PPLA Participations Ltd. operates as investment bank and asset and wealth manager. It operates its business through following units: Principal Investments and Private Equity. The Principal Investments business unit provides a wide range of financial instruments, including investments in Merchant Banking and real estate investments mainly in Brazil as well as investments in several financial instruments in the global market. The Private Equity business unit refers to the management of private equity funds, which are investments in privately-held or publicly-held companies for which shares can not be freely traded on stock exchanges, with capital financed by qualified third-party investors and by the Company itself. The company was founded by Andre Esteves on March 26, 2010 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.