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GP-Act III Overview

GP-Act III is a tripartite partnership among GP Investments, IDS III LLC, and Boxcar Partners III, LLC, combining decades of experience in investing, building and managing multi-billion-dollar private and public companies across multiple sectors and geographies.

GP-Act III’s purpose is to bring to public capital markets a high-quality, billion-dollar-plus company through a flexible and creative structure that enables optionality and customization. As a SPAC, we have the scale, sponsorship and investor base to support a successful public markets debut.

2 prior SPACs launched and successfully de-SPAC’d

Proven M&A track record & public market success

Diverse global network of entrepreneurs, industry executives and investors

Combined experience on management team with C-level experience and reputable board of directors, with multiple US-listed public company boards

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What We Look For

GP-Act III is looking for US-based or US-focused companies, regardless of the sector or industry, that have exceptional brands and products, differentiated customer value propositions, and that are dominant players in their respective segments. We are particularly focused on public-company-ready businesses, with strong leadership teams.

What We Look For
Team

Leadership Team

Fersen Lambranho
Co-Chairman of the Board

Mr. Lambranho currently serves on the boards of Ensure Holdings LLC, G2D Investments, GP Advisors, and Grupo SBF. He has been a board member of non-profit entities, such as the São Paulo Museum of Art since 2014. In addition, he previously chaired the board of GP Investments Acquisition Corp. (the first special purpose acquisition company sponsored by GP Investments) and also served on the boards of LEON Restaurants, Magnesita Refratários, RHI Magnesita, BRMalls, Allis, BHG, Estácio, BRZ Investimentos, São Carlos Empreendimentos e Participações, Playcenter, Shoptime, Farmasa, Hypera, BR Properties and Americanas.com, among other companies.

 

Steven L. Spinner
Co-Chairman of the Board

Mr. Lambranho currently serves on the boards of Ensure Holdings LLC, G2D Investments, GP Advisors, and Grupo SBF. He has been a board member of non-profit entities, such as the São Paulo Museum of Art since 2014. In addition, he previously chaired the board of GP Investments Acquisition Corp. (the first special purpose acquisition company sponsored by GP Investments) and also served on the boards of LEON Restaurants, Magnesita Refratários, RHI Magnesita, BRMalls, Allis, BHG, Estácio, BRZ Investimentos, São Carlos Empreendimentos e Participações, Playcenter, Shoptime, Farmasa, Hypera, BR Properties and Americanas.com, among other companies.

Antonio Bonchristiano
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Bonchristiano has served as a member of the board of directors and is the CEO of GP Investments, which he joined in 1993. Prior to joining GP Investments, Antonio was a Partner at Johnston Associates Inc., a finance consultancy based in London, and worked for Salomon Brothers Inc. in London and New York. Currently, he serves as a member of the boards of directors of Ensure Holdings LLC, Virtual Dining Concepts Inc., G2D Investments, Ltd., BR Properties, and GP Advisors. Mr. Bonchristiano also served on the board of several non-profit organizations, including Fundação Estudar in São Paulo, Brazil, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo and John Carter Brown Library, in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Rodrigo Boscolo
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Boscolo is a Managing Director and the CFO of GP Investments. Mr. Boscolo’s role encompasses deploying the firm’s proprietary capital in North America and Europe, as well as managing the firm’s global finance, treasury, technology, investor relations and corporate development functions. Since joining GP Investments in 2010, Mr. Boscolo has led or was involved in multiple transactions in a broad range of geographies and industries, particularly in the technology, business services, consumer, restaurants and retail sectors. He is also a member of the board of directors of G2D Investments, Ltd. Previously, he also has served on the board of directors of LEON Restaurants.

Andrew Fleiss
Director on the Board

Mr. Fleiss is an investment professional focused on sourcing, structuring and creating value in private and public investments. Mr. Fleiss worked at GP Investments, making private equity investments and managing GP Investments Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company which merged with Rimini Street Inc. Previously, Mr. Fleiss worked at Liberty Partners making buyout and growth equity investments in middle market companies. Mr. Fleiss began his career in investment banking at UBS Warburg, advising on mergers and acquisitions and working on corporate equity and debt issuances.

Alexandre Ruberti
Director on the Board

Mr. Ruberti currently serves as CEO of Airwater Co. Americas (on demand air to water technology company) . He carries over 25 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry. Previously, Mr. Ruberti served as CEO of Future Farm (a plant-based meat company), as the President of Red Bull Distribution Company USA, Executive Vice President of Sales for Red Bull North America, Chief Commercial Officer of Red Bull North America, and as Head of National Sales and Distribution of Brazil. Prior to Red Bull, he spent nine years at Coca-Cola Bottlers in Brazil.

 

Sergio Pedreiro
Director on the Board

Mr. Pedreiro currently serves as a director of Ashland Global Holdings Inc (NYSE:ASH), Eve Air Mobility (NYSE:EVEX), and Grupo Algar. Mr. Pedreiro also serves as a partner at NuOrion Capital and as an advisor to Spayne Lindsay & Co. He has more than 20 years of experience in international finance and business administration across a diverse array of industries. Previously, Mr. Pedreiro served as the COO of Revlon, Inc., as the CEO of Estre Ambiental Inc., as a board member of Advanced Disposal Inc., and as an Associate Partner at BTG Pactual’s private equity division. Before joining BTG Pactual, Mr. Pedreiro was the CFO of Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY), having led the company’s initial public offering, which raised approximately $1 billion in proceeds. He also served as the CFO of America Latina Logística S.A (currently Rumo S.A.) (BVMF:RAIL3).

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