NEW YORK AND SAO PAULO– December 11, 2013 – Sagent Advisors, LLC, an independent investment banking firm headquartered in New York, and igc partners, a leading advisory boutique in Brazil, announced today that they have entered into a strategic alliance to provide financial advisory services to clients in the United States and Brazil. The alliance includes cross-border advisory services related to mergers and acquisitions, private financing solutions and other financial advisory services. “Our alliance with igc is an exciting opportunity for Sagent to partner with an advisory firm which shares our core principles of providing our clients with thoughtful, conflict-free advice,” said Hal Ritch, Sagent Advisors’ Chief Executive Officer. “With the dynamic growth of the Brazilian economy, we expect this alliance with igc partners to be important to our clients’ global needs.” The two firms plan on dedicating their combined expertise, long-term relationships and strong execution abilities to provide creative, objective solutions to their clients’ most important opportunities. “We are very pleased to enter into this alliance with Sagent, which shares our hands-on approach of senior bankers working closely with clients to deliver unique solutions,” said Dimitri Eduardo Abudi, Chief Executive Officer at igc partners. “As Brazilian companies increasingly integrate into the global economy, it is critical we are able to provide our clients with seamless cross-border advice. Partnering with Sagent allows us to do just that.” igc partners is the leading independent M&A advisory boutique in Brazil, having advised on over 70 transactions since 2007. The firm is focused on long-term relationships with its clients as well as maintaining strong relationships with leading global private equity firms. Sagent Advisors has been advising clients since 2004 and features a core of senior professionals who average over 20 years of experience in their respective industries. The alliance expands Sagent’s already significant global reach, which along with its offices in the United States, is bolstered by strategic partnerships with Daiwa Securities Group in Asia and DC Advisory in Europe.