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The NSTech and Praxio merger will consolidate their leadership in Latin America. The round will finance their M&A strategy and also their vision to offer a complete end-to-end solution for their ecosystem.

Sao Paulo, June 30, 2021 – NSTech, Brazil’s largest logistics technology platform, and Praxio, a technology solutions hub for road freight and passenger transport, announced today a merger that will allow them to put together the most complete ecosystem of logistics and mobility technology in Latin America.

In parallel with the deal, the companies are investing USD 100 million in capital, led by SK Tarpon, through Niche Partners – the fund’s hub focused on investments in leading companies in niche markets – and Greenbridge, a private equity company that invests globally in technology companies and was founded by Swedish Ola Rollen and Melker Schorling (respectively the CEO and main shareholder of HEXAGON AB – a technology company listed on the Stockholm stock exchange with a market value of $35 billion), together with Brazilian investor Eduardo Steinberg, a tech entrepreneur and former CEO of Hexagon Ventures.
The move will help boost growth for the companies, which will be achieved organically and through new acquisitions – 65% of the new capital will be used for acquisitions. Associated with a debt strategy, the investment capacity will be USD 100 million, focused on the passenger, TMS, marketplace and fintech markets, enabling the expansion of the most complete digital platform for the cargo and passenger road transport chains.

The merger means that NSTech now serves six main types of customers: cargo carriers, shippers, drivers, players in passenger transport, insurers and insurance brokers specialized in transportation. The goal is to offer a simple and complete solution that contributes to the growth of customers and supports them in the pursuit of better operational efficiency.

“Potential M&A’s will also be facilitated with the merger. We will also prepare the new company for its IPO, which should happen within three years,” says Vasco Oliveira, a partner at SK Tarpon and CEO of Niche Partners, with more than 20 years’ experience in logistics.

The merger will also allow NSTech to extend its leadership in the logistics and mobility tech sector in Latin America, just over eight months since it made its first acquisition of Buonny, a leading Brazilian tech company for logistics risk management and productivity.

The deal’s figures are impressive. NSTech now has an Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) of $70 million, with over 90% recurring revenue. The company now has 28,000 customers and 14 products, eight of them leaders – with high gross margins and plenty of room for organic growth. The platform also includes the most extensive database in the sector, with more than 1.8 million registered drivers and USD 2.5 trillion of cargo a year, in addition to more than 90 million loads carried per month. For 2021, NSTech forecasts EBITDA of approximately USD 20 million, not including further acquisitions.

Long Term

Despite the potential IPO, both Greenbridge and SK Tarpon hve a long-term commitment to the platform. “The IPO is just one step in the journey, which will allow us to continue expanding the company into other markets, especially in Latin America,” says Eduardo Steinberg, a partner at Greenbridge. “We already operate in Mexico and will begin expansion in Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador. Some of our solutions are also very adherent to mature markets, such as the USA and Europe,” says Vasco.

NSTech tackles one of the main obstacles to Brazil’s development – inefficiency in the transport network. Brazil currently spends more than 12% of GDP on logistics, compared to approximately 7% in the USA. About 40% of the fleet runs empty, with no loads. Furthermore, Brazil ranks third in cargo theft globally, two positions behind Mexico, which tops the list – and it suffers a high volume of accidents on federal roads involving trucks: approximately 20,000 a year. The data is from NSTech, compiled from various sources.

A significant part of the solution to these obstacles can be supplied through technology, which helps companies be more productive while mitigating theft and accidents.

About SK Tarpon and Niche Partners

SK Tarpon has created an ecosystem with interdependent hubs from the lessons learned over its 18 years in business, each focused on a different market with dedicated teams and great depth – this is the SK Tarpon ecosystem.

Its approach involves drawing up investment theses, running robust investment diligence and approval processes, valuing business legacies and existing talents, setting a new pace in management and identifying, with investment management, levers to set business growth in motion.

Niche Partners, part of SK Tarpon’s ecosystem, was created to seek partnerships with leading companies in niche markets to maximize and establish these entrepreneurs’ legacies since its strategy provides for the maintenance of brands, cultures, and management teams to take companies to a new performance level. As the focus of its investments the company looks for significant margins, recurring revenue, exceptional management teams, competitive and technological differentials and asset-light business models that generate cash.

About Greenbridge

Greenbridge is a privately held investment firm with a focus on technology in mature and emerging markets. Greenbridge Partners’ strategy is to make long-term investments in a limited number of holdings in which it can enhance the value as an active shareholder. The team has valuable experience in both technology and strategy and aims to work closely with its portfolio companies’ management to transform businesses into global leaders.

About NSTech

NSTech is the largest logistics technology platform in Brazil. Created in 2021, the thesis is managed by Niche Partners. Prior to the merger with Praxio the operation consolidated four groups of companies around a holding company: Buonny, Opentech, AT&M, and Brasil Risk, leaders in the Brazilian logistics market, with almost 20,000 customers and the largest database in the segment.
The purpose of bringing companies together under the NSTech umbrella is to generate value for the country through the optimization of the logistics sector, contributing to the success, growth, and profitability of five major categories of customers: drivers, carriers, shippers, insurance brokers and insurance companies that operate in cargo transport.

NSTech supports the group’s companies to be more efficient in their logistics: optimization of financial resources, faster deliveries, reduction of CO2 emissions, accidents and thefts.

About Praxio

Praxio is a supplier of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to the transportation and logistics industries, active in both the passenger and cargo segments. Headquartered in São Paulo, the company has offices in seven states and is present throughout Brazil. The company grew organically and through acquisitions in the past years, adding to its portfolio important companies like: Hive.Cloud, Autumn, Avacon and Fusion.

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Conjuntamente com a aquisição da empresa Brasil Risk, a gestora anuncia a holding que visa criar uma completa solução de tecnologia para a logística na América Latina.

A SK Tarpon anuncia a criação da NSTech, maior plataforma de tecnologia para logística do Brasil. A tese será gerida pela Niche Partners, que faz parte do ecossistema da gestora e que busca investimentos em empresas líderes em mercados de nicho, tendo desenvolvido uma tese ligada à tecnologia para a cadeia de Supply Chain.

A NSTech chega conjuntamente com a aquisição da empresa Brasil Risk, líder no mercado de gerenciamento de risco e gestão de logística para grandes embarcadores e transportadoras – em especial para mercado de Fast Moving Consumer Goods, eletroeletrônicos e químicos, o que a consolida como a maior do país no seu segmento.

A plataforma tecnológica NSTech congrega atualmente quatro grupos de empresas, que possuem maior banco de dados do setor e quase 20 mil clientes. A plataforma vai ajudar os clientes a serem mais eficientes na sua logística: gastar menos, fazer entregas mais rápidas, de maneira mais simples e ágil, reduzindo a emissão de CO2, acidentes e roubos. Atualmente as empresas que formam a holding são:

  • Buonny, empresa líder nacional no segmento de tecnologia para gerenciamento de risco e produtividade logística, possuindo o maior banco de dados de motoristas do Brasil. A Buonny é líder absoluta no segmento voltado para pequenas e médias transportadoras, com mais de 12 mil clientes desse perfil, além de muito forte no varejo e agronegócio.
  • Opentech, líder brasileira em gestão logística e gerenciamento de risco para operações complexas, operadores logísticos, empresas de produtos frigorificados e farmacêuticos, diferenciada pela sua tecnologia e inovação;
  • AT&M, líder inconteste no mercado de averbação de carga, com integração com mais de 400 ERPs e TMS e cerca de 70 milhões de documentos averbados mensalmente, que representam um valor transportado superior a R$1,2 trilhão ao mês;
  • Brasil Risk, líder no mercado de GR para grandes embarcadores e transportadoras, em especial no mercado de Fast Moving Consumer Goods, eletroeletrônicos, e-commerce e químicos, se destacando pela sua capacidade de customização.

