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History


The Bravante Group can trace its roots back to the 1960s, as a company operating gas stations in strategic locations in Rio de Janeiro. Good relations with Petrobras – whose brand of fuel was sold by the gas stations – then led to new opportunities. Accordingly, the Group entered the bunker transportation business by acquiring Navegação São Miguel and forming a partnership with Petrobras that has remained in place to this day.

In the late 1970s, the Group opened the São Miguel Shipyard, which now occupies a 20 thousand-m2 site. In 2000, Navegação São Miguel’s environment unit was spun off as a separate subsidiary called Hidroclean.

In 2010, given the Group’s enormous growth potential, BTG Pactual – Latin America’s biggest investment bank – acquired a minority stake in it. This deal brought together the bank’s financial solidity and Bravante’s expertise and knowledge in the oil and gas industry. Various investments have since been made in the Group’s companies, strengthening their expansion and growth plans.

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