February 4, 2020

 

VIA EDGAR

 

Office of Financial Services

Division of Corporation Finance

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street, NE

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Attn:

Katherine Bagley, Attorney-Adviser

 

 

Re:

Afya Limited

 

Registration Statement on Form F-1, as amended

 

File No. 333-236246

 

Dear Ms. Bagley:

 

Pursuant to Rule 461 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Afya Limited (the “Company”), hereby requests that the effective date of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-236246) (the “Registration Statement”) be accelerated by the Securities and Exchange Commission so that the Registration Statement will become effective at 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on February 6, 2020, or as soon as practicable thereafter. The Company hereby authorizes Manuel Garciadiaz of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, counsel to the Company, to modify or withdraw this request for acceleration orally. By separate letter, the underwriters of the issuance of the securities being registered join in this request for acceleration.

 

The Company requests that we be notified of such effectiveness by a telephone call to Mr. Garciadiaz at +1 212 450-6095 and that such effectiveness also be confirmed in writing.

 

 

 

Very truly yours,

 

 

 

 

 

Afya Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Virgilio Deloy Capobianco Gibbon

 

 

 

Name:

Virgilio Deloy Capobianco Gibbon

 

 

 

Title:

Chief Executive Officer