Carlyle Group announced in 2009 they had closed a deal to purchase a little over 63% of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. The deal was valued at $420 million and there are currently plans to take the company public in 2018. Founded it back in 1972 by Guilherme Paulus and his partner Carlos Vicente Cerchiari, CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. grew to become one of the top ten tourism firms in the world and the largest in all the Brazil.
From 1974 the company was brand solely by Guilherme Paulus because Carlos Vicente Cerchiari decided to pursue other things and sold his portion to his partner. Mr. Paulus has served as Board of Directors of CVC Turismo since October 2013, that same year he was featured in Forbes magazine as a billionaire with a net value of over $1.1 billion.
Guilherme Paulus has grown CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. to have over 209 points of sale, including both domestic and international operations. As one of Brazil’s most respected and loved businessman Guilherme currently employs over 3000 people and contributes large portions of his fortune to charitable organizations. His positive effect and been single-handedly credited for improving the lives of the average Brazilian, he was featured in Money Magazine as Entrepreneur of the year 2017.
In 2005, Guilherme Paulus began investing heavily in the hotel industry and founded GJP Hotels and Resorts or simply the GJP Group. This conscious decision to invest in hotels and resorts ended up having a huge return on investment because by 2014 Brazil was the host for the World Cup, which was followed by the Summer Olympics in 2016. Today GJP has over 15 hotels and resorts as part of their business operations, and there are plans to expand into the highly desired land surrounding airports.
Check more about Guilherme Paulus: http://revista.turismocompartilhado.com.br/2017/11/22/top-seller-2017-guilherme-paulus-fala-sobre-empreendedorismo/