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CPPIB plans to double its investments in Brazil Added in 7/7/2020
 
The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) plans to double its investments in the country by 2025. Today, Latin America accounts for 4% of CPPIB's global portfolio, which represents about R$ 64 billion. The group's goal is to take this share to 7% or 8% - in the region, half of the investments are allocated in Brazil.

Source: Valor Econômico

Atlas Renewable Energy wants to double assets in Brazil Added in 7/7/2020
 
Atlas Renewable Energy is excited about business prospects in Brazil and has plans to double its portfolio of assets in the country in the coming years, even amid the projected strong downturn in the local economy due to the coronavirus.

Source: Reuters Brasil

BNDES is betting on smaller companies Added in 7/4/2020
 
While trying to get rid of a multi-billion dollar portfolio of shares of mature companies on the stock market, BNDES is doubling its bet on smaller companies. The investment will take place through private equity investment funds.

Source: O Globo

Investors seek opportunities in Brazil due to low interest rates Added in 7/4/2020
 
The crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic brought down investment levels and the number of mergers and acquisitions in the country, which were coming at a rapid pace. However, the crisis also brought opportunities for qualified investors with cash and long-term vision.

Source: Folha de São Paulo

Opy Health seeks R$ 600 million to buy hospitals Added in 7/3/2020
 
Opy Health, a Brazilian holding company that gathers hospital infrastructure management companies, is strengthening the cash for new acquisitions, concessions and the construction of hospitals. The company will raise private capital in a capital increase to raise between R$ 500 million and R$ 600 million in a 100% primary issue, according to sources. The investment bank to advise on the funding should be defined by the end of the month.

Source: O Globo

Saudi Fund invests in Patria private equity Added in 7/1/2020
 
Saudi Arabia´s Public Investment Fund (PIF) began investing in Brazil after an agreement announced by Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman during President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to Riyadh in October 2019. The Saudi fund has joined two Pátria Investimentos funds.  The values were not disclosed.

Source: Valor Econômico

Embraer invests in Tempest and goes into cyber security Added in 7/1/2020
 
Embraer is doing a capital increase at Tempest - a leading cyber security company in Brazil, with customers in the financial and retail markets - in a transaction that opens a new line of business for the aircraft manufacturer.

Source: Brazil Journal

SulAmérica and Allianz Added in 6/30/2020
 
Susep (Superintendence of Private Insurance) granted prior authorization for Allianz to acquire corporate control of SulAmérica's auto and mass insurance area. The purchase, announced on August 22, 2019, involved the payment of R$ 3 billion by Allianz to the Brazilian insurance company.

Source: Valor Econômico

Panvel prepares follow-on of R$ 700 million Added in 6/27/2020
 
In an operation that is equivalent to a pre-IPO, the Panvel drugstore chain will make a new stock offering of R$ 700 million to R$ 800 million in the coming weeks and migrate to the New Market listing of B3, the Brazilian Stock Exchange, sources told Brazil Journal. The final terms are still being defined, but the offer will be mostly primary, with the resources financing the company's growth plan.

Source: Brazil Journal

Oil companies debut in Brazil in the midst of crisis and adjust investments Added in 6/27/2020
 
In the midst of one of the biggest crises in the oil and gas sector, two new companies specializing in recovering mature fields are making their debuts this year in the Brazilian market. 3R Petroleum and Trident Energy will, however, face a very different scenario from the one the two expected when they signed their respective contracts with Petrobras in 2019 to acquire assets in the country.

Source: Valor Econômico

Sigma starts construction in August and plans to produce lithium by 2022 Added in 6/27/2020
 
The venture that promises to put Brazil in the global chain of lithium batteries for electric cars has obtained key financing for the start of construction of its plant. For the time being, Sigma Lithium has raised $45 million from Société Générale, a bank in the interior of the state of Minas Gerais.

Source: Valor Econômico

Drugstore Pague Menos wants to raise R$ 1 billion in IPO Added in 6/26/2020
 
Pague Menos will come to market between July and August with an IPO that will give investors another choice in the drugstore sector, sources told the Brazil Journal. The base offer will be 100% primary and wants to raise R$1 billion for the company to invest in new stores, at a time when quarantine opens opportunities at strategic points. Born and raised in Fortaleza, Pague Menos has 20.5% market share in the Northeast region of Brazil.

Source: Brazil Journal

Startups: not investing in afro-entrepreneurship condemns founders, funds and the country Added in 6/26/2020
 
People who declare themselves black represent 55.8% of the Brazilian population. This majority creates more and more business, including with technological vein. But they do not receive proportional attention in the ecosystem of venture capital. Thus, many startups with potential for success go unnoticed.

Source: Pequenas Empresas & Grandes Negócios

Alper buys Transbroker insurance broker for R$ 58 million Added in 6/26/2020
 
Alper Consultoria e Corretora de Seguros has closed an agreement to buy Transbroker Corretora de Seguros, the third largest insurance broker in the country in the cargo transportation segment. The acquisition value is R$ 58.05 million, of which R$ 22.8 million will be paid at the closing of the operation, R$ 10.875 million in five equal and consecutive installments between 2021 and 2025 and the remainder will be paid between 2022 and 2025 in annual installments, conditioned to the performance triggers stipulated in the purchase and sale contract.

Source: Valor Econômico

Entrevista com Ricardo Fernandez, Managing Director responsável pela área de investimentos América Latina da Hamilton Lane Added in 6/25/2020
 

A Hamilton Lane é uma gestora global focada em mercados privados, em atuam em três estratégias: mercado primário, secundário e co-investimentos. No Brasil possuem dois fundos que atuam nestas três estratégias.


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