BofA Securities, Inc.

One Bryant Park

New York, NY 10036

 

UBS Securities LLC
1285 Avenue of The Americas
New York, New York 10019

 

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
200 West Street
New York, New York 10282-2198

 

Itau BBA USA Securities, Inc.
540 Madison Avenue, 24th floor
New York, New York 10022-3263

 

February 4, 2020

 

VIA EDGAR

 

Office of Financial Services

Division of Corporate 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 of the General Rules and Regulations under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), we, as representatives of the several underwriters, hereby join in the request of Afya Limited that the effective date of the above-referenced Registration Statement be accelerated so that it will be declared effective at 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on February 6, 2020 or as soon thereafter as practicable.

 

Pursuant to Rule 460 of the General Rules and Regulations under the Securities Act, we advise you that the number of preliminary prospectuses dated February 4, 2020 that will be furnished to 8 prospective underwriters and distributed to underwriters, institutional investors, individuals, dealers, brokers and others on the date hereof will be approximately 2,500.

 

We advise that we have complied and will comply, and have been informed by the participating underwriters that they have complied and will continue to comply with the requirements of Rule 15c2-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

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Very truly yours,

 

 

 

BOFA SECURITIES, INC.

 

UBS SECURITIES LLC

 

GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC

 

ITAU BBA USA SECURITIES, INC.

 

 

 

As Representatives of the several Underwriters

 

 

 

By: BOFA SECURITIES, INC.

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Michele A. H. Allong

 

Name:

Michele A. H. Allong

 

Title:

Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

By: UBS SECURITIES LLC

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Billy McArthur

 

Name:

Billy McArthur

 

Title:

Managing Director

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Daniel Parisi

 

Name:

Daniel Parisi

 

Title:

Director

 

 

 

By: GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Facundo Vazquez

 

Name:

Facundo Vazquez

 

Title:

Managing Director

 

 

 

By: ITAU BBA USA SECURITIES, INC.

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Roderick Greenlees

 

Name:

Roderick Greenlees

 

Title:

Managing Director

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Ubiratan Machado

 

Name:

Ubiratan Machado

 

Title:

Managing Director