TC – TradersClub (TRAD3), a company listed on B3 (the Brazilian stock exchange), has acquired minority stakes in Arko Advice, the leading political intelligence, consulting and public affairs company in Latin America, as well as in Arko Digital.
Quatá Confidence Capital acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the sellers, working in all stages of the process, from the project management, information gathering and support in the processes of Due Diligence and Agreements negotiations, up to the Closing stage.
TC – a platform for financial education, data analysis and capital market intelligence – announced the acquisition of 20% of Arko Advice, at a BRL 92.25 million valuation, and 15% of Arko Digital, at a BRL 35 million valuation. With these investments in companies of the same group, TC's objective is to add new competitive advantages to its products offering, providing the most complete political and market intelligence services to institutional and retail investors.
Founded in 1982, Arko Advice is the main Brazilian company in consulting and political intelligence in Latin America. With headquarters in Brasília and offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Washington, D.C., its portfolio includes more than 100 clients from multiple sectors and industries, including dozens of Fortune 500 ranking companies, sovereign wealth funds, and the world's largest financial institutions.
Arko Digital, was created in 2021 to focus on the expansion of Arko Advice's digital products. The company offers real-time alerts, periodic reports, lives with analysis and summaries of the main news and the day's agenda, trend maps of the big issues under discussion, and educational content - all specifically focused on politics, both national and international.
Since the IPO in July last year, TC has been making acquisitions, such as the startup Abalustre, the RIWeb platform, the consultancy Economatica, invested in 2TM, the holding company that controls the Bitcoin Market, and in Qooore, an American investment application focused on generations Y and Z. In November, it bought a stake in DXA Invest, a digital private equity manager, in InvestAI, in CriptoHub and, this year, it bought control of the tax consultancy Sfoggia.
About Quatá Confidence Capital
A Pandion Partners member – acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the buyers and worked in all stages of the process, by organizing the project, gathering information and supporting in the due diligence and contractual processes, until the closing stage.
About Pandion Partners S.L.
The Pandion Partners S.L. advisory group, founded in 2000, consists of independent companies dedicated to M&A, Corporate Finance and Strategy & Business Advisory Services. The growing group offers these services globally through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, The Netherlands and the USA. Due to the group members we are able to cover more than 20 different industry sectors. Since 2015 our current members successfully closed 220 transactions worth 3,6 billion euros.