 

O propósito de reunir as empresas no guarda-chuva da NSTech será gerar valor para o país por meio da otimização do setor logístico, contribuindo com o sucesso e crescimento com rentabilidade de cinco grandes categorias de clientes: motoristas, transportadores, embarcadores, corretores de seguro e seguradoras que atuam no transporte de carga.

Existem uma infinidade de softwares e serviços, hoje com soluções muito focadas, porém pouco integradas, e em especial com uma base de dados totalmente fragmentada e de má qualidade. Acreditamos que podemos ajudar nossos clientes a serem mais eficientes e lucrativos. Por isso, estamos criando uma solução com tecnologia de ponta e integração total, para resolver todo e qualquer problema ligado a logística, iniciando pelo transporte rodoviário”, diz Vasco Carvalho Oliveira Neto, CEO da Niche Partners e sócio da SK Tarpon.

As empresas somadas possuem atualmente oito produtos de alto valor para o setor da logística – sendo líder em cinco deles, com altas margens brutas e modelo SaaS, ARR de R$ 249 milhões, sendo 97% recorrente, e um net retention rate de 104%, o que atesta a qualidade dos produtos.

Atualmente a NSTech tem um pipeline de M&A de mais de 15 empresas, que visam complementar o portfólio de produtos para criar uma plataforma One Stop Shop, que simplificará a vida do cliente que poderá resolver seus problemas com apenas um click. Além disso, a plataforma é agnóstica, operando com potenciais concorrentes por acreditar que quem manda é o cliente, e que a coopetição veio para ficar. O objetivo é consolidar o setor na América Latina, onde já opera no México há mais um ano e atualmente está iniciando operações através de demandas de clientes na Colômbia, Peru e Equador.

Ao final do dia, geramos valor para os consumidores finais e para os países como um todo. Uma logística mais barata, rápida e segura é o que todos queremos. Temos a visão de que a tecnologia, o uso intensivo da inteligência artificial, aliados a um time excepcional, são a melhor forma de endereçar estas questões. O propósito é criar valor para o mundo, por meio da otimização da logística. O Brasil gasta hoje cerca de 12% do PIB com logística contra 7% dos Estados Unidos. Mais de 40% dos nossos caminhões rodam vazios, gerando poluição, trânsitos e acidentes que poderiam ser evitados. Além disso, somos o 3º maior país do mundo em roubo de carga e temos anualmente mais de 18 mil acidentes de trânsito só em rodovias federais envolvendo caminhões. Juntos com os empreendedores que fundaram estas empresas excepcionais e um time fora de série, vamos mudar essa realidade. Seremos referência em ESG, e instrumentos indispensáveis para as empresas que se preocupam com o tema”, reflete Vasco.

O empreendedor esteve à frente da estruturação da tese e dispõe de mais de 21 anos de vasta e comprovada experiência na indústria de logística, varejo e agronegócio. O modelo de negócio da holding foi inspirado na Roper Technologies, companhia americana centenária e que investe em empresas líderes de nicho, com um Market Cap de aproximadamente US$46 bilhões, e que desde o seu IPO superou o índice S&P em cerca de 5x.

As empresas da NSTech seguirão operando com 100% de autonomia e independência, mas com uma visão do todo, ou seja, sempre pensando no sucesso dos clientes. O êxito deles será o nosso. Dois fatores foram fundamentais para o êxito destas empresas até aqui: cultura e foco. Acreditamos muito nisso, e vamos ajudar a reforçar e evoluir seus modelos, contribuindo para perpetuar os sonhos de seus fundadores. Nossa responsabilidade é enorme e vamos honrar as suas histórias de muita garra e determinação”, complementa Vasco.

The company receives its second institutional investment round after significant growth in recent months.

São Paulo, 10 february 2021 – The largest platform for emotional health and personal development in Brazil, Zenklub announces the conclusion of an investment round led by SK Tarpon and GK Ventures, with the participation of the current Portuguese investor Indico. The transaction takes place through the Kamaroopin managers, which strategy is to invest and support companies in a phase of accelerated growth in the creation of lasting value, and GK Ventures, an impact fund that seeks to support companies that are working to solve relevant problems in the country. Zenklub is the first investment of these managers in the health market, which thesis arose from the realization of people’s needs in the search for the improvement of integral health, bringing mental and social balance as a broader health concept. The investment marks the second institutional fundraising round for Zenklub. With the new capital contribution, the startup has an additional R$ 45 million to sustain growth and develop strategic projects in the sector.

Founded in 2016, Zenklub saw the number of clients increase by 515% and the number of online sessions jumped to 50 thousand per month in 2020. Today the platform offers online sessions with more than 800 psychologists, psychoanalysts, coaches and therapists, in addition to socio-emotional education training and a strategic data solution for Human Resources and leadership. Last year, demand for healthcare solutions for companies grew by 1,683% and Zenklub started 2021 serving more than 200 corporate customers.

According to Rui Brandão, the startup’s CEO and cofounder, with the investment, Zenklub reinforces cash to boost its growth in 2021. “We want to take the corporate emotional health project to another level, contributing as a consultancy and offering data to the market. The investment will further enhance our professional training and education projects, investing in technologies and using telepsychology expertise to develop the sector. In addition, we will work on customizing the platform according to the needs of each individual, thus creating specific emotional development plans”, he adds.

Pedro Faria, SK Tarpon and Kamaroopin´s co-founder, said the coronavirus pandemic only showed an old problem that was not always understood by the majority of the population, mainly due to a stigma and lack of understanding of its dimensions and manifestations in health as a whole. “We found Zenklub to be a great opportunity to act on a problem of global dimensions, which, due to the lack of treatment, costs more than US $ 1 trillion to the world economy, with Brazil being one of the leaders in terms of anxiety and depression”, he explains. SK Tarpon joined GK Ventures in a project that aims to strengthen the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) movement, bringing companies and professionals as partners to improve individual health and productivity through solutions that cover not only physical health, but mainly the balance between mental and social. The partnership aims to look at the segment from a global perspective, in search of best practices at a global level that address consumer needs.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Brazil is the country with the highest rate of people with anxiety disorders in the world and fifth in cases of depression. WHO data show that the problem is not limited only to Brazil, but is global in scope. In 2020, there are more than 320 million people in the world with depression and 260 million with anxiety, and most of them without any type of treatment. According to data from IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), released at the end of last year, the diagnosis of depression by professionals in the sector rose 32.2% in six years, reaching 16.3 million adults in Brazil.

