The Curovao family was one of the Brentaal Houses. Both noble and rich, the family oversaw the city of Curovao. In some time, the city of Curovao became one of the largest cities on Brentaal, and the family used it to control much of its business during the times of the Old Republic.

One of these businesses was Curovao ImpEx, an import-export activity specialized in transportation of military commodities. During the last years of the Old Republic, the spokesperson of Curovao ImpEx was Aladaire Curovao-Simo.

Due to Curovao working with experimental military technologies, it became a target for civil rights activists during the years previous to the onset of the Clone Wars. The Brentaal Dissidents League protested against many of the dealings of Curovao and other Brentaali corporations, claiming that Curovao achieved its profits by exploiting underdevelopment planets and peoples, crushing competitors and paying minimum wages. Corporate executives of Curovao, fearing for their lives, agreed to hire additional security forces to maintain their operations.