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Invest in Brazil News

  • 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partner’s stake in the Brazilian telecoms giant, Vivo, the Spanish telecoms company, Telefonica Monday announced it had withdrawn its contention for the stake purchase.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.


  • Private equity investors advisory Capital Dynamics, a Swiss company, opens office in Brazil

    Capital Dynamics, the major European equity manager reported Thursday it had opened a new office in the Sao Paolo state in its growth plans. The new office is seen as Capital Dynamics most current approval of the buyout industry in the Latin American market, that most investors are hopeful will provide unique global, promising growth opportunities.


  • ANTT to publish infrastructure tender for construction of Campinas Bullet Train

    ANTT, the Brazilian national grounds transport agency announced Tuesday that it will be publishing its infrastructure tender for the construction of the Rio de Janeiro-Sao Paulo-Campinas bullet train. The agency announced it will commence tendering for the US$18.8 billion infrastructure investment today, its spokesman said. 


  • Home appliance giant Magazine Luiza denies acquisition speculations

    Brazilian giant home appliances retailer, Magazine Luiza, Wednesday denied speculations that it is in talks with its two rivals over a potential takeover. Speculation had been rife, particularly from the Brazilian newspaper, Valor Economico, that Magazine Luiza had entered talks to expand its business in the country by purchasing 100% stake in its rivals in the Brazilian retails consumer market, considered one of the fastest growing.


  • European Union Court ruling signals near conclusion of Vivo stake sale

    In a move that might bring to an end the long standing Portugal Telecom’s sale of its Vivo stake to Telefonica, the European Court of Justice last week ruled the Portuguese government’s move to block the potential sale given its golden share in Portugal Telecom (PT) violated EU rules. The Portuguese government shocked Portugal Telecom investors who had consented to the sale, by about 70%, of its unit in Vivo, Brazil’s major cellphone firm, to its JV partner Telefonica.


  • Total Oil says Brazil has More Potential for Investments in Oil and Gas

    Total Oil reported it will be undertaking more investments in Brazil, terming the country as having a “huge potential” in its oil fields. In the announcement, Total said it will be contending for licenses in the coming bidding round and hopes to expand its Brazilian oil and gas business after a new proposed law on foreign participation makes the move possible.


  • Vale and Usiminas sign Iron and Steel transport deals

    Vale SA and Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais Thursday announced they had reached an agreement via signing of contracts that will see the undertaking of steel and iron ore transport utilizing Vale’s rail system. Sinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais, also known as Usiminas, the steel manufacture, reported it had concluded the deal with the giant iron ore mining company, Vale SA. 


  • American based international firm Chardbourne and Parke opening office in Sao Paolo

    Chardbourne and Parke, an American based International law firm Thursday announced it plans to further foment its presence in Latin America through opening a new office. In the quest to increase its availability, the firm will commence new operations in Sao Paolo by hiring two additional finance attorneys.


  • Brazil Hospitality Group announces first acquisition in the state of Mato Grosso

    The Brazil Hospitality Group (BHG) Thursday announced the acquisition of Hotel Odara in Cuiaba, marking the group’s commencement of operations in the state of Mato Grosso. The hotel is currently rated as one of the country’s top hotels by the 4 Rodas Guide given its strategic location.


  • Brazil Telecom Company, Oi Gains on Portugal telecom takeover bets

    Reports suggest its becoming apparent that Oi, as well known as Tele Norte Leste Participacoes SA, by far the biggest telecoms company in Brazil, is the target of a potential acquisition investment bid by a renowned Portuguese Telecoms firm. Speculation was ripe Monday that the company is being keenly watched for investment acquisition by Portugal Telecom SGPS SA, the Lisbon based telecoms company, as it seeks to maintain a presence in Brazil, Latin America’s biggest economy.


  • Brazil based beef producer, JBS buying McElhaney Feedyard in USA

    JBS SA, Brazil based and the world’s biggest producer of beef, reported that it had agreed on a deal for the purchase of McElhaney Feedyard in Arizona, USA, at an investment worth $24 million.  According to a statement from the company, the Feedyard has a one time capacity to feed 130,000 head of cattle and is strategically placed in the region of the company’s facility in Tolleson, as well in the Arizona state.