About Zenklub

Zenklub is the largest platform for emotional health and personal development in Brazil. Created in 2016 by doctor Rui Brandão and PhD in computing and telecommunications José Simões, it currently serves companies in more than 980 cities and Brazilians in 124 countries. The platform offers online sessions with more than 500 psychologists, psychoanalysts, coaches and therapists, as well as content in text, audio, video and several other tools in its application. Today, Zenklub impacts 1.5 million people per month and more than 200 companies, including Votorantim Energia, Natura, Qualicorp, Tecnisa and Loggi.

About SK Tarpon and Kamaroopin

Tarpon has a new design, in which dreams, capital and talent are at the service of entrepreneurship, innovation and corporate legacy. From the learning of its 18 years of history, the company set up an ecosystem of new another managers companies, each one focused on a different business, through of dedicated teams and very much profundity – this is the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Among its managers is located the Kamaroopin, whose purpose is to acceletate the growth of companies, under a collaborative management and concentrated on supporting its business investments. Its approach consists in the elaboration of highly proprietary investment theses, aimed specially on assets related to change of consumption habits, with the conduct of robust diligence and investment approval processes, valuing the business legacy and the team talents, creating a new pace in management and in partnership with the investee companies, to leverage the business growth.

About the Good Karma Ventures

Founded by Eduardo Mufarej, GK Ventures exists to bring together people, resources and knowledge, looking for solutions to relevant problems in Brazil. Its mission is to support social impact initiatives or businesses that have a clear purpose; with enormous potential for scalability; to resolve urgent issues; and that presents great perspectives to the financial results.

Press Information

Zenklub – VCRP Brasil

Laura Sanders – laura@vcrpbrasil.com / +55 31 99550-1279
Ludmilla Amaral – ludmilla@vcrpbrasil.com

SK Tarpon – Loures Consultoria

Jonathas Ruiz – sktarpon@loures.com.br / +55 11 993857406
Thais de Araujo – sktarpon@loures.com.br / +55 11 99137-0064

The company receives its second institutional investment round after significant growth in recent months.

São Paulo, 10 february 2021 – The largest platform for emotional health and personal development in Brazil, Zenklub announces the conclusion of an investment round led by SK Tarpon and GK Ventures, with the participation of the current Portuguese investor Indico. The transaction takes place through the Kamaroopin managers, which strategy is to invest and support companies in a phase of accelerated growth in the creation of lasting value, and GK Ventures, an impact fund that seeks to support companies that are working to solve relevant problems in the country. Zenklub is the first investment of these managers in the health market, which thesis arose from the realization of people’s needs in the search for the improvement of integral health, bringing mental and social balance as a broader health concept. The investment marks the second institutional fundraising round for Zenklub. With the new capital contribution, the startup has an additional R$ 45 million to sustain growth and develop strategic projects in the sector.

Founded in 2016, Zenklub saw the number of clients increase by 515% and the number of online sessions jumped to 50 thousand per month in 2020. Today the platform offers online sessions with more than 800 psychologists, psychoanalysts, coaches and therapists, in addition to socio-emotional education training and a strategic data solution for Human Resources and leadership. Last year, demand for healthcare solutions for companies grew by 1,683% and Zenklub started 2021 serving more than 200 corporate customers.

According to Rui Brandão, the startup’s CEO and cofounder, with the investment, Zenklub reinforces cash to boost its growth in 2021. “We want to take the corporate emotional health project to another level, contributing as a consultancy and offering data to the market. The investment will further enhance our professional training and education projects, investing in technologies and using telepsychology expertise to develop the sector. In addition, we will work on customizing the platform according to the needs of each individual, thus creating specific emotional development plans”, he adds.

Pedro Faria, SK Tarpon and Kamaroopin´s co-founder, said the coronavirus pandemic only showed an old problem that was not always understood by the majority of the population, mainly due to a stigma and lack of understanding of its dimensions and manifestations in health as a whole. “We found Zenklub to be a great opportunity to act on a problem of global dimensions, which, due to the lack of treatment, costs more than US $ 1 trillion to the world economy, with Brazil being one of the leaders in terms of anxiety and depression”, he explains. SK Tarpon joined GK Ventures in a project that aims to strengthen the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) movement, bringing companies and professionals as partners to improve individual health and productivity through solutions that cover not only physical health, but mainly the balance between mental and social. The partnership aims to look at the segment from a global perspective, in search of best practices at a global level that address consumer needs.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Brazil is the country with the highest rate of people with anxiety disorders in the world and fifth in cases of depression. WHO data show that the problem is not limited only to Brazil, but is global in scope. In 2020, there are more than 320 million people in the world with depression and 260 million with anxiety, and most of them without any type of treatment. According to data from IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), released at the end of last year, the diagnosis of depression by professionals in the sector rose 32.2% in six years, reaching 16.3 million adults in Brazil.

About Zenklub

Zenklub is the largest platform for emotional health and personal development in Brazil. Created in 2016 by doctor Rui Brandão and PhD in computing and telecommunications José Simões, it currently serves companies in more than 980 cities and Brazilians in 124 countries. The platform offers online sessions with more than 500 psychologists, psychoanalysts, coaches and therapists, as well as content in text, audio, video and several other tools in its application. Today, Zenklub impacts 1.5 million people per month and more than 200 companies, including Votorantim Energia, Natura, Qualicorp, Tecnisa and Loggi.

About SK Tarpon and Kamaroopin

Tarpon has a new design, in which dreams, capital and talent are at the service of entrepreneurship, innovation and corporate legacy. From the learning of its 18 years of history, the company set up an ecosystem of new another managers companies, each one focused on a different business, through of dedicated teams and very much profundity – this is the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Among its managers is located the Kamaroopin, whose purpose is to acceletate the growth of companies, under a collaborative management and concentrated on supporting its business investments. Its approach consists in the elaboration of highly proprietary investment theses, aimed specially on assets related to change of consumption habits, with the conduct of robust diligence and investment approval processes, valuing the business legacy and the team talents, creating a new pace in management and in partnership with the investee companies, to leverage the business growth.

About the Good Karma Ventures

Founded by Eduardo Mufarej, GK Ventures exists to bring together people, resources and knowledge, looking for solutions to relevant problems in Brazil. Its mission is to support social impact initiatives or businesses that have a clear purpose; with enormous potential for scalability; to resolve urgent issues; and that presents great perspectives to the financial results.

Press Information

Zenklub – VCRP Brasil

Laura Sanders – laura@vcrpbrasil.com / +55 31 99550-1279
Ludmilla Amaral – ludmilla@vcrpbrasil.com

SK Tarpon – Loures Consultoria

Jonathas Ruiz – sktarpon@loures.com.br / +55 11 993857406
Thais de Araujo – sktarpon@loures.com.br / +55 11 99137-0064

The company receives its second institutional investment round after significant growth in recent months.

São Paulo, 10 february 2021 – The largest platform for emotional health and personal development in Brazil, Zenklub announces the conclusion of an investment round led by SK Tarpon and GK Ventures, with the participation of the current Portuguese investor Indico. The transaction takes place through the Kamaroopin managers, which strategy is to invest and support companies in a phase of accelerated growth in the creation of lasting value, and GK Ventures, an impact fund that seeks to support companies that are working to solve relevant problems in the country. Zenklub is the first investment of these managers in the health market, which thesis arose from the realization of people’s needs in the search for the improvement of integral health, bringing mental and social balance as a broader health concept. The investment marks the second institutional fundraising round for Zenklub. With the new capital contribution, the startup has an additional R$ 45 million to sustain growth and develop strategic projects in the sector.

