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Invest in Brazil News

  • Brazilian Metals Group to acquire highly prospective block of iron ore tenements

    Brazilian Metals Group Limited (BMG) Friday entered into an option agreement to add a highly prospective block of iron ore tenements to its Rio Pardo iron project in Northern Minas Gerais, in Brazil.

    The new tenement block is called the Catuti block, and is located in the Mato Verde area; 13 km west of the city, in close proximity to the Company’s other key iron ore projects – Rio Pardo and Gema Verde.

  • Hamilton Lane enters Brazil markets

    Hamilton Lane, an independent financial institution that provides discretionary and non-discretionary private equity asset management services to sophisticated investors, Thursday announced that it is planning to open an office in Rio de Janeiro in order to act as asset manager in Brazil and has hired Ricardo Fernandez Silva, Jr. and Filipe Caldas as Vice Presidents to expand Hamilton Lane's presence into Brazil.

  • Sodexo acquires Puras do Brasil to become leader in On-site Service Solutions in Brazil

    Sodexo announced Wednesday that it has acquired 100% of Puras do Brasil for an enterprise value of approximately €525 million.

    Founded 30 years ago, Puras do Brasil is the number two On-site Service solutions operator in Brazil, a fast-growing market. Puras do Brasil has revenues of around €0.5 billion and employs 22,000 persons across the country, operating across 1,300 sites.

  • 4 million Brazilians to engage in outreach mechanisms on public policies

    In 2011 and 2012 about four million people will discuss public policy at 17 conferences – ten of which have already been scheduled in municipal, state, regional and national levels. In addition, employees, businesspeople, and others are regularly called to take part in negotiations seeking to bring together common interests and to foster an environment of cooperation. This is part of a method of government developed to make interlocution with society organic and systematic.

  • Consortium of Chinese firms acquires 15% stake in Brazil’s CBMM

    A group of five Chinese companies consisting of CITIC Group, Baosteel Group Corporation, Anshan Iron & Steel Group Corporation, Shougang Corporation and Taiyuan Iron & Steel Group Co., Ltd. formed a consortium named China Niobium Investment Holdings Ltd. and acquired 15% stake in Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração -CBMM for US$1.95 billion.

  • Eastman Chemical Company Acquires Scandiflex to Expand Plasticizer Business

    Eastman Chemical Company announced Friday that it has acquired Scandiflex do Brasil S.A. Indústrias Químicas, a manufacturer of plasticizers located in Mauá, São Paulo, Brazil. The acquired Scandiflex plasticizer business and manufacturing capabilities are now part of Eastman’s Performance Chemicals and Intermediates (PCI) segment. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  

  • 2012-2015 Plan identifies 11 priority challenges for Brazil

    On Wednesday, August 31, the President sent the Bill of Law for the Multi-Year Plan (PPA) 2012-2015, denominated the Greater Brazil Plan, to the National Congress. The Plan lays out eleven challenges in development, infrastructure, public security, science, technology and innovation, education, culture and sports, public management, and the eradication of extreme poverty. In all, R$ 5.4 trillion will be invested in 65 themed programs, 38% more than the amount invested in the period before, from 2008 to 2011.

  • Brazilian GDP grew 4.7% in the last 12 months

    In the last four quarters, the accumulated growth of the Brazilian economy reached 4.7%. The GDP (gross domestic product) in the second quarter of 2011 grew 0.8%.

    In comparison with the second quarter of 2010, Brazilian GDP grew 3.1%. The highlights were the increase in services (3.4%), followed by industry (1.7%). Agriculture recorded zero growth.

    The Brazilian GDP in current values ​​reached R$ 1.02 trillion (640 billion dollars) in the second quarter of 2011.

    02 September, 2011

  • Univar Inc. acquires leading Brazil distributor of specialty and commodity chemicals

    Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor, and Arinos Quimica Ltda. (Arinos), a leading distributor of specialty and commodity chemicals in Brazil, announced Friday that Univar has acquired Arinos. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

    John Zillmer, President and CEO of Univar, said Arinos has highly complementary business model to Univar, and provides a strong platform for future growth in the large and rapidly growing Brazilian chemical distribution market.

  • SCA acquires Brazilian hygiene products company Pro Descart

    Svenska Cellulosa AB (SCA) is acquiring the Brazilian hygiene products company Pro Descart. Consideration for the deal amounts to SEK 450 million on a debt-free basis. The company has annual sales of SEK 360 million.

    Brazil is the most highly populated country in South America, with 190 million inhabitants and a favorable economic growth. The market for hygiene products has a good growth potential, this applies especially for incontinence care products, having shown double digit growth.

  • 2012 Brazil budget proposal provides 100 billion dollars in investments

    The Ministry of Planning sent to the Brazilian National Congress the Draft 2012 Budget Law. The planned investments for next year total 100 billion dollars, of which 35 billion come from the fiscal budget and 65 billion of state companies. The amount is 8.3% higher than in 2011. Much of this investment will be done in the context of the second Growth Acceleration Program (PAC 2).

  • Brazil to expand medical education in the countryside

    In order to expand the number of medical professionals, especially in the countryside, the Brazilian government should launch a National Plan of Medical Education until the end of the year.

    With the plan, the government hopes to increase by 4,500 the number of medical doctors who graduate each year. The announcement was made by President Dilma Rousseff during the inaugural class of the Medical School of the University of Pernambuco-Garanhuns, in Northeastern Brazil.