  • French luxury goods giant LVMH Buys 70% Stake in Brazilian Online Beauty Retailer Sack's

    LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the French luxury goods giant, reported that it had made an acquisition investment for a controlling stake in Sack’s. The investment deal will see the French luxury goods giant acquire a 70% controlling stake in the Brazilian firm, Sack’s, the online beauty retailer. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton hopes the acquisition investment will help it expand its Sephora subsidiary into Brazil.


  • Barclays hires Cabral-Gardner for expanding its investments into Brazil banking industry


    In a move to enhance its Brazilian investments, the UK’s third largest bank, Barclays Bank, through its Securities arm, Barclays Capital, announced that it has contracted Ana Cabral-Gardner to help in expansion of its Brazilian investment banking business. The Brazilian banking industry is expected this year to have more mergers and acquisitions ever since the year 2007.  


  • Japanese company Sumitomo Corp invest in Brazilian steel giant Usiminas


    Japan's third biggest stock trading company, Sumitomo Corp. Thursday announced that its in a $1.9 billion bid investment for the acquisition of a 30% stake in Brazilian steel giant, Usiminas Siderurgicas de Minas SA unit. The Japanese company targets an expansion of the Brazilian flat steel manufacturer’s production capacity, by tripling its iron ore supply to cater for the burgeoning steel demand in China.


  • Caterpillar announces its expansion plan for new manufacturing facility in Brazil


    Caterpillar Inc. Tuesday announced its plans for expansion in Brazil to meet the growing Latin America market. In this regard, the company will increase its Brazilian manufacturing operations presence to enhance its position and enable it meet the burgeoning customer demand in Latin America.


  • Brazilian Iron ore mining giant, Vale, Awards major contract to Australian company WorleyParsons Ltd


    In a major win for a foreign company in Brazil, WorleyParsons Ltd said it had successfully been chosen in a contract that will see it offer engineering services in the country. The company announced that it had won a contract to offer engineering services for the Brazilian Iron ore mining giant, Vale’s S11D plant in Para state.


  • Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company, Lafico seeking Investment in Brazil food and agriculture projects


    The Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company, Lafico, (a sovereign Libyan fund), reported that it is currently seeking investment opportunities in Brazil. The fund’s envoys have made previous investment study visits to the country, analyzing partnerships in the production of food in irrigated areas in the North East of the country.


  • Dutch company ARCADIS signed investment deal on Sao Paolo sanitation project generating 80,000 jobs

    The Dutch international design, consulting, engineering and management Services Company, ARCADIS, Friday announced that its Brazilian subsidiary had signed a US$54 million deal with the Sao Paulo State Basic Sanitation Company, SABESP, for its services.

  • Brazil looking to ban foreigners to buy land and cancel existing foreigners land deeds


    The Brazilian government yesterday confirmed that property investors in the country may be banned from owning land. In the announcement, foreign real estate investors interested in owning land in the Brazil might face tougher restrictions as the Brazilian government clamps down on land ownership over food security concerns.


  • India’s top refiner Shree Renuka Sugars to invest into Brazil’s sugar company Equipay


    Shree Renuka Sugars, India’s top refiner, announced it had reached an agreement to purchase Equipay, a Brazilian sugar company, for a reduced offer. The investment, according to the Indian firm, will enable it procure crucial raw material at reduced costs as well as give it access to the biggest global sugarcane producer.

  • Petrobras announced further $224 Billion under five year planned investment strategy

    Petrobras announced that its Board had successfully approved the company’s planned five-year $224 billion investment strategy. The state owned oil giant’s investment budget is way above the $200 billion to $220 billion the company had released earlier this year as its planned investment spending fund. In its five-year plan covering 2009/2013, Petrobras had released a figure of $174.4 billion in the previous financial year, 2008/2009.