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Invest in Brazil News

  • Brazil launches new industrial policy

    The Greater Brazil Plan, launched on August 2 by President Dilma Rousseff, outlines a new industrial, technological, service and foreign trade policy for Brazil. It reduces the 20% welfare tax to zero for sectors that are sensitive to the exchange rate and international competition and which are labor intensive: apparel, footwear, furniture and software. Besides payroll tax breaks, Greater Brazil, whose slogan is "Innovate to compete.

  • Sodrugestvo Group wholly acquires Lider Armazens Gerais S.A.

    Sodrugestvo Group has acquired 100% of Brazil’s Lider Armazens Gerais S.A. Lider, the largest Brazilian private company engaged in the storage and transshipment of grains, owns 15 warehouses located in Brazil's fastest growing agricultural regions.

    All warehouses are leased to leading agricultural companies, including Sodrugestvo, through exclusive long-term agreements.

  • GP Investments Acquires additional majority stake in Fogo de Chão

    GP Investments Ltd, a leading private equity firm in Latin America, announced Monday the acquisition, through its vehicles, of an additional 65% stake in the leading Brazilian steakhouse group Fogo de Chão Churrascaria, LLC.  After this transaction, GP Investments’ vehicles will hold a 100% ownership in the Company.

  • Brazil and Canada launch CEO Forum

    President Dilma Rousseff and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper met on August 8, in Brasilia, and launched the Brazil-Canada CEO Forum as a new mechanism for the private sector to contribute to increasing trade and investment between the two countries and to policy discussions affecting commercial relations. Mr. Murilo Ferreira, CEO of Vale, was nominated co-chair by the Brazilian side.

     

  • Brazilian middle class reaches 95 million, over half of its population

    Brazil’s Secretariat of Strategic Affairs of the Presidency (SAE) released the Classe Média em Números (Middle Class in Numbers) study today indicating that 31 million people entered the Brazilian middle class over the decade from 1999 to 2009, bringing the total number of citizens in the middle class to 95 million – or 52 percent of the total population.  Technically defined as citizens with a combined family income between R$1,000 and R$4,000, this growing segment of the Brazilian population is primarily comprised of young people with formal employment an

  • Endesa S.A. subsidiary acquires minority stake in Endesa’s Brazilian subsidiaries

    Endesa Latinoamérica, S.A. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Endesa, S.A.) and EDP Energias de Portugal, S.A. entered into an agreement for Endesa Latinoamérica to acquire EDP’s 7.70% stakes in Endesa’s Brazilian subsidiaries Ampla Energia e Serviços S.A. and Ampla Investimentos e Serviços S.A. for €76 million and €9 million, respectively.
     

  • Bioenergy to invest $3.8 billion to build wind farms in the northern state of Maranhao

    Brasil Economico reported Thursday that Bioenergy, a Brazilian developer of wind and solar energy projects, plans to invest 6 billion Brazilian reais ($3.8 billion) to build wind farms in the northern state of Maranhao.
     
    According to Economico, Bioenergy is developing 50 projects in the state which will have a capacity to generate 1,400 megawatts by 2015, the newspaper said, citing an interview with company President Sergio Marques.
     

  • NCR and Scopus Tecnologia ink agreement to accelerate growth in Brazil

    NCR Corporation and Scopus Tecnologia Ltda, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Banco Bradesco SA, announced Friday the formation of a strategic alliance for the manufacturing and development of ATMs in Brazil that will see Scopus acquire a 49 percent equity stake in NCR Manaus, NCR’s Brazilian manufacturing and engineering operations.

  • Gruppo Campari announces acquisition of Sagatiba

    Gruppo Campari announced Thursday that it has acquired Brazilian brand Sagatiba, market leader in the increasingly attractive market of premium cachaça in Brazil. Gruppo Campari had started selling Sagatiba in Latin America under a distribution agreement in March 2010.

    Gruppo Campari acquired 100% of the share capital of Sagatiba Brasil S.A., directly and indirectly controlled by the entrepreneur Marcos de Moraes. The acquired business includes the Sagatiba trademarks and the related business assets, including finished goods.

  • Kirin Holdings acquires all outstanding shares of Aleadri-Schinni Participações e Representações S.A.

    Kirin Holdings Company Monday announced it has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Aleadri-Schinni Participações e Representações S.A. (Aleadri), a company that holds 50.45% of the outstanding shares of Schincariol Participações e Representações S.A.

  • Boskalis acquires € 200 million port construction contract in Brazil

    Netherland’s Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has won a contract for the construction of a new port terminal TX2 at Superporto do Açu. The Açu Superport industrial complex in the north of Rio de Janeiro state is the largest port-industry enterprise in Latin America and is expected to become one of the largest port complexes in the world.

  • Cancana Resources Corp. renegotiates acquisition of Amazon Resources Limited

    Cancana Resources Corp. announced Friday that it has successfully renegotiated the acquisition of Amazon Resources Limited.

    Following the renegotiations that Cancana has held with the Board of Directors of Amazon, the Amazon shareholders who originally accepted the Share Exchange Agreement (SEA) proposed on November 22, 2010, have now agreed to the revised terms of the acquisition.