Founded in 2016, Zenklub saw the number of clients increase by 515% and the number of online sessions jumped to 50 thousand per month in 2020. Today the platform offers online sessions with more than 800 psychologists, psychoanalysts, coaches and therapists, in addition to socio-emotional education training and a strategic data solution for Human Resources and leadership. Last year, demand for healthcare solutions for companies grew by 1,683% and Zenklub started 2021 serving more than 200 corporate customers.

According to Rui Brandão, the startup’s CEO and cofounder, with the investment, Zenklub reinforces cash to boost its growth in 2021. “We want to take the corporate emotional health project to another level, contributing as a consultancy and offering data to the market. The investment will further enhance our professional training and education projects, investing in technologies and using telepsychology expertise to develop the sector. In addition, we will work on customizing the platform according to the needs of each individual, thus creating specific emotional development plans”, he adds.

Pedro Faria, SK Tarpon and Kamaroopin´s co-founder, said the coronavirus pandemic only showed an old problem that was not always understood by the majority of the population, mainly due to a stigma and lack of understanding of its dimensions and manifestations in health as a whole. “We found Zenklub to be a great opportunity to act on a problem of global dimensions, which, due to the lack of treatment, costs more than US $ 1 trillion to the world economy, with Brazil being one of the leaders in terms of anxiety and depression”, he explains. SK Tarpon joined GK Ventures in a project that aims to strengthen the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) movement, bringing companies and professionals as partners to improve individual health and productivity through solutions that cover not only physical health, but mainly the balance between mental and social. The partnership aims to look at the segment from a global perspective, in search of best practices at a global level that address consumer needs.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Brazil is the country with the highest rate of people with anxiety disorders in the world and fifth in cases of depression. WHO data show that the problem is not limited only to Brazil, but is global in scope. In 2020, there are more than 320 million people in the world with depression and 260 million with anxiety, and most of them without any type of treatment. According to data from IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), released at the end of last year, the diagnosis of depression by professionals in the sector rose 32.2% in six years, reaching 16.3 million adults in Brazil.

About Zenklub

Zenklub is the largest platform for emotional health and personal development in Brazil. Created in 2016 by doctor Rui Brandão and PhD in computing and telecommunications José Simões, it currently serves companies in more than 980 cities and Brazilians in 124 countries. The platform offers online sessions with more than 500 psychologists, psychoanalysts, coaches and therapists, as well as content in text, audio, video and several other tools in its application. Today, Zenklub impacts 1.5 million people per month and more than 200 companies, including Votorantim Energia, Natura, Qualicorp, Tecnisa and Loggi.

About SK Tarpon and Kamaroopin

Tarpon has a new design, in which dreams, capital and talent are at the service of entrepreneurship, innovation and corporate legacy. From the learning of its 18 years of history, the company set up an ecosystem of new another managers companies, each one focused on a different business, through of dedicated teams and very much profundity – this is the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Among its managers is located the Kamaroopin, whose purpose is to acceletate the growth of companies, under a collaborative management and concentrated on supporting its business investments. Its approach consists in the elaboration of highly proprietary investment theses, aimed specially on assets related to change of consumption habits, with the conduct of robust diligence and investment approval processes, valuing the business legacy and the team talents, creating a new pace in management and in partnership with the investee companies, to leverage the business growth.

About the Good Karma Ventures

Founded by Eduardo Mufarej, GK Ventures exists to bring together people, resources and knowledge, looking for solutions to relevant problems in Brazil. Its mission is to support social impact initiatives or businesses that have a clear purpose; with enormous potential for scalability; to resolve urgent issues; and that presents great perspectives to the financial results.

Press Information

Zenklub – VCRP Brasil

Laura Sanders – laura@vcrpbrasil.com / +55 31 99550-1279
Ludmilla Amaral – ludmilla@vcrpbrasil.com

SK Tarpon – Loures Consultoria

Jonathas Ruiz – sktarpon@loures.com.br / +55 11 993857406
Thais de Araujo – sktarpon@loures.com.br / +55 11 99137-0064

The company receives its second institutional investment round after significant growth in recent months.

São Paulo, 10 february 2021 – The largest platform for emotional health and personal development in Brazil, Zenklub announces the conclusion of an investment round led by SK Tarpon and GK Ventures, with the participation of the current Portuguese investor Indico. The transaction takes place through the Kamaroopin managers, which strategy is to invest and support companies in a phase of accelerated growth in the creation of lasting value, and GK Ventures, an impact fund that seeks to support companies that are working to solve relevant problems in the country. Zenklub is the first investment of these managers in the health market, which thesis arose from the realization of people’s needs in the search for the improvement of integral health, bringing mental and social balance as a broader health concept. The investment marks the second institutional fundraising round for Zenklub. With the new capital contribution, the startup has an additional R$ 45 million to sustain growth and develop strategic projects in the sector.

Founded in 2016, Zenklub saw the number of clients increase by 515% and the number of online sessions jumped to 50 thousand per month in 2020. Today the platform offers online sessions with more than 800 psychologists, psychoanalysts, coaches and therapists, in addition to socio-emotional education training and a strategic data solution for Human Resources and leadership. Last year, demand for healthcare solutions for companies grew by 1,683% and Zenklub started 2021 serving more than 200 corporate customers.

According to Rui Brandão, the startup’s CEO and cofounder, with the investment, Zenklub reinforces cash to boost its growth in 2021. “We want to take the corporate emotional health project to another level, contributing as a consultancy and offering data to the market. The investment will further enhance our professional training and education projects, investing in technologies and using telepsychology expertise to develop the sector. In addition, we will work on customizing the platform according to the needs of each individual, thus creating specific emotional development plans”, he adds.

Pedro Faria, SK Tarpon and Kamaroopin´s co-founder, said the coronavirus pandemic only showed an old problem that was not always understood by the majority of the population, mainly due to a stigma and lack of understanding of its dimensions and manifestations in health as a whole. “We found Zenklub to be a great opportunity to act on a problem of global dimensions, which, due to the lack of treatment, costs more than US $ 1 trillion to the world economy, with Brazil being one of the leaders in terms of anxiety and depression”, he explains. SK Tarpon joined GK Ventures in a project that aims to strengthen the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) movement, bringing companies and professionals as partners to improve individual health and productivity through solutions that cover not only physical health, but mainly the balance between mental and social. The partnership aims to look at the segment from a global perspective, in search of best practices at a global level that address consumer needs.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Brazil is the country with the highest rate of people with anxiety disorders in the world and fifth in cases of depression. WHO data show that the problem is not limited only to Brazil, but is global in scope. In 2020, there are more than 320 million people in the world with depression and 260 million with anxiety, and most of them without any type of treatment. According to data from IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), released at the end of last year, the diagnosis of depression by professionals in the sector rose 32.2% in six years, reaching 16.3 million adults in Brazil.

About Zenklub

Zenklub is the largest platform for emotional health and personal development in Brazil. Created in 2016 by doctor Rui Brandão and PhD in computing and telecommunications José Simões, it currently serves companies in more than 980 cities and Brazilians in 124 countries. The platform offers online sessions with more than 500 psychologists, psychoanalysts, coaches and therapists, as well as content in text, audio, video and several other tools in its application. Today, Zenklub impacts 1.5 million people per month and more than 200 companies, including Votorantim Energia, Natura, Qualicorp, Tecnisa and Loggi.

