Evercore Partners has signed an agreement with G5 Advisors, an investment banking boutique and investment management firm, to jointly advise on cross-border transactions involving Brazilian companies.

Under the terms of the agreement, Evercore and G5 Advisors will work together on strategic cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and related transactions between Brazilian companies and companies located outside South America. The two firms may also choose to work together on transactions involving companies in other South American countries.

Evercore believes that the strategic alliance will provide the company with enhanced senior-level experience and industry expertise in Brazil and across South America. The agreement will enable G5 Advisors to benefit from the breadth and depth of Evercore’s senior-level client relationships, M&A and restructuring experience and industry expertise.

Roger Altman, chairman and CEO of Evercore Partners, said: Evercore’s strategic alliance with G5 Advisors is another step in the globalization of our firm, enabling us to expand our presence in South America and provide superior advice and execution for our clients.

Corrado Varoli, CEO of G5 Advisors, added: Our relationship with Evercore is an important step in building out our advisory platform. It will enable us to provide our clients in Brazil with access to Evercore’s global reach and services. Our two firms are built on the same principle of providing sophisticated, objective advice to our clients and our geographic footprints are complementary.