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Invest in Brazil News

  • Unilever purchases first available certificates for Sustainable Soy Oil

    Unilever Sunday announced a small but important step towards 100% sustainable sourcing of its agricultural raw materials by 2020. Unilever, a founding member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), bought some of the first available certificates for sustainable soy. This follows the recent introduction of the RTRS certification scheme.

  • Central Resources Inc. acquires Brazil’s Koch Petróleo do Brasil Ltda

    Central Resources, Inc. announced Thursday that its affiliate, Central Brazil Coöperatief U.A., (Central), has acquired Koch Industries International B.V., an affiliate of Koch Industries, Inc.

    Koch Industries Inc. operates an oil and gas exploration and production business in Brazil through its subsidiary, Koch Petróleo do Brasil Ltda (KPB). The transaction occurred on May 27, 2011 with Central Resources assuming operations immediately.

  • Informa plc acquires Brasil Trade Shows Partners and Ibratexpo Feiras e Eventos

    Informa plc, the world’s largest publically owned organiser of exhibitions, conferences and training events, Thursday announced two strategic acquisitions in Brazil.

    Informa has acquired Brasil Trade Shows Partners Participacoes S.A. (BTS). BTS is a leading organiser of trade shows in the Food & Beverage Services, Furniture Manufacturing and Franchising sectors, with leading brands including Fispal, ABF and ForMobile.  BTS has been acquired from DLJ South American Partners LP.

  • Rakuten Inc. completes transaction of majority stake in Brazil’s Ikeda

    Rakuten, Inc. Wednesday announced that it has closed a transaction to acquire a 75% stake in Ikeda, a leading provider of e-commerce services to many of Brazil’s largest retailers. The acquisition marks another step toward Rakuten’s objective to extend its unique business model, which is focused on empowering merchants and consumers around the world.

  • CSC acquires VIXIA Consultoria e Tecnologia Ltda

    CSC Tuesday announced it has acquired VIXIA Consultoria e Tecnologia Ltda., a São Paulo-based IT services firm focused on providing core operational software, business consulting and systems integration services to leading insurance, reinsurance and financial institutions in Brazil.

  • WPP acquires a majority stake in leading digital agency in Brazil, Gringo Publicidade Ltda

    WPP announced Friday that its wholly-owned operating company, Possible Worldwide, the global interactive marketing agency that is part of WPP Digital, has acquired a 70% stake in Grïngo Publicidade Ltda (Grïngo), a leading digital agency in Brazil.

    The acquisition comes just a day after WPP, the world’s largest communications services group, announced that it has acquired 70% of Ltda., the largest independent digital advertising agency in Brazil.

  • Vale SA forges ahead with investments in Brazilian Infrastructure

    Vale SA announced it will invest $2.9 billion to increase capacity at the Ponta da Madeira Port Terminal in Sao Luis, Brazil. Vale is one of the world’s largest mining companies. As one of the biggest users of Brazil's port system, in 2010 Vale exported 294.4 million metric tons of iron ore and pellets.

  • WPP acquires majority stake in the largest independent digital advertising agency in Brazil

    WPP, the world’s largest communications services group, announced Thursday that it has acquired 70 per cent of Ltda., the largest independent digital advertising agency in Brazil.

    The São Paulo based agency was founded in 1999 and has enjoyed annual growth rate of nearly 50 per centsince then. The agency employs 200 people and services clients such as Unilever, Campari, Itaú, Vivo and NetShoes.

  • CIT and Dell launch two preferred partnership financing programs in Brazil and Mexico

    CIT Group Inc, a leading provider of financing to small businesses and middle market companies, and Dell Tuesday announced the launch of two preferred partnership financing programs in Brazil and Mexico. The programs will provide financing to large enterprise customers looking to acquire Dell solutions.

  • Owens-Illinois Inc. acquires remaining stake in Brazil’s Owens-Illinois do Brasil Industria e Comercio SA

    Owens-Illinois Inc Tuesday announced the acquisition of the remaining 21 per cent interest in its southern Brazil glass container company, Owens-Illinois do Brasil Industria e Comercio SA (Comercio). The remaining interest was acquired from Monteiro Aranha SA for approximately US$140 million in cash and gives Owens-Illinois 100-per cent ownership in Comercio. Owens-Illinois expects this transaction to be accretive to 2011 earnings.

  • SN Power to acquire all of the shares of Brazil’s energy commercialization company, Enerpar

    SN Power is to acquire all of the shares of energy commercialization company Enerpar, the Brazilian subsidiary of the Norske Skog Group. The investment is for a consideration of US$75 million. Enerpar owns energy purchase contracts up to the end of 2025 for an average annual value of 1.2 TWh.

    The company will continue to offer part of this energy to a Brazilian subsidiary of Norske Skog until 2025 and sell the remainder to other free customers. The investment is expected to close by the end of May.

