Anna Martini G. Pereira is a partner in Willkie's Corporate & Financial Services Practice Group. She is also a part of the leadership 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

Bar Admissions

New York, 2018 Brazil, 2011

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