Marcelo Valenca
  1. Associate

Mr. Valenca is an associate in Davis Polk's Corporate department, practicing in the London office. He advises corporate and investment banking clients on securities offerings and public listings, M&A and corporate finance transactions.

Mr. Valenca also provides advice on general corporate law matters.

Work Highlights

  • Bookrunner on the IPO and Uganda Securities Exchange listing of Cipla Quality Chemicals Industries
  • ContourGlobal on its:
    • £1.7 billion IPO and London premium listing
    • UK Listing Rules aspects of its acquisition of Acciona Termosolar
  • Delphi on its $300 million senior notes offering
  • Ferguson on its $750 million senior notes offering
  • IHS Markit on its $500 million senior notes offering
  • Joint bookrunners and co-managers in connection with a $1 billion notes offering by LafargeHolcim
  • Joint global coordinators of a $82 million private placement of new ordinary shares of Harmony Gold Mining
  • Joint lead managers in connection with a $1 billion notes offering by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Laboratorios Farmacéuticos Rovi on its €80 million follow-on offering
  • Lead dealer managers in connection with $650 million exchange offers by Ensco
  • Natura on its €1 billion acquisition of The Body Shop from L'Oréal
  • Sponsor to Vedanta Resources on the acquisition by its Indian listed subsidiary, Vedanta Limited, of Electrosteel Steels
  • Verisk Analytics on its acquisition of Sequel
  • Oryzon Genomics on its private placement of 6,666,667 ordinary shares pursuant to a capital increase

Prior to joining Davis Polk, Mr. Valenca worked in private practice and as an in-house counsel in Brazil.

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2016
  • Cascione, Pulino, Boulos Advogados, Brazil, 2011-2015

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • England and Wales

Education

  • LL.B., Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 2006
  • LL.M., Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 2014
  • LL.M., University of Cambridge, 2016