  • Travelex enters Brazilian market with acquisition of Grupo Confidence

    Travelex, the world’s leading foreign exchange specialist, Friday announced its entry into the Brazilian market through the acquisition of Grupo Confidence (Confidence), Brazil’s largest independent foreign exchange business. The transaction is consistent with Travelex’s growth strategy, which is focused on expanding in fast growing regions and emerging markets.

  • Cielo acquires leading company in payment processing for e-commerce in Brazil, Braspag

    Cielo S.A., the leading merchant acquirer and payment processor in Brazil, announced that it has acquired 100 per cent of the capital stock of Brazil’s leading company in payment processing for e-commerce, Braspag - Tecnologia em Pagamento Ltda. (Braspag). The acquisition was undertaken via a subsidiary of Cielo S.A.

  • Sigma-Aldrich Corp. acquires Brazil’s Vetec Quimica Fina Ltda

    Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (SIAL) announced it has acquired all outstanding shares of Vetec Quimica Fina Ltda to strengthen the Company's position in Latin America.  Based in Brazil, Vetec is a leading supplier of high quality specialty chemicals for the academic and industrial markets and provides products that support research, development and manufacturing.  

    Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.  The Company expects the acquisition to be neutral to diluted earnings per share in 2011.

  • AMIL Participacoes S.A. to acquire Lincx Sistemas de Saude Ltda

    AMIL PARTICIPACOES S.A., the largest healthcare operator in Brazil, announced that it signed Thursday through its subsidiary Amil Assistencia Medica Internacional S.A. (Amil), a Purchase Agreement with the controlling shareholders of Lincx Sistemas de Saude Ltda. (Lincx) for the acquisition and transference of up to 100% of their interest in that company.

  • Banco Bradesco S.A. gains shareholding control of Banco do Estado do Rio de Janeiro S.A

    Banco Bradesco S.A. (Bradesco) acquired shareholding control of Banco do Estado do Rio de Janeiro S.A. (BERJ) from the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro. The investment involved the purchase of 96.99% of common shares and 95.21% of preferred shares, representing 96.23% of BERJ’s capital stock, for a total of R$1.025 billion.

  • MMX Mineracao e Metalicos SA acquires control of PortX Operacoes Portuarias SA

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Brazilian iron-ore miner MMX Mineracao e Metalicos SA acquired control of sister company PortX Operacoes Portuarias SA, allowing it to fully integrate its mining, port and shipping operations and to offer port services to third parties.

  • ACCIONA sells its stake in 17,147 parking spaces in 30 car parks in Brazil, Spain and Andorra

    ACCIONA has sold-off its portfolio of current operative car park concessions, comprising 17,147 parking spaces spread across Brazil, Spain and Andorra. The investment was undertaken for a consideration of a total €190 million. The divestment took place in two separate operations: the EQT investment fund purchased the assets in Spain and Andorra, while the Brazilian company, Horapark acquired the assets in Brazil.

  • Tuscany International completes acquisition of Brazilian firm

    Tuscany International Drilling Inc successfully closed its previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of a private Brazilian drilling and work-over company (Brazilco), together with seven drilling rigs and two work-over rigs located in Brazil, for a cash purchase price of US$52 million.

  • Thomson Reuters acquires Brazil’s leading provider of tax and accounting solutions for corporations

    Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, Thursday announced it has acquired Mastersaf, a top provider of tax and accounting solutions for companies operating in Brazil. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • Smiths Detection buys its Brazilian distributor from EBCO Systems Limited

    Smiths Detection has purchased its Brazilian distributor from EBCO Systems Limited to take direct control over sales of its advanced security and detection products in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.
    EBCO, based in Sao Paulo, has been the exclusive distributor for Smiths Detection in Brazil since 1994; selling and servicing a wide range of X-ray and trace detection systems to customs authorities, airports, and prisons.

  • ARCADIS expanding its position in Brazil by purchasing the remaining shares in ARCADIS Logos

    ARCADIS, the international consultancy, design, engineering and management Services Company, Tuesday announced that it is expanding its position in Brazil by purchasing the remaining shares in ARCADIS Logos in which the company already holds 50% plus 1 share.

  • Wilson Sons mulling investment of US$1.8 billion in Brazil port infrastructure

    Wilson, Sons is to invest an estimated US$1.8 billion to improve its port, logistics and maritime infrastructure until end-2017. The announcement was made Tuesday during a press conference for the Company’s first quarter results.

    Wilson, Sons is one of Brazil's largest port and maritime logistics operators. It has six operating segments: port terminals, towing, logistics, shipping, offshore activities and miscellaneous.

  • Cayman Islands based Equity Partners Fund SPC unveils new segregated portfolio to invest in Brazil

    Cayman Islands based Equity Partners Fund SPC has established a new segregated portfolio which will conduct business under the name Funchal Equity Partners Fund to make investments into Brazil.

    Banif Banco de Investimento (Brazil) S.A. has been engaged to conduct valuations of potential transactions and to assist in the hiring of companies that can conduct due diligence should it be required.