About SK Tarpon and Kamaroopin

Tarpon has a new design, in which dreams, capital and talent are at the service of entrepreneurship, innovation and corporate legacy. From the learning of its 18 years of history, the company set up an ecosystem of new another managers companies, each one focused on a different business, through of dedicated teams and very much profundity – this is the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Among its managers is located the Kamaroopin, whose purpose is to acceletate the growth of companies, under a collaborative management and concentrated on supporting its business investments. Its approach consists in the elaboration of highly proprietary investment theses, aimed specially on assets related to change of consumption habits, with the conduct of robust diligence and investment approval processes, valuing the business legacy and the team talents, creating a new pace in management and in partnership with the investee companies, to leverage the business growth.

About the Good Karma Ventures

Founded by Eduardo Mufarej, GK Ventures exists to bring together people, resources and knowledge, looking for solutions to relevant problems in Brazil. Its mission is to support social impact initiatives or businesses that have a clear purpose; with enormous potential for scalability; to resolve urgent issues; and that presents great perspectives to the financial results.

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The initially-planned outlay of R$ 300 million will be invested in companies to improve the efficiency of national logistics through the intensive use of technology and data

São Paulo, November 30, 2020 – Today SK Tarpon announced an investment in Buonny, a leading Brazilian technology company in the logistics-risk management and productivity segment. This is the first investment led by Niche Partners, part of the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Niche Partners focuses on leading companies in niche markets and has developed a thesis linked to supply chain technologies, a sector that has been undergoing a digitalization process which has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

With operations throughout Brazil and other Mercosur countries, Buonny offers technologies and a range of security and logistics operations management solutions. These include modular, adaptable options for any size and type of logistics project – shippers, transport companies, logistics operators or self-employed drivers. Buonny is currently responsible for managing more than R$ 400 billion a year in transported cargo.

For Vasco Oliveira, the partner at SK Tarpon who is in charge of the project, the investment in Buonny was motivated by its consistent growth and results in recent years, mainly based on proprietary software. “The company’s revenue is predominantly from technology, with more than 90% of it recurrent,” explains Oliveira. Other important differentials include the quality of Buonny’s team, the reputation of its partners, the fact that it has the largest and best database in the sector – with 1.8 million registered drivers, which is central to the strategy – and its portfolio of more than 13,000 active clients.

SK Tarpon’s investment in Buonny is aimed at enhancing and perpetuating the legacy of entrepreneurs Cyro Buonavoglia and Eliel Fernandes, who founded the company 25 years ago and will continue to lead Buonny’s management as senior partners in the business. “The idea is to maintain the brand, culture and team, but with our expertise in management, investments and entrepreneurship, we want to take the company to a new level in terms of operational and financial performance,” says Oliveira, who founded AGV Logística, is co-founder and President of the Brazilian Logistics Operators Association (Abol) and has 22 years’ experience in the logistics sector.

Cyro Buonavoglia, now on the Board of Directors, says that “Niche is the ideal partner to drive the company’s growth, not only because of their knowledge of the supply chain and technology market but also their management philosophy and business model, focused on creating value with a long-term vision and preserving successful companies’ DNAs and operational autonomy.”

Eliel Fernandes, Buonny’s CEO, says the relationship with SK Tarpon was love at first sight. “In addition to the cultural alignment, Niche’s team has added expertise and investment capacity to Buonny that will be fundamental for this new phase of innovations. Data and people will make a bigger and bigger difference going forward. We want to continue innovating and staying ahead of the market and we could not have found a better partner for this new cycle,” celebrates Fernandes.

About SK Tarpon and Niche Partners

Tarpon offers a new design in which dreams, capital and talent are at the service of entrepreneurship, innovation and business legacies. The expertise accumulated in the company’s 18- year history has created an ecosystem of new fund managers, each focused on a different branch of activity, with dedicated teams and tremendous depth – namely, the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Among the new managers is Niche Partners, founded on a philosophy of partnerships with leading companies in niche markets to enhance and perpetuate their legacies. This strategy maintains brands, cultures and management teams, while Niche’s management team helps companies get to new levels. In addition to leaders, Niche focuses on solid margins, recurring revenue, exceptional management teams, competitive and technological differentials and asset-light business models that generate cash.

About Buonny

A leading road-transport risk management company, Buonny operates in Brazil and other Mercosur countries and currently manages about R$ 400 billion a year in cargo. The company offers technologies and a range of solutions for managing security and logistics operations, with modular and adaptable options for any size and type of logistics project – shippers, transport companies, logistics operators or self-employed drivers.

The initially-planned outlay of R$ 300 million will be invested in companies to improve the efficiency of national logistics through the intensive use of technology and data

São Paulo, November 30, 2020 – Today SK Tarpon announced an investment in Buonny, a leading Brazilian technology company in the logistics-risk management and productivity segment. This is the first investment led by Niche Partners, part of the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Niche Partners focuses on leading companies in niche markets and has developed a thesis linked to supply chain technologies, a sector that has been undergoing a digitalization process which has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

With operations throughout Brazil and other Mercosur countries, Buonny offers technologies and a range of security and logistics operations management solutions. These include modular, adaptable options for any size and type of logistics project – shippers, transport companies, logistics operators or self-employed drivers. Buonny is currently responsible for managing more than R$ 400 billion a year in transported cargo.

For Vasco Oliveira, the partner at SK Tarpon who is in charge of the project, the investment in Buonny was motivated by its consistent growth and results in recent years, mainly based on proprietary software. “The company’s revenue is predominantly from technology, with more than 90% of it recurrent,” explains Oliveira. Other important differentials include the quality of Buonny’s team, the reputation of its partners, the fact that it has the largest and best database in the sector – with 1.8 million registered drivers, which is central to the strategy – and its portfolio of more than 13,000 active clients.

SK Tarpon’s investment in Buonny is aimed at enhancing and perpetuating the legacy of entrepreneurs Cyro Buonavoglia and Eliel Fernandes, who founded the company 25 years ago and will continue to lead Buonny’s management as senior partners in the business. “The idea is to maintain the brand, culture and team, but with our expertise in management, investments and entrepreneurship, we want to take the company to a new level in terms of operational and financial performance,” says Oliveira, who founded AGV Logística, is co-founder and President of the Brazilian Logistics Operators Association (Abol) and has 22 years’ experience in the logistics sector.

Cyro Buonavoglia, now on the Board of Directors, says that “Niche is the ideal partner to drive the company’s growth, not only because of their knowledge of the supply chain and technology market but also their management philosophy and business model, focused on creating value with a long-term vision and preserving successful companies’ DNAs and operational autonomy.”

Eliel Fernandes, Buonny’s CEO, says the relationship with SK Tarpon was love at first sight. “In addition to the cultural alignment, Niche’s team has added expertise and investment capacity to Buonny that will be fundamental for this new phase of innovations. Data and people will make a bigger and bigger difference going forward. We want to continue innovating and staying ahead of the market and we could not have found a better partner for this new cycle,” celebrates Fernandes.

