One of the largest retail chains in Rio de Janeiro and the state’s mountainous region in the 90s. After buying six ABC stores in Teresópolis, Petrópolis and Nova Friburgo, and investing in the expansion of the supermarket chain, GP Investments sold the company to Grupo Pão de Açúcar in 2001.
Invested in 1998
Centauro is Latin America’s largest retailer of sporting goods. Founded in April 1981 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, the company is currently present in all Brazilian territory with stores in 22 states and Federal District, with more than 190 stores. Centauro bets on the concept of “full size” store, a true temple dedicated to sport, where the customer not only buys, but lives a different experience in its relation with the brand.
Invested in 2012
E-commerce website for office tools, OfficeNet sells about 10,000 items, including computer and stationery supplies. The company has become a case developed by Harvard Business School: “Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets.” Currently, OfficeNet is owned by Staples, world leader in office supplies sales.
Invested in 1999
Founded in 1954 by the Sé family, it became one of the largest supermarket chains in the state of São Paulo in the 1990s, with stores in the state capital and in the countryside. It was later incorporated by the Grupo Pão de Açúcar.
Invested in 1997
First Brazilian sales channel on TV. It operates via internet, catalog and telesales. The brands focus on the integration between its different sales channels in order to provide its customers with the best shopping experience. Currently, it is part of the digital platform B2W, next to Submarino and Americanas.com.
Invested in 1994
Pioneer online store, benchmark in technology and innovation. It offers more than 30 categories of products through internet, telesales, cell phones and catalogs, with emphasis on the sale of books, games, DVDs, electronics, computers, telephony, fashion and online services. Currently, it is part of the digital platform B2W, leader in e- commerce in Latin America.
Invested in 1999
Supermarket chain with 50 stores in Bahia and Pernambuco (Petrolina), Brazil. In 1997, it was purchased from GP Investments by the retailer Bom Preço, from the Paes Mendonça family, also from Bahia, Brazil.
Invested in 1995