Brazilian boutique shop Hampton Solfise has hired Jose Candido Pimentel as a directing partner.

Pimentel spent eleven years up to the beginning of 2008 as treasurer of Aracruz Celulose, a leading global producer of wood pulp. Before high flying commodity prices precluded the need to raise funds in the securitization market, Aracruz periodically issued bonds backed by export flows.

Hampton belongs to the first wave of arrangers that several years ago began structuring deals in Brazil using the receivable investment fund, a vehicle that eventually became ubiquitous in the domestic ABS world.

Pimentel joins founding Hampton partner Patricia Bentes and Luciano Araujo, who came on board in 2005.

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