  • Spain’s Indra Acquires One of Brazil's Leading IT Companies, Politec

    Indra, Spain's number one technology company and a leader in Europe and Latin America, has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Politec, one of the main Brazilian IT companies. With this operation, Indra's international business will represent 47% of the company's total sales, up from the current 40%.
     
    Brazil will be Indra’s second largest country (10% of revenues), turning Latam (22% of revenues) into the first regional market within Indra´s international activities.

  • Tray acquires payment gateway SuperPay

    Tray, the largest e-commerce platform in Brazil serving an average of more than 4,500 stores, announces the acquisition of "payment gateway" SuperPay. In addition to the transaction, Tray announced that US$ 2 million will be invested initially for the development of new tools, integration interfaces, security, connectivity and marketing.

  • Experian acquires leading permission-based email marketing company in Brazil

    Experian, the global information services company, announced that it has acquired Virid Interatividade Digital Ltda (Virid), a leading permission-based email marketing company in Brazil.
     
    Founded in 1996, Virid is Brazil’s largest email marketing service provider, offering email delivery, email based behavioral segmentation, real-time campaign reporting, mobile delivery and social media integration. The company has over 800 direct and 3,000 indirect clients including retailers, advertising agencies and news organizations.
     

  • Imdex acquires System Mud of Brazil to strengthen its position in Latin America

    Imdex Limited announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Brazil’s System Mud Industria e Comercio Ltda (System Mud). Under the agreement, Imdex will pay approximately $9.0 million for System Mud.

    Imdex Managing Director, Bernie Ridgeway, said the acquisition would strengthen the Company’s position in Latin America in relation to the manufacture and sale of drilling fluids and chemicals.

  • United Phosphorus Acquires 51 percent Majority Stake in DVA Agro Brazil

    United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) Tuesday announced that it has acquired a 51% stake in DVA Agro Do Brasil (DVA Agro Brazil), a Brazilian company, from DVA Group, Germany and other shareholders. The balance 49% will continue to be held by the existing shareholders.

    DVA Agro Brazil based out of Campinas, São Paulo state in Brazil is engaged in the production, marketing, selling and distribution of crop protection products and specialties in the Brazilian agrochemicals market.

  • Petroleo Brasileiro SA to invest upwards of US$224 billion in Brazil and overseas investments

    Bloomberg Monday reported that Brazilian state owned oil and gas major, Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), plans to boost debt and sell assets after approving a $224.7 billion investment plan.

    Under the investment plans, Petrobras will raise as much as $91 billion in debt and sell up to $13.6 billion of assets as part of the spending program for 2011 through 2015, said Bloomberg.

  • Schneider Electric acquires Brazil’s Steck Group

    Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, announced Friday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Steck Da Amazonia Industria Electrica Ltda. and affiliates (collectively Steck Group), a key player in the fast growing final low voltage segment serving the residential and commercial buildings and industries in Brazil.

  • Shell sells participation in an exploration block in Santos Basin, Brazil

    Shell announced it has sold for US$ 350 million the 20% shares that it had in the BM-S-8 block of the Santos Basin. The buyers were the newly formed company Barra Energia, which acquired 10% of the area - its first asset in the country - and the Brazilian Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção (QGEP), which bought the other 10%.
     
    Each part was bought for US$ 175 million. In the new configuration of the block, Petrobras continues to operate, with 66%, Galp keeps its 14% and there’s now Barra and Queiróz Galvão with 10% each.

  • Midas Medici Group Holdings to Acquire Brazil-Based CIMCORP

    Midas Medici Group Holdings Inc., an innovative green IT company in the fields of virtualization, cloud computing and data management, as well as Smart Grid solutions, acquired CIMCORP, a mid-sized and well respected integrator in Brazil's IT market.
     
    The closing of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and financing arrangements and is anticipated to close before the end of July 2011.

  • Brasil Insurance acquires Corretora de Seguros Ltda in growth strategy

    Brasil Insurance Participações e Administração S.A., a publicly held company with common shares traded on the Novo Mercado of the Bovespa, announced that it has acquired Fazon Corretora de Seguros Ltda.

    The acquisition is in line with Brasil Insurance’s strategy of growth through acquisition of interest in insurance and reinsurance brokerages. The investment makes Fazon Corretora de Seguros Ltda the 33rd Insurance Broker of the Brasil Insurance Group.

  • Russia’s TNK-BP in Farm-out Agreement with Brazilian Petra Energia

    TNK-BP has signed a farm-out agreement with Petra Energia for the acquisition of a 45% stake in 21 blocks in the Brazilian Solimoes Basin.

    The 21 oil and gas exploration blocks, majority owned and operated by HRT O&G, covering an area of approximately 48,000 km2, are located in the Amazon's Solimoes basin. According to a Degolyer & MacNaughton reserves audit report, the blocks bring today for the company a net prospective and contingent resource of 783 Million barrels of oil equivalent (BOEs).

  • Kuehne + Nagel eyes expansion in Brazil with acquisition of Grupo Eichenberg

    Kuehne + Nagel announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement to take over the shares of Grupo Eichenberg, Porto Alegre, Brazil. This strategic acquisition will enable Kuehne + Nagel to provide integrated door-to-door logistics solutions and to speed up expansion in Brazil.