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Invest in Brazil News

  • Brazil experiences increased FDI inflows in mergers and acquisitions, Telecoms sector the most sought after

    In a report commissioned by research firm, Dealogic, Brazil has experienced an increased inflow of equities in 2010. As such, mergers and acquisitions have been at the fore front with investors putting huge capital into long term investments in the country than ever before, said Dealogic. In its release today, Dealogic established that deals announced this year to date total about $65.4 billion, terming it the highest ever recorded figure and as well double last year’s figure over the same time.

  • China’s steel company Wuhan Iron & Steel considering $5 billion steel plant in Brazil

    Chinese steel major, Wuhan Iron & Steel, is mulling the construction of a $5 billion steel plant in Brazil. The revelations come amidst round table trade talks during the Chinese President’s visits to Brazil in which a number of cooperation deals were signed. With the agreements for trade in place, the Chinese steel manufacturer revealed it is planning to set up a steel plant in Brazil.

  • Brazil Bank Banco do Brasil forms joint venture with Portugal’s Bank Banco Espirito Santo for overseas expansion

    Brazilian bank, Banco do Brasil, Monday reported that it had gone into a joint venture with Banco Bradesco and Portuguese bank, Banco Espirito Santo for expansion overseas, in Africa. Banco do Brasil is Brazil and Latin America’s biggest bank in terms of assets. The new investment vehicle will undertake its operations in Africa but on its own, the Banco do Brasil said it might as well be considering additional acquisitions.

  • India’s largest sugar refiner Shree Renuka Sugars to make additional acquisitions in Brazil

    India’s largest sugar refiner Shree Renuka Sugars said Friday that it is considering additional investments in Brazil. Shree Renuka Sugars already owns majority stakes in two Brazilian firms that it acquired last year November. The Indian sugar producer said it would be acquiring more investments to bolster its existing two and increase its presence and business in Latin America’s biggest economy, Brazil.

  • Switzerland bank UBS AG keen on rebuilding its Brazil banking business

    In a move aimed at rebuilding its business in Brazil, Switzerland’s biggest bank, UBS AG, said Friday that it’s planning to start an investment in the Latin American state. In the move, aimed at tapping into Latin America’s biggest economy and the fastest growing as well, UBS AG said it’s undertaking the investment after raising funds from the sale of its unit in the country in 2009.

  • Brazilian Phone Company Embratel Participacoes offers to buy out cable television operator Net Servicos

    Embratel Participacoes Thursday reported that it is keen on offering to purchase all the shares of Net Servicos. Embratel Participacoes, a Brazilian phone company, said it will offer the purchase of 100% of Net Servicos, considered the biggest cable television operator in Brazil. In that regard, Embratel said it will be making an offer of 4.58 billion reals for the potential takeover.

  • Capgemini acquires SAP specialist Sonda Procwork’s facility in Santa Catarina Brazil

    In an announcement Thursday, Capgemini Brazil reported that it has acquired Sonda Procwork’s facility in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Capgemini is one of the foremost firms globally in the provision of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Capgemini said the acquisition would henceforth enable it deliver its business process outsourcing services to its global customers based in the region, that were being serviced by the Chilean firm.

  • Standard Life Investments completes two additional real estate acquisitions for Select Property Fund in Brazil

    Standard Life Investments Wednesday announced it had completed the acquisition of two additional investments in Brazil. The company said it had made the two acquisitions on behalf of its Select Property Fund and would undertake them at about 110 million Brazilian reals. Standard Life Investments said the two acquisitions, made up of two prime holdings now gives the Select Property Funds about 48% of its portfolio allocated to direct commercial property markets around the world.

  • Brazilian billionaire, wealthiest man in Latin America, Eike Batista to sell stake in MMX mining company to foreign investors

    Reports emerged Tuesday that Brazilian billionaire, Eike Batista, the wealthiest man in the Latin American country, is considering disposing off his stake in the mining firm, MMX to foreign investors. According to the reports published in the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper Tuesday, the billionaire is keen on focusing his investments in the energy sector and might be seeking investors to sell the stake to.

  • French advertising and communications MNC Publicis Groupe to acquire AG2 a digital agency in Brazil

    Publicis Groupe Monday announced that it had struck a deal for the acquisition of AG2, one of Brazil’s foremost and biggest independent digital agency. In the agreement deal that sealed the acquisition, Publicis announced that AG2 will be aligned with Publicis Modem, Publicis global network’s digital unit but will be renamed AG2 Publicis Modem. On the same breadth, AG2 will however retain its chief executive officer, Cesar Paz but he will henceforth be answerable to the Chief executive of Publicis Brazil, Orlando Marques.

  • Canadian mining company Teck Resources Ltd acquires 50% in Brazil’s Horizonte Minerals Plc.

    Canadian mining company Teck Resources Ltd last week announced it had agreed on a deal with Brazilian company Horizonte Minerals for the acquisition of about 50% control in Horizonte Minerals.  According to the details released under the terms of the agreement by Horizonte Minerals, the deal is expected to result in one of the largest nickel projects in the country.

  • Brazil Iron ore producer Vale SA in takeover offer for Brazilian copper smelter Paranapanema

    Brazil’s Vale SA, the biggest iron ore producer globally, Thursday said it had agreed on a deal that will see it takeover Paranapanema, the Brazilian copper smelter. In a move the company said is aimed at diversifying its revenue generation sources, Vale SA said it would be remitting 2 billion Brazilian reals, about US$1.13 billion for the buy out of the copper smelter.

