Anna Martini G. Pereira is a partner in Willkie's Corporate & Financial Services Practice Group and Chair of the firm's Latin America Practice Group.

Anna advises US and international companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and private equity transactions, including complex cross-border transactions. She has experience in various industries, including financial institutions, technology, and consumer goods.

Anna has been recognized by Latinvex as a "Top 100 Female Lawyer" for her excellence in Corporate/M&A (2021, 2022, 2023). In addition, the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) has consistently named Anna among the region's leading business lawyers for Corporate/M&A since 2017.

Anna is originally from Brazil and is a native English and Portuguese speaker. She is also proficient in Spanish and French.



Anna has advised on the following significant matters:

  • Bending Spoons on its acquisition of software company StreamYard Top Corp.
  • Bending Spoons in its acquisition of Meetup.
  • Ferrara Candy Company, the largest sugar confections company in the U.S., in its acquisition of Dori Alimentos, one of Brazil’s leading manufacturers and distributors of sweets and snacks.
  • Bending Spoons in its acquisition of Evernote.
  • Avenue, a leading U.S. brokerage for Brazilian investors, in its sale of an initial 35% stake, and subsequent controlling stake, to Itaú Unibanco.
  • Full In Partners in its Series B investment in AutoRABIT.
  • Lakeside Book Company, an Atlas Holdings platform company, in its acquisition of Phoenix Color Corp.
  • Full In Partners in the sale of ServiceCore to Mainsail Partners.
  • Greycroft as lead investor in equity funding for Latin America digital lender Addi.
  • Insight Partners as co-lead investor in the $500 million Series E investment in Nuvemshop, Latin America's leading e-commerce platform with offices in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.
  • Jaguar Growth Partners, a private equity firm that focuses on real estate investments in emerging markets, and its affiliates in connection with the formation of Colombian Healthcare Properties, a company that specializes in the acquisition and management of healthcare real estate properties in Colombia.
  • Genstar Capital in its agreement to acquire a majority stake in Foreside Financial Group, and Foreside’s subsequent acquisition of ACA Group 
  • Co-founder Michele Levy in the sale of clean beauty brand Costa Brazil to Amyris.
  • Union Square Ventures in a Series B investment for Latin America digital lender ADDI.
  • Keyfactor, an Insight Partners portfolio company, in its merger with PrimeKey under the Keyfactor brand.
  • Growth equity fund Full In Partners in several acquisitions and investments, including its acquisition of Cybot, a Denmark-based startup that provides automated ePrivacy services to website operators; its investment in Servicore, a leading provider of business management software for the liquidate waste industry; and its investment in Autorabit, a provider of enterprise-grade cloud DevOps solutions for the Salesforce ecosystem.
  • Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Accel in its investment in Flink, the leading app-based consumer trading platform in Mexico.
  • Atlas Holdings in its acquisitions of global contractor Permasteelisa, wire 1 manufacturer and marketer International Wire Group Holdings and LSC Communications, a commercial print and digital media solutions company.
  • BNP Paribas Cardif in the negotiation of a long-term bancassurance strategic alliance in Latin America with Scotiabank.
  • Vilmorin & Cie, one of the world’s leading seed companies, in its acquisition of two independent South American seed companies, Sursem (Argentina) and Geneze (Brazil) from Pampa Capital.
  • TriTech Software, a leading public safety software developer, in its recapitalization by Bain Capital Private Equity.
  • Weener Plastics Group and 3i in Weener’s acquisition of Proenfar.
  • Zurich Insurance Group in the acquisition of Australian insurer QBE in Latin America for $409 million.
  • Zurich Insurance Group in its agreement to acquire 19 travel assistance providers in Latin America, positioning its Cover-More Group as the leader in global travel insurance and assistance in the region.
  • Affiliate of Insight Venture Partners in the sale of its interest in MV Participacoes S.A.
  • MMX Mineração e Metálicos S.A.: US$ 400 million investment by Trafigura (commodities international trader) and Mubadala (Abu Dhabi fund) into MMX Porto Sudeste do Brasil S.A.*
  • B2W - Companhia Digital, in its private placement of R$ 2.38 billion of shares to Lojas Americanas S.A., its controlling shareholder, and Tiger Global.*
  • Brazil-based tax and accounting software company Folhamatic Group in its sale to UK-based Sage Group.*
  • Affiliates of Insight Venture Partners, in their investments in, Hotel Urbano S.A., MV Participacoes S.A. and Elo7 Ltd.*

* Anna advised on these matters at a prior firm.



Stanford Law School, LL.M., 2017 IBMEC, M.B.A., 2015 Pontificia Universidade Catolica - Rio de Janeiro, LLB, 2011

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New York, 2018 Brazil, 2011

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