About SK Tarpon and Niche Partners

Tarpon offers a new design in which dreams, capital and talent are at the service of entrepreneurship, innovation and business legacies. The expertise accumulated in the company’s 18- year history has created an ecosystem of new fund managers, each focused on a different branch of activity, with dedicated teams and tremendous depth – namely, the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Among the new managers is Niche Partners, founded on a philosophy of partnerships with leading companies in niche markets to enhance and perpetuate their legacies. This strategy maintains brands, cultures and management teams, while Niche’s management team helps companies get to new levels. In addition to leaders, Niche focuses on solid margins, recurring revenue, exceptional management teams, competitive and technological differentials and asset-light business models that generate cash.

About Buonny

A leading road-transport risk management company, Buonny operates in Brazil and other Mercosur countries and currently manages about R$ 400 billion a year in cargo. The company offers technologies and a range of solutions for managing security and logistics operations, with modular and adaptable options for any size and type of logistics project – shippers, transport companies, logistics operators or self-employed drivers.

The initially-planned outlay of R$ 300 million will be invested in companies to improve the efficiency of national logistics through the intensive use of technology and data

São Paulo, November 30, 2020 – Today SK Tarpon announced an investment in Buonny, a leading Brazilian technology company in the logistics-risk management and productivity segment. This is the first investment led by Niche Partners, part of the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Niche Partners focuses on leading companies in niche markets and has developed a thesis linked to supply chain technologies, a sector that has been undergoing a digitalization process which has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

With operations throughout Brazil and other Mercosur countries, Buonny offers technologies and a range of security and logistics operations management solutions. These include modular, adaptable options for any size and type of logistics project – shippers, transport companies, logistics operators or self-employed drivers. Buonny is currently responsible for managing more than R$ 400 billion a year in transported cargo.

For Vasco Oliveira, the partner at SK Tarpon who is in charge of the project, the investment in Buonny was motivated by its consistent growth and results in recent years, mainly based on proprietary software. “The company’s revenue is predominantly from technology, with more than 90% of it recurrent,” explains Oliveira. Other important differentials include the quality of Buonny’s team, the reputation of its partners, the fact that it has the largest and best database in the sector – with 1.8 million registered drivers, which is central to the strategy – and its portfolio of more than 13,000 active clients.

SK Tarpon’s investment in Buonny is aimed at enhancing and perpetuating the legacy of entrepreneurs Cyro Buonavoglia and Eliel Fernandes, who founded the company 25 years ago and will continue to lead Buonny’s management as senior partners in the business. “The idea is to maintain the brand, culture and team, but with our expertise in management, investments and entrepreneurship, we want to take the company to a new level in terms of operational and financial performance,” says Oliveira, who founded AGV Logística, is co-founder and President of the Brazilian Logistics Operators Association (Abol) and has 22 years’ experience in the logistics sector.

Cyro Buonavoglia, now on the Board of Directors, says that “Niche is the ideal partner to drive the company’s growth, not only because of their knowledge of the supply chain and technology market but also their management philosophy and business model, focused on creating value with a long-term vision and preserving successful companies’ DNAs and operational autonomy.”

Eliel Fernandes, Buonny’s CEO, says the relationship with SK Tarpon was love at first sight. “In addition to the cultural alignment, Niche’s team has added expertise and investment capacity to Buonny that will be fundamental for this new phase of innovations. Data and people will make a bigger and bigger difference going forward. We want to continue innovating and staying ahead of the market and we could not have found a better partner for this new cycle,” celebrates Fernandes.

About SK Tarpon and Niche Partners

Tarpon offers a new design in which dreams, capital and talent are at the service of entrepreneurship, innovation and business legacies. The expertise accumulated in the company’s 18- year history has created an ecosystem of new fund managers, each focused on a different branch of activity, with dedicated teams and tremendous depth – namely, the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Among the new managers is Niche Partners, founded on a philosophy of partnerships with leading companies in niche markets to enhance and perpetuate their legacies. This strategy maintains brands, cultures and management teams, while Niche’s management team helps companies get to new levels. In addition to leaders, Niche focuses on solid margins, recurring revenue, exceptional management teams, competitive and technological differentials and asset-light business models that generate cash.

About Buonny

A leading road-transport risk management company, Buonny operates in Brazil and other Mercosur countries and currently manages about R$ 400 billion a year in cargo. The company offers technologies and a range of solutions for managing security and logistics operations, with modular and adaptable options for any size and type of logistics project – shippers, transport companies, logistics operators or self-employed drivers.

The initially-planned outlay of R$ 300 million will be invested in companies to improve the efficiency of national logistics through the intensive use of technology and data

São Paulo, November 30, 2020 – Today SK Tarpon announced an investment in Buonny, a leading Brazilian technology company in the logistics-risk management and productivity segment. This is the first investment led by Niche Partners, part of the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Niche Partners focuses on leading companies in niche markets and has developed a thesis linked to supply chain technologies, a sector that has been undergoing a digitalization process which has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

With operations throughout Brazil and other Mercosur countries, Buonny offers technologies and a range of security and logistics operations management solutions. These include modular, adaptable options for any size and type of logistics project – shippers, transport companies, logistics operators or self-employed drivers. Buonny is currently responsible for managing more than R$ 400 billion a year in transported cargo.

For Vasco Oliveira, the partner at SK Tarpon who is in charge of the project, the investment in Buonny was motivated by its consistent growth and results in recent years, mainly based on proprietary software. “The company’s revenue is predominantly from technology, with more than 90% of it recurrent,” explains Oliveira. Other important differentials include the quality of Buonny’s team, the reputation of its partners, the fact that it has the largest and best database in the sector – with 1.8 million registered drivers, which is central to the strategy – and its portfolio of more than 13,000 active clients.

SK Tarpon’s investment in Buonny is aimed at enhancing and perpetuating the legacy of entrepreneurs Cyro Buonavoglia and Eliel Fernandes, who founded the company 25 years ago and will continue to lead Buonny’s management as senior partners in the business. “The idea is to maintain the brand, culture and team, but with our expertise in management, investments and entrepreneurship, we want to take the company to a new level in terms of operational and financial performance,” says Oliveira, who founded AGV Logística, is co-founder and President of the Brazilian Logistics Operators Association (Abol) and has 22 years’ experience in the logistics sector.

Cyro Buonavoglia, now on the Board of Directors, says that “Niche is the ideal partner to drive the company’s growth, not only because of their knowledge of the supply chain and technology market but also their management philosophy and business model, focused on creating value with a long-term vision and preserving successful companies’ DNAs and operational autonomy.”

Eliel Fernandes, Buonny’s CEO, says the relationship with SK Tarpon was love at first sight. “In addition to the cultural alignment, Niche’s team has added expertise and investment capacity to Buonny that will be fundamental for this new phase of innovations. Data and people will make a bigger and bigger difference going forward. We want to continue innovating and staying ahead of the market and we could not have found a better partner for this new cycle,” celebrates Fernandes.

About SK Tarpon and Niche Partners

Tarpon offers a new design in which dreams, capital and talent are at the service of entrepreneurship, innovation and business legacies. The expertise accumulated in the company’s 18- year history has created an ecosystem of new fund managers, each focused on a different branch of activity, with dedicated teams and tremendous depth – namely, the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Among the new managers is Niche Partners, founded on a philosophy of partnerships with leading companies in niche markets to enhance and perpetuate their legacies. This strategy maintains brands, cultures and management teams, while Niche’s management team helps companies get to new levels. In addition to leaders, Niche focuses on solid margins, recurring revenue, exceptional management teams, competitive and technological differentials and asset-light business models that generate cash.