  • Spanish telecom major Telefonica finally takes control of Brazilian firm Vivo from Portugal Telecom

    In a twist of harrowing but successful turn around, Telefonica Wednesday announced it had finally managed to seal the deal with Portugal Telecom for the acquisition of the Portuguese Telecoms company’s stake in Vivo, the Brazilian telecoms major. In its statement to the Spanish Stock Exchange, the Spanish telecoms giant, Telefonica, said it had won full control of the mobile phone joint venture it had entered with Portugal Telecom in the Brazilian firm, Vivo, after raising its offer for the thrid time.

  • Chinese Investors leading FDI inflows into Brazil

    In its quest to fuel its rapid economic growth and expansion, Chinese investments have increased tremendously in Brazil, reported the Washington post. In its strategy to ensure a steady supply of resources for development, Chinese state firms are on a globe trotting prowl for investments and so far Brazil appears to be a favorite target. The Asian economic tiger has over $2 trillion in its foreign reserves and is encouraging state firms to seek growth outside of China to supplement the reduced growth domestically.

  • Brazilian auto rental company Localiza Rent a Car in deal with auto companies for supply of 85,000 Cars at $1.4 billion

    Localiza Rent a Car, a local Brazilian auto rental company based in Belo Horizonte state said Monday that it plans to invest about $1.4 billion for investments geared at revamping its provision of services. According to the announcement, the company will invest 2.5 billion reals, an equivalent of the $1.4 billion for the purchase of new cars to boost its rapidly growing business in the country.

  • Steel do Brasil acquires two mining companies for $435 Million

    Steel do Brasil Friday announced it had successfully acquired two of its mining rival companies in Brazil in a move to expand its operations. According to the company’s announcement, Steel do Brasil made the investment at an estimated 435 million dollars for the takeover of the two mining firms. The company said it had acquired 70% of Mhag Servicos e Mineracao, the Brazilian iron ore miner that is part of the larger Campina Mining Group for an estimated 245 million dollars.

  • French Media Company Vivendi could face up to $1.7 billion in fines against stated 100% GVT acquisition, Brazil’s Securities Regulator Says

    French giant media company Vivendi could face up to more than one billion dollars in fines from Brazil’s securities regulator over a fraud case involving its acquisition of GVT, the Brazilian phone company. Reports surfaced Sunday in a domestic Brazilian newspaper, stating that the French media firm could pay about 3 billion reals, an equivalent of about 1.7 billion dollars for suspected fraud when it bought the Brazilian phone company.

  • Brazilian mobile phone giant Oi denies reports of offer from Portugal Telecom Ltd

    Brazilian mobile phone giant Oi has denied reports that it is considering a possible minority share sale to Portugal Telecom. Reports emerged Thursday that Oi, Brazil’s biggest phone company had reportedly said it would support a move for a minority stake from the Portuguese telecoms firm. The company said the reports were false and that the said source, the company’s Investor Relations Director had been misquoted over the Portugal Telecom affair.

  • Financial Times acquires Brazil’s Sistema Educacional Brasileiro’s Learning Systems Business for about £326 million

    Pearson, owner of the Financial Times Thursday reported it had made a Brazilian acquisition in a move to expand its global business. The deal, aimed at enhancing the company’s educational arm’s growth, will see the Financial Times owner part with about £326 million. According to the announcement, the company acquired the learning systems operations of Sistema Educacional Brasileiro, a Brazilian company with businesses in the education sector and as well one of Brazil’s foremost education firms.

  • Australian mining company Centaurus expands its Brazilian mining business

    Australian mining company, Centaurus Metals, Wednesday announced it had expanded its business in the Latin American country, Brazil. The emerging iron ore producer said it had increased its iron ore portfolio in Brazil after choosing to exercise its options and acquire 16 fresh tenements.

  • Carlyle Group makes investment in Brazilian private health insurance management company Qualicorp

    In its move to increase its global presence, the Carlyle Group Monday announced it had made two more investments, one in Brazil and the other in Australia. The health related investments in Brazil marks another of the Group’s continued global buyouts, making the equity firm one of the most active in the buy out business both domestically and internationally.

  • Spanish telecom company Telefonica withdraws its bid for Portugal Telecoms’ Vivo Stake

    After a protracted wait for the acquisition of its joint venture partner’s stake in the Brazilian telecoms giant, Vivo, the Spanish telecoms company, Telefonica Monday announced it had withdrawn its contention for the stake purchase. The Spanish company withdrew a planned $9.26 billion takeover bid it had launched for the complete takeover of its Brazilian wireless JV with the Portuguese telecoms firm after the Portuguese government barred the investment, forcing an intervention from the European Union.

  • Brazil could be the possible option for EADS to increase its International Business

    The European Aeronautics Defense and Space Company (EADS) reported that impending budget cuts in Europe might push it to increase its international business with places such as Brazil, India and Saudi Arabia amongst the favorites for the planned increased international investments. The company reported that it would be seeking to build meaningful relationships with the said countries as it ventures out for increased investments.

     

  • Laep Investments Ltd receives a capital injection from Global Yield Fund Limited

    Brazilian company, Laep Investments Limited, Thursday announced that it had reached an agreement with Global Yield Fund Limited (GEM) for a capital injection of about $42.3 million. Laep Investments Ltd is a Brazilian fund responsible for the Parmalat dairy Company, as well located in the country. In the agreement, GEM will fund Laep’s investment and growth plans through an injection of capital, the company reported Thursday in a statement.