Patrice joined Advent in 1997 and started the firm’s investment operations in Brazil. As one of Advent’s global Managing Partners, he helps oversee the firm’s strategic direction and investment activities, with a particular focus on Latin America. He has worked on 26 Advent investments, including Caldic, GrupoBIG (formerly Walmart Brazil), Grupo CRM, International Meal Company, Merama, Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá and Tigre. Before joining Advent, Patrice was a partner at International Venture Partners in São Paulo.
Patrice received an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of São Paulo, a master’s in industrial engineering from École Centrale de Paris and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.