    31 August, 2011

  • Norges Bank Investment Management acquires minority stake in Brazil’s LLX Logística

    LLX Logística S.A., a Brazilian publicly held corporation that is building the Açu Superport Industrial Complex, the largest port-industry investment in Latin America, announced Tuesday that Norway’s  Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has acquired 5.3% of LLX´s outstanding shares, corresponding to 36,763,242 shares.  

  • Sika to acquire Colauto Adesivos to strengthen its position in Brazilian automotive sector

    Sika has agreed to acquire Colauto Adesivos e Massas Ltda, a manufacturer of adhesives and sealants as well as acoustic damping and structural reinforcement elements for Latin America’s fast-growing automotive and transportation industry.
    Colauto is one of the leading suppliers of chemical process materials for the automotive industry in Latin America. Colauto generated sales of CHF 40 million in 2010 with a workforce of approximately 250.

  • BASIC Ministerial Meeting discusses climate change and sustainable development

    Ministers from Brazil, South Africa, India and China met in Inhotim, state of Minas Gerais, to discuss climate change and the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainanable Development, to be held next year in Brazil.

  • Tenaris S.A. files request to acquire public held shares in its Brazilian subsidiary, Confab Industrial S.A

    Tenaris S.A. announced Monday that it filed a request with CVM (Brazil's securities regulator) and the Sao Paulo stock exchange seeking their approval to a public delisting tender offer to acquire all of the ordinary and preferred shares held by the public in its controlled Brazilian subsidiary Confab Industrial S.A.

    The offer, which would be made pursuant to applicable Brazilian laws and regulations, would be subject to customary conditions.

  • Japan’s Hitachi Kokusai Electric to acquire Brazilian broadcast transmitter manufacturer Linear Equipamentos

    Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. has reached an agreement with the Brazilian broadcast transmitter manufacturer Linear Equipamentos Eletrônicos S/A to acquire a majority of Linear's shares by early October 2011.

    Hitachi has purposed the investment towards developing a terrestrial digital broadcasting equipment business in South America. Negotiations are proceeding, with both parties targeting the conclusion of a final agreement by September 30.

  • Brazil Hospitality Group acquires additional Hotels in Belem, Brazil

    Brazil Hospitality Group (BHG S.A.) announced the acquisition and administration of five new hotels in Belem, totaling 7 properties in the state capital of Para.

    The acquisition will add 1,010 rooms to the portfolio of BHG (385 currently in operation, 405 to be inaugurated in 1Q12 and 220 to be inaugurated in 1Q13) between owned and managed rooms, acquired from the MB Capital Group.

  • Brazil expands Federal Microcredit Program

    The federal government of Brazil has announced that it will expand its National Program of Oriented Productive Microcredit (PNMPO).  With the expansion, the program will be renamed "Growing - National Microcredit Program," and will include new conditions for financing, including lower interest rates and lending targets for public banks.  The program will retain its main feature: extending credit opportunities for individual entrepreneurs and micro-enterprises with a turnover of up to R$ 120,000 annually.

  • Brazilian Gold to acquire 100% interest in regional property package in the Tapajós Mineral Province from Talon Metals Corp.

    Brazilian Gold Corporation announced that, further to the Company's release dated May 19th, 2011; it has received TSX Venture Exchange approval to acquire from Talon Metals Corp. a 100% interest in a regional property package in the Tapajós Mineral Province (TMP) of Northern Brazil.

    The package incorporates 16 separate exploration concessions, totaling 115,926 hectares, in an area located either contiguous with or in close proximity to the Company's existing road accessible projects.

  • Midea Holding acquires majority share in Carrier’s Latin America air-conditioning business

    Midea Holding Co. Ltd announced its acquisition of majority share in Carrier’s Latin America air-conditioning business. Through its Netherlands subsidiary, Midea acquires 51% of the equity in Carrier Latin America Holding Company while the rest 49% equity will be owned by Carrier. Total transaction price is around US$220 million.

  • Bunge Ltd plans to invest $2.5 billion to bolster sugar and ethanol production in Brazil

    Bunge Ltd. (BG) is mulling plans to invest some $2.5 billion to bolster sugar and ethanol production in Brazil over the next five years, reported Bloomberg Tuesday. Bunge is the world’s second- largest sugar trader and may sell bonds to help finance the investments.
     
    Bunge Executive Officer Alberto Weisser, revealed the investment plans Tuesday during a press conference.  

    “The investments come at the right moment, as the world is yearning for food and clean energy,” said Weisser.

  • Brazil Minister of Planning reaffirms the sustainability of Belo Monte dam

    Brazil’s Minister of Planning, Miriam Belchior, has again stressed today (August 22) that the construction of the Belo Monte dam is sustainable. She said the government is taking all the necessary measures to reduce the negative impact caused by the construction in the state of Para. "You show common sense through action, and we are acting," she said, referring to the protests against the dam construction last weekend in some Brazilian cities.

  • Wind power now less expensive than natural gas in brazil, based on recent energy auction

    President and CEO of Brazil's Energy Research Company (EPE), Mauricio Tolmasquim, has announced that for the first time ever in Brazil, wind power prices are less expensive than natural gas prices.  This announcement follows the results of energy auctions held last week by Brazil's National Electric Power Agency (Aneel).