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Invest in Brazil News

  • 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.

  • Pall Corp. Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Engefiltro, its Brazilian Distributor

    Pall Corporation, a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, announced Friday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire its long-time Brazilian distribution partner, Engefiltro.
     
    The acquisition will strengthen Pall’s capabilities to support customers in the fast-growing Latin American market. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the month. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • IntercontinentalExchange acquires Strategic Investment in Brazil’s Cetip S.A.

    IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), a leading operator of global regulated futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, Thursday announced it will acquire 12.4% of the shares in Cetip, S.A.

    Cetip is a publicly traded company and is Brazil's largest clearing house, as well as the leading operator of registration and custodial services for securities, fixed-income bonds and OTC derivatives.

  • Tullett Prebon Receives Approval to Acquire Convenção

    Tullett Prebon, one of the world’s leading inter-dealer brokers, announced it has been granted approval from Dilma Rousseff, the President of Brazil, to acquire Convenção S/A Corretora de Valores e Câmbio (“Convenção”), one of the leading and most respected inter-dealer brokers in Brazil.

    Steph Duckworth, Chief Operating Officer for Tullett Prebon, said the acquisition of Convenção plays especially well to Tullett Prebon’s strengths and its plans for growing its business in Latin America.

  • Gilbarco Inc acquires Brazil’s Stratema Indústria E Comércio Ltda

    Gilbarco Inc. announced Wednesday that it has signed and closed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Stratema Indústria E Comércio Ltda. of Guarulhos, São Paulo, Brazil.

    Stratema is a manufacturer of fuel dispensers and a provider of maintenance services for the retail petroleum industry and commercial fueling operations in Brazil. Stratema’s customers include large regional oil companies, local oil companies and independent retailers.

  • Fagron Acquires Brazilian Company Pharma Nostra

    Arseus announced Monday that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of the Brazilian Pharma Nostra, a leading supplier of raw materials for pharmaceutical compounding to pharmacies in Brazil.

    Pharma Nostra is the market leader in Brazil with a turnover of approximately € 45 million in 2010.

    Pharma Nostra’s EBITDA margin is approximately 15%. The acquisition sum for Pharma Nostra is approximately € 51 million. On completion of the transaction approximately 60% of the acquisition sum needs to be paid.

  • Publicis Groupe Acquires Brazilian Agency DPZ

    Publicis Groupe announced that it has acquired a majority stake in DPZ, one of Brazil’s leading advertising agencies. According to the terms of the agreement, Publicis Groupe immediately acquires 70% of the new agency, and has the possibility of increasing its participation to 100% over the next two or three years.

  • Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes to acquire rival Webjet Linhas Aereas Economicas

    The Wall Street Journal Friday reported that Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes, Brazil's second-biggest airline, confirmed Friday it will acquire rival low-cost carrier Webjet Linhas Aereas Economicas for 96 million Brazilian reais ($61.53 million.)

    The accord reached with Webjet's controllers is subject to technical and legal analysis of Webjet's activities and assets as well as approval by antitrust authorities, Gol said in a statement.
     

  • Telecom Italia Group reinforces its presence in Brazil with acquisition of Aes Atimus

    TIM Participações S.A., through its subsidiary TIM Celular S.A., Thursday signed an agreement for the acquisition of AES Atimus Group (in effect 100% of Eletropaulo Telecomunicacões Ltda and AES Communications Rio de Janeiro S.A.) from Companhia Brasiliana de Energia.

    The group is a telecommunications infrastructure operator in the states of San Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, the most densely populated and wealthiest regions of the country which generate 27% of national GDP.

  • Brazil Hospitality Group to acquire Hotel Rio Palace

    Brazil Hospitality Group S.A (BHG) announced Thursday it attained approval to acquire Hotel Rio Palace.
     
    The approval was by unanimous decision of the Registered Instrument of Promise of Purchase and Sale established on August 26, 2010, and amended on September 2, 2010, between BHG and Veplan Hoteis e Turismo S.A. (Veplan), a company in bankruptcy reorganization (Chapter 11) for the acquisition of the Hotel Rio Palace (currently operated with the "Sofitel" brand). The decision was announced yesterday.

  • Barra Energia to acquire 10% of Block BMS-8 from Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda

    Barra Energia do Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltd (Barra Energia) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 10% of Block BMS-8 from Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda, which currently owns a 20% participation in the area. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    The block is located offshore in the Santos Basin in water depth of approximately 2,100m. Petrobras is the operator of the block with a 66% working interest while Galp holds a 14% working interest.

  • ILEOS acquires the leader in contract filling and samples for cosmetic industry in Brazil

    ILEOS, a major player in packaging for the beauty & health industry, announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to take a majority stake in MAPPEL, a company specializing in the manufacture and filling of unit doses and samples, a Brazilian market leader in its field.

    MAPPEL, established in 1970 by Marion Appel has 230 employees on two production sites based in San Paolo. The company posted a turnover of 25 million euros in 2010, with strong continued growth.

  • Carrefour’s Board of Directors approves the major strategic partnership in Brazil with Gama

    Carrefour Monday announced that the company’s Board of Directors approved the project proposed by Gama to form a strategic partnership that would create the leading player in Brazilian retail, combining Carrefour’s assets in the country with those of CBD in an equally-owned company that would be fully consolidated by Carrefour as of January 1, 2013.