPAR)

Investor in the funds CRP CADERI, RSTec, SPTec, SCTec, VI, VII and Empreendedor.

Website
Regional Development Bank of the Far South (BRDE)

Regional Development Bank of the Far South (BRDE)

Investor in the RSTec Fund.

Website
Celesc Social Security Foundation

Celesc Social Security Foundation

Investor in the SCTec Fund.

Website
São Paulo Development Agency

São Paulo Development Agency

Investor in the CRP Empreendedor Fund.

Website
Nossa Caixa Bank S/A Social Security Institute (Bank of Brazil)

Nossa Caixa Bank S/A Social Security Institute (Bank of Brazil)

Investor in the CRP Empreendedor Fund.

Website
Foundation for Assistance and Social Security of BNDES (FAPES)

Foundation for Assistance and Social Security of BNDES (FAPES)

Investor in the funds CRP VI and VII.

Website
Financier of Studies and Projects (FINEP)

Financier of Studies and Projects (FINEP)

Investor in the funds SPTec, CRP VI and VII.

Website
Investment Fund of the International Monetary Fund (FOMIN)

Investment Fund of the International Monetary Fund (FOMIN)

Investor in the funds RSTec, SCTec, CRP VI and CVentures Primus.

Website
Pension fund of Caixa Econômina Federal employees (FUNCEF)

Pension fund of Caixa Econômina Federal employees (FUNCEF)

Investor in the CRP VII Fund.

Website
International Finance Corporation, Development institution linked to the World Bank (IFC)

International Finance Corporation, Development institution linked to the World Bank (IFC)

Investor in the Funds CRP CADERI and CVentures Primus.

Website
Member of the Inter-American Development Bank, focused on the development of Latin America and the Caribbean (IIC)

Member of the Inter-American Development Bank, focused on the development of Latin America and the Caribbean (IIC)

Investor in the CRP CADERI Fund.

Website
Private Pension of the Evangelical Church of Lutheran Confession in Brazil

Private Pension of the Evangelical Church of Lutheran Confession in Brazil

Investor in the CRP Empreendedor Fund.

Website
Private Pension Plan for Petrobras Employees (PETROS)

Private Pension Plan for Petrobras Employees (PETROS)

Investor in the funds CRP VI and VII.

Website
Private Pension Plan of Banco do Brasil Employees

Private Pension Plan of Banco do Brasil Employees

Investor in the CRP Empreendedor Fund.

Website
FIESC Private Pension Fund

FIESC Private Pension Fund

Investor in the SCTec Fund.

Website
Brazilian Support Service to Micro and Small Enterprises

Brazilian Support Service to Micro and Small Enterprises

Investor in the funds RSTec, SCTec, SPTec and CRP Empreendedor.

Website
Private Pension Plan of Vale's Employees

Private Pension Plan of Vale's Employees

Investor in the CRP VII Fund.

Website
Latin American Development Bank

Latin American Development Bank

Investor in the funds CRP VI, CRP Empreendedor and CVentures Primus

Website

Compliance and Risks (ICVM 558/2015)

The compliance structure aims to assure the relationship with shareholders, investors, partners, clients, competitiors, suppliers and service providers and is being performed according to ethical standards, compliance rules, internal processes and current legislation.

The Compliance Committee of CRP Companhia de Participações is composed of two directors and a representative of the Controllership. It is responsible for monitoring, implementing, reviewing and encouraging the internal control systems of CRP's employees, aiming to ensure that activities are being performed in accordance with established rules and controls, through the dissemination of high ethical and integrity standards.

The compliance, conduct and internal control policies are applicable to all employees of the company, were defined and approved by the Compliance Committee and are available here, in accordance with ICVM 558/2015.