About us

HPX Capital Partners is an investment firm founded by professionals with distinctive and complementary backgrounds. We seek to have a transformative impact on businesses through long-term oriented investments and hands-on partnerships to help companies realize their rare potential. We expect to accelerate value creation in businesses by leveraging our experiences as bankers, investors, owners and operators where we advised clients, invested third-party and our own capital and operated the assets and business we acquired over the last 25 years.


Bernardo Hees

Mr. Hees has more than 20 years leading global companies, with experience executing value creation strategies.

Previously, Mr. Hees served as CEO of The Kraft Heinz Company from 2015 to June 2019. He served as CEO of H.J. Heinz Holding Corporation since 2013. From 2010 to 2013 Mr. Hees served as CEO of Burger King Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a global fast food restaurant chain. From 2005 to 2010 he was CEO of América Latina Logística, a Brazilian logistics company. Mr. Hees was also a Partner at 3G Capital from 2010 to 2019. Currently, Mr. Hees is also Co-Chairman of HPX Corp., Executive Chairman of Avis Budget Group and Director of Bunge Limited.

Carlos Piani

Mr. Piani has more than 20 years of investment and operational experience across a broad range of industries.

Previously, Mr. Piani served as President of Kraft Heinz Canada and Head of Strategic Initiatives and Mergers and Acquisitions at Kraft Heinz Company from 2015 to 2019. From 2012 to 2015 he served as CEO of PDG Realty, a Brazilian real estate developer. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Piani was Co-Head of Private Equity of Vinci Partners, a Brazilian alternative investment firm. From 2004 to 2010 he served as CFO, President and CEO of Equatorial Energia, a Brazilian utilities company. Mr. Piani was also a Founding Partner at Vinci Partners from 2010 to 2015. Currently, Mr. Piani is also CEO and Director of HPX Corp., Chairman of Equatorial Energia, Chairman of Brasil Brokers and Director of Petrobras Distribuidora.

Rodrigo Xavier

Mr. Xavier has more than 25 years of experience in financial institutions and capital markets development.

Previously, Mr. Xavier served as CEO and Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Brazil from 2014 to 2017. From 2009 to 2014 he was a Founding Partner and Executive Committee member at Vinci Partners, a Brazilian alternative investment firm. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Xavier was CEO of UBS Pactual and Co-Head of UBS Global Asset Management for Latin America. He joined Banco Pactual in 1993, where he held a number of positions including Co-Head of Asset Management, Managing Partner of Pactual Capital Corporation in New York City and Head of Equity Sales and Trading. He became a Partner of Banco Pactual in 1997 and a member of its Executive Committee in 2003. In 2018, Mr. Xavier became a Fellow at Stanford’s Distinguished Career Institute and has since become an advisor in the topics of digital transformation, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. Currently, Mr. Xavier is Co-Chairman of HPX Corp. and sits on the board of several nonprofits focused on development in Brazil.



HPX Corp. is newly incorporated blank check company sponsored by HPX Capital Partners for the purpose of effecting a business combination. The company intends to draw upon the extensive networks, relationships and investment personnel of our management team and our sponsor to identify, source, negotiate and execute an initial business combination in Brazil in an industry in which our management team has previous experience or in an industry which would benefit from long-term growth in the Brazilian economy.



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