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The Success Story of Carlos Alberto De Oliveira Andrade

Carlos Alberto is the current chairman and founder of CAOA, the largest manufacturing conglomerate and automobile distributor in Latin America. Carlos started venturing into the automotive business in 1979 after he had ordered one Ford Landau from the Ford dealership located at Campina Grande, but the vehicle wasn’t delivered because that dealership company went bankrupt before it was delivered. Dr. Carlos took advantage of this and proposed that the ownership of the company be passed to him to be retribution for the prepayments he had made.

The Ford dealership was transferred to Dr. Carlos, and he changed the name of the company to CAOA. Dr. Carlos became an entrepreneur, and he began to manage the business. In 1992, Brazilian government allowed opened doors for the importation of foreign vehicles. CAOA began importing Renault vehicles, a French franchise and it was considered as the first when it comes to imported cars.

In 1998, CAOA began importing Subaru vehicles, a Japanese brand. Another company was previously selling the Subaru brand in Brazil, but when CAOA took over the sales of Subaru cars tripled within a year. The following year CAOA took over the sale of Hyundai vehicles from two distributors who were unsuccessfully represented in Brazil. As a result of marketing strategies developed by Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade, the two brands of Subaru and Hyundai became the leading in the market.

In the year 2006, CAOA was recognized as the biggest dealer when it comes to Ford cars in Latin America. It was also considered as the exclusive distributor and importer of Hyundai and Subaru vehicles in Brazil. During 2007, Dr. Carlos and his team inaugurated the first automaker shop in Brazil. The plant was Dr. Carlos’s dream, and it was exclusively for Hyundai vehicles. The business was built using Dr. Carlos’s resources.

Dr. Carlos managed to win various awards. The first award was the “Good doer Company”, which was as a result of the company’s participation in reforestation. The second award was that of being the best distributor of the year. He also won an award for being the best in terms of sales and after sales.

Southridge Capital and Stephen Hicks

Southridge capital is an investment group which has specialized 8n private equity funds. It also offers services such as investment banking and brokerage services. It was founded in 1946 and has it headquarters located at East Coast, New Zealand in the Northeastern U.S. The company offers employment to a total number of 25 people. One cannot talk about Southbridge capital without talking about Stephen M. Hicks who works as the company’s CEO and also has greatly contributed to the foundation of the company. For more details visit Crunchbase.

His exemplary skills have enabled him to take the company to greater heights. He has the responsibility of taking care of the company’s business and in the execution of various activities. Stephen Ricks also acquired a lot of experience from working with Southridge and has used this experience to lead the company through its challenges. He has learned financial banking, risk management and also investments banking. He also has a prolific education background in the field of business where he holds a degree in business administration from King’s College in Briarcliffe Manor located still in New York and also has a masters in business from Fordham University in New York City.  For more details visit Bloomberg.

Mr. Hicks was inspired to start Southridge capital from an idea that came to his mind while working at a small hedge company. He always wakes up to a busy day where he organizes the activities he wants to attend to during the day. He always finds time for clients and always looks forward to building a food rapport with investors. This is some of the things he does that has made the company get people to invest in the company. He has also built a good reputation for Southridge capital which has made the company gain popularity and also appreciation from many. One of the major areas that Southridge capital has developed an interest in is cryptocurrency and pot. Mr. Hicks ability to be focused on achieving the company’s goals has made the company one of the best private equity companies.