WELCOME

Argo is a Brazilian electric power transmission company, working on the expansion of the National Grid.

The company was set up to be a link between centers of generation, distribution and consumption of electricity, bringing quality and progress into all its areas of work. The group is committed to achieving the best result in terms of economic, social and environmental aspects.

Pátria Investimentos, one of the largest alternative investments manager focused on LatAm assets, specially in Brazil, is the company’s founding partner. Pátria is a pioneer in Private Equity in Brazil, gradually building up its portfolio with the creation of new businesses in Infrastructure, Real Estate, Credit, Agribusiness and PIPE.

In Infrastructure, Pátria performs significant investments in strategic sectors such as energy, telecommunications, logistics, transportation, oil and gas and is a huge player in the electricity sector in Brazil and Latin America (CPFL Renováveis, Latin American Power and Tecnogera).

Blackstone, a leader in alternative investments management, has been a major partner of Patria since 2010.

Temasek, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore, is also partner of Argo Energia. Its portfolio spans a broad spectrum of industries: financial services; telecommunications, media & technology; consumer & real estate; transportation & industrials; life sciences & agribusiness; as well as energy & resources.

HISTORY

Argo started up when Pátria Investimentos’ team’s identified an opportunity in the Brazilian electricity transmission sector. They decided to participate in ANEEL auction 013/2015, in April 2016, in which they were awarded of lot A, the largest one auctioned, located in the states of Maranhão, Piauí and Ceará, with an expected investment of R$ 1,960 million*.

Argo was made up to develop lot A and future projects. Our team is toned by experienced professionals from power market and Patria.

* ANEEL data, in real terms.

MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

Our Mission is to contribute to the development of the electricity sector, respecting the interests of all stakeholders, working ethically, efficiently and with commitment.

Our vision is to be a widely recognised company within the sector, widening our scope and increasing return for our investors.

Our values are:

  • An ethical stance
  • Efficiency
  • Safety
  • Profitability
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Enthusiasm

CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT

Ethics and Safety in the working environment are fundamental principles of the company. These must be constantly and effectively demanded of all business collaborators and partners.

To read our Ethical Channel

To read our Code of Ethics and Conduct

ARGO STAFF

The fundamental values of this team of collaborators and partners are results, ethics and safety at work.

LEADERSHIP

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Marcelo Souza

CEO

22 years of experience in the electricity sector.

Partner at Patria Infrastructure, responsible for the investments in the Energy sector within the Infrastructure division.

Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Accounting from PUC-MG and an MBA from Ohio University.

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Márcio Severi

Institutional Director

20 years of experience in the electricity sector.

Ex-President of the Brazilian Association for the Generation of Clean Energy (ABRAGEL) and Director of Institutional Relations at CPFL Renováveis.

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from UNIFEI and an Executive MBA from INSPER.

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Alexandre Fontes

O&M Director

25 years of experience in the electricity sector.

Development of over 1,800 km in Transmission Lines and 17 Substations.

Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from FEI and an MBA from FGV.

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André Figueira

CFO

10 years of experience in the electricity sector in the financial market, working in Sao Paulo, London and Singapore.

Director of the investments team at Pátria Infraestrutura.

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from PUC-Rio and an MBA from the London Business School.