About Buonny

A leading road-transport risk management company, Buonny operates in Brazil and other Mercosur countries and currently manages about R$ 400 billion a year in cargo. The company offers technologies and a range of solutions for managing security and logistics operations, with modular and adaptable options for any size and type of logistics project – shippers, transport companies, logistics operators or self-employed drivers.

The initially-planned outlay of R$ 300 million will be invested in companies to improve the efficiency of national logistics through the intensive use of technology and data

São Paulo, November 30, 2020 – Today SK Tarpon announced an investment in Buonny, a leading Brazilian technology company in the logistics-risk management and productivity segment. This is the first investment led by Niche Partners, part of the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Niche Partners focuses on leading companies in niche markets and has developed a thesis linked to supply chain technologies, a sector that has been undergoing a digitalization process which has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

With operations throughout Brazil and other Mercosur countries, Buonny offers technologies and a range of security and logistics operations management solutions. These include modular, adaptable options for any size and type of logistics project – shippers, transport companies, logistics operators or self-employed drivers. Buonny is currently responsible for managing more than R$ 400 billion a year in transported cargo.

For Vasco Oliveira, the partner at SK Tarpon who is in charge of the project, the investment in Buonny was motivated by its consistent growth and results in recent years, mainly based on proprietary software. “The company’s revenue is predominantly from technology, with more than 90% of it recurrent,” explains Oliveira. Other important differentials include the quality of Buonny’s team, the reputation of its partners, the fact that it has the largest and best database in the sector – with 1.8 million registered drivers, which is central to the strategy – and its portfolio of more than 13,000 active clients.

SK Tarpon’s investment in Buonny is aimed at enhancing and perpetuating the legacy of entrepreneurs Cyro Buonavoglia and Eliel Fernandes, who founded the company 25 years ago and will continue to lead Buonny’s management as senior partners in the business. “The idea is to maintain the brand, culture and team, but with our expertise in management, investments and entrepreneurship, we want to take the company to a new level in terms of operational and financial performance,” says Oliveira, who founded AGV Logística, is co-founder and President of the Brazilian Logistics Operators Association (Abol) and has 22 years’ experience in the logistics sector.

Cyro Buonavoglia, now on the Board of Directors, says that “Niche is the ideal partner to drive the company’s growth, not only because of their knowledge of the supply chain and technology market but also their management philosophy and business model, focused on creating value with a long-term vision and preserving successful companies’ DNAs and operational autonomy.”

Eliel Fernandes, Buonny’s CEO, says the relationship with SK Tarpon was love at first sight. “In addition to the cultural alignment, Niche’s team has added expertise and investment capacity to Buonny that will be fundamental for this new phase of innovations. Data and people will make a bigger and bigger difference going forward. We want to continue innovating and staying ahead of the market and we could not have found a better partner for this new cycle,” celebrates Fernandes.

About SK Tarpon and Niche Partners

Tarpon offers a new design in which dreams, capital and talent are at the service of entrepreneurship, innovation and business legacies. The expertise accumulated in the company’s 18- year history has created an ecosystem of new fund managers, each focused on a different branch of activity, with dedicated teams and tremendous depth – namely, the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Among the new managers is Niche Partners, founded on a philosophy of partnerships with leading companies in niche markets to enhance and perpetuate their legacies. This strategy maintains brands, cultures and management teams, while Niche’s management team helps companies get to new levels. In addition to leaders, Niche focuses on solid margins, recurring revenue, exceptional management teams, competitive and technological differentials and asset-light business models that generate cash.

About Buonny

A leading road-transport risk management company, Buonny operates in Brazil and other Mercosur countries and currently manages about R$ 400 billion a year in cargo. The company offers technologies and a range of solutions for managing security and logistics operations, with modular and adaptable options for any size and type of logistics project – shippers, transport companies, logistics operators or self-employed drivers.

The initially-planned outlay of R$ 300 million will be invested in companies to improve the efficiency of national logistics through the intensive use of technology and data

São Paulo, November 30, 2020 – Today SK Tarpon announced an investment in Buonny, a leading Brazilian technology company in the logistics-risk management and productivity segment. This is the first investment led by Niche Partners, part of the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Niche Partners focuses on leading companies in niche markets and has developed a thesis linked to supply chain technologies, a sector that has been undergoing a digitalization process which has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

With operations throughout Brazil and other Mercosur countries, Buonny offers technologies and a range of security and logistics operations management solutions. These include modular, adaptable options for any size and type of logistics project – shippers, transport companies, logistics operators or self-employed drivers. Buonny is currently responsible for managing more than R$ 400 billion a year in transported cargo.

For Vasco Oliveira, the partner at SK Tarpon who is in charge of the project, the investment in Buonny was motivated by its consistent growth and results in recent years, mainly based on proprietary software. “The company’s revenue is predominantly from technology, with more than 90% of it recurrent,” explains Oliveira. Other important differentials include the quality of Buonny’s team, the reputation of its partners, the fact that it has the largest and best database in the sector – with 1.8 million registered drivers, which is central to the strategy – and its portfolio of more than 13,000 active clients.

SK Tarpon’s investment in Buonny is aimed at enhancing and perpetuating the legacy of entrepreneurs Cyro Buonavoglia and Eliel Fernandes, who founded the company 25 years ago and will continue to lead Buonny’s management as senior partners in the business. “The idea is to maintain the brand, culture and team, but with our expertise in management, investments and entrepreneurship, we want to take the company to a new level in terms of operational and financial performance,” says Oliveira, who founded AGV Logística, is co-founder and President of the Brazilian Logistics Operators Association (Abol) and has 22 years’ experience in the logistics sector.

Cyro Buonavoglia, now on the Board of Directors, says that “Niche is the ideal partner to drive the company’s growth, not only because of their knowledge of the supply chain and technology market but also their management philosophy and business model, focused on creating value with a long-term vision and preserving successful companies’ DNAs and operational autonomy.”

Eliel Fernandes, Buonny’s CEO, says the relationship with SK Tarpon was love at first sight. “In addition to the cultural alignment, Niche’s team has added expertise and investment capacity to Buonny that will be fundamental for this new phase of innovations. Data and people will make a bigger and bigger difference going forward. We want to continue innovating and staying ahead of the market and we could not have found a better partner for this new cycle,” celebrates Fernandes.

About SK Tarpon and Niche Partners

Tarpon offers a new design in which dreams, capital and talent are at the service of entrepreneurship, innovation and business legacies. The expertise accumulated in the company’s 18- year history has created an ecosystem of new fund managers, each focused on a different branch of activity, with dedicated teams and tremendous depth – namely, the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Among the new managers is Niche Partners, founded on a philosophy of partnerships with leading companies in niche markets to enhance and perpetuate their legacies. This strategy maintains brands, cultures and management teams, while Niche’s management team helps companies get to new levels. In addition to leaders, Niche focuses on solid margins, recurring revenue, exceptional management teams, competitive and technological differentials and asset-light business models that generate cash.

About Buonny

A leading road-transport risk management company, Buonny operates in Brazil and other Mercosur countries and currently manages about R$ 400 billion a year in cargo. The company offers technologies and a range of solutions for managing security and logistics operations, with modular and adaptable options for any size and type of logistics project – shippers, transport companies, logistics operators or self-employed drivers.

The initially-planned outlay of R$ 300 million will be invested in companies to improve the efficiency of national logistics through the intensive use of technology and data

São Paulo, November 30, 2020 – Today SK Tarpon announced an investment in Buonny, a leading Brazilian technology company in the logistics-risk management and productivity segment. This is the first investment led by Niche Partners, part of the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Niche Partners focuses on leading companies in niche markets and has developed a thesis linked to supply chain technologies, a sector that has been undergoing a digitalization process which has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

With operations throughout Brazil and other Mercosur countries, Buonny offers technologies and a range of security and logistics operations management solutions. These include modular, adaptable options for any size and type of logistics project – shippers, transport companies, logistics operators or self-employed drivers. Buonny is currently responsible for managing more than R$ 400 billion a year in transported cargo.

For Vasco Oliveira, the partner at SK Tarpon who is in charge of the project, the investment in Buonny was motivated by its consistent growth and results in recent years, mainly based on proprietary software. “The company’s revenue is predominantly from technology, with more than 90% of it recurrent,” explains Oliveira. Other important differentials include the quality of Buonny’s team, the reputation of its partners, the fact that it has the largest and best database in the sector – with 1.8 million registered drivers, which is central to the strategy – and its portfolio of more than 13,000 active clients.

SK Tarpon’s investment in Buonny is aimed at enhancing and perpetuating the legacy of entrepreneurs Cyro Buonavoglia and Eliel Fernandes, who founded the company 25 years ago and will continue to lead Buonny’s management as senior partners in the business. “The idea is to maintain the brand, culture and team, but with our expertise in management, investments and entrepreneurship, we want to take the company to a new level in terms of operational and financial performance,” says Oliveira, who founded AGV Logística, is co-founder and President of the Brazilian Logistics Operators Association (Abol) and has 22 years’ experience in the logistics sector.

Cyro Buonavoglia, now on the Board of Directors, says that “Niche is the ideal partner to drive the company’s growth, not only because of their knowledge of the supply chain and technology market but also their management philosophy and business model, focused on creating value with a long-term vision and preserving successful companies’ DNAs and operational autonomy.”

Eliel Fernandes, Buonny’s CEO, says the relationship with SK Tarpon was love at first sight. “In addition to the cultural alignment, Niche’s team has added expertise and investment capacity to Buonny that will be fundamental for this new phase of innovations. Data and people will make a bigger and bigger difference going forward. We want to continue innovating and staying ahead of the market and we could not have found a better partner for this new cycle,” celebrates Fernandes.

About SK Tarpon and Niche Partners

Tarpon offers a new design in which dreams, capital and talent are at the service of entrepreneurship, innovation and business legacies. The expertise accumulated in the company’s 18- year history has created an ecosystem of new fund managers, each focused on a different branch of activity, with dedicated teams and tremendous depth – namely, the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Among the new managers is Niche Partners, founded on a philosophy of partnerships with leading companies in niche markets to enhance and perpetuate their legacies. This strategy maintains brands, cultures and management teams, while Niche’s management team helps companies get to new levels. In addition to leaders, Niche focuses on solid margins, recurring revenue, exceptional management teams, competitive and technological differentials and asset-light business models that generate cash.

About Buonny

A leading road-transport risk management company, Buonny operates in Brazil and other Mercosur countries and currently manages about R$ 400 billion a year in cargo. The company offers technologies and a range of solutions for managing security and logistics operations, with modular and adaptable options for any size and type of logistics project – shippers, transport companies, logistics operators or self-employed drivers.

The initially-planned outlay of R$ 300 million will be invested in companies to improve the efficiency of national logistics through the intensive use of technology and data

São Paulo, November 30, 2020 – Today SK Tarpon announced an investment in Buonny, a leading Brazilian technology company in the logistics-risk management and productivity segment. This is the first investment led by Niche Partners, part of the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Niche Partners focuses on leading companies in niche markets and has developed a thesis linked to supply chain technologies, a sector that has been undergoing a digitalization process which has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

With operations throughout Brazil and other Mercosur countries, Buonny offers technologies and a range of security and logistics operations management solutions. These include modular, adaptable options for any size and type of logistics project – shippers, transport companies, logistics operators or self-employed drivers. Buonny is currently responsible for managing more than R$ 400 billion a year in transported cargo.

For Vasco Oliveira, the partner at SK Tarpon who is in charge of the project, the investment in Buonny was motivated by its consistent growth and results in recent years, mainly based on proprietary software. “The company’s revenue is predominantly from technology, with more than 90% of it recurrent,” explains Oliveira. Other important differentials include the quality of Buonny’s team, the reputation of its partners, the fact that it has the largest and best database in the sector – with 1.8 million registered drivers, which is central to the strategy – and its portfolio of more than 13,000 active clients.

SK Tarpon’s investment in Buonny is aimed at enhancing and perpetuating the legacy of entrepreneurs Cyro Buonavoglia and Eliel Fernandes, who founded the company 25 years ago and will continue to lead Buonny’s management as senior partners in the business. “The idea is to maintain the brand, culture and team, but with our expertise in management, investments and entrepreneurship, we want to take the company to a new level in terms of operational and financial performance,” says Oliveira, who founded AGV Logística, is co-founder and President of the Brazilian Logistics Operators Association (Abol) and has 22 years’ experience in the logistics sector.

Cyro Buonavoglia, now on the Board of Directors, says that “Niche is the ideal partner to drive the company’s growth, not only because of their knowledge of the supply chain and technology market but also their management philosophy and business model, focused on creating value with a long-term vision and preserving successful companies’ DNAs and operational autonomy.”

Eliel Fernandes, Buonny’s CEO, says the relationship with SK Tarpon was love at first sight. “In addition to the cultural alignment, Niche’s team has added expertise and investment capacity to Buonny that will be fundamental for this new phase of innovations. Data and people will make a bigger and bigger difference going forward. We want to continue innovating and staying ahead of the market and we could not have found a better partner for this new cycle,” celebrates Fernandes.

About SK Tarpon and Niche Partners

Tarpon offers a new design in which dreams, capital and talent are at the service of entrepreneurship, innovation and business legacies. The expertise accumulated in the company’s 18- year history has created an ecosystem of new fund managers, each focused on a different branch of activity, with dedicated teams and tremendous depth – namely, the SK Tarpon ecosystem. Among the new managers is Niche Partners, founded on a philosophy of partnerships with leading companies in niche markets to enhance and perpetuate their legacies. This strategy maintains brands, cultures and management teams, while Niche’s management team helps companies get to new levels. In addition to leaders, Niche focuses on solid margins, recurring revenue, exceptional management teams, competitive and technological differentials and asset-light business models that generate cash.

About Buonny

A leading road-transport risk management company, Buonny operates in Brazil and other Mercosur countries and currently manages about R$ 400 billion a year in cargo. The company offers technologies and a range of solutions for managing security and logistics operations, with modular and adaptable options for any size and type of logistics project – shippers, transport companies, logistics operators or self-employed drivers.