Archive for February, 2011

Leading Brazil retailer Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao to acquire remaining stake in Sendas

Comments Off | 02-27-2011

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao, Brazil’s biggest and foremost retailer, is to acquire the remaining stake in Sendas for an estimated $225 million. The move will effectively turn over 100 per cent ownership of Sendas to the giant retailer. In its announcement, Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao said it will pick up the remaining 42.57 per cent [...]

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UPM Raflatac to acquire the Brazilian labelstock coating and slitting business of BIC Group

Comments Off | 02-27-2011

UPM Raflatac, one of the world’s leading suppliers of self-adhesive labelstock, will acquire Gumtac, the Brazilian labelstock coating and slitting business of BIC Group. Gumtac is located in Rio de Janeiro and employs approximately 35 people.
Commenting on the investment, Jouko Lähepelto, Senior Vice President, Americas & Asia Pacific said UPM Raflatac has in recent years [...]

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Japan Metals & Chemicals acquires Brazil’s Bozel Mineracao SA and France’s Bozel Europe SAS

Comments Off | 02-24-2011

Japan Metals & Chemicals Co Limited has acquired Brazil’s Bozel Mineracao SA and France’s Bozel Europe SAS. The Japanese firm announced the complete takeover of the two companies last week, effectively making them its wholly owned subsidiaries. These companies have been engaged in the production and sale of calcium silicon used as a raw material [...]

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc to invest in Brasil Foods S.A

Comments Off | 02-23-2011

A report carried by Valor Economico indicates that US multi-billionaire Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc may be mulling an investment in Brasil Foods S.A. The Brazilian firm engages in the production and sale of poultry, pork, beef, milk, dairy products, and processed food products in Brazil and internationally.  The reports have indicated Warren Buffet may [...]

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Armadillo to acquire Amazon basin project in north-central Brazil

Comments Off | 02-23-2011

Armadillo is to acquire 100 per cent interest in the Amazon basin, Brazil. However, the investment remains subject to regulatory approval. Even so, Armadillo last year announced it had signed the final letter of intent with Rusheen Handels AG, a private company based in Zurich, allowing Armadillo to acquire a 50 per cent interest in [...]

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Crown Holdings Inc to establish packaging plant in Belem, Brazil via its subsidiary

Comments Off | 02-21-2011

Crown Holdings, Inc. is to establish a beverage can plant in Belem, Brazil via its Brazilian subsidiary Crown Embalagens S.A. Crown Holdings is a leading supplier of metal packaging products worldwide.
The plant will produce two-piece aluminum beverage cans in multiple sizes and is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2012. The new [...]

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Silver Lake in $1 billion warchest to buy Brazilian IT firms in the coming five years

Comments Off | 02-20-2011

Silver Lake is mulling the investment of an estimated $1 billion in the acquisition of Brazilian information technology firms over the next five years, reported Valor Economico. The private equity firm has embarked on an investment strategy aimed at expanding its presence and reach in Brazil.
Based in the US, Silver Lake last year purchased a [...]

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Equity International closes US$58 million investment in Brazil’s self-storage company GuardeAqui

Comments Off | 02-19-2011

Equity International has closed a US$58 million investment in Brazil’s GuardeAqui. Equity International is a privately held investor and builder of world-class companies outside of the United States. The Brazilian firm is a privately owned self-storage company based in São Paulo. The investment brings the number of Equity International’s portfolio companies in Brazil to six.
GuardeAqui [...]

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Danish firm Maersk Oil agrees to purchase SK do Brasil Ltda for $2.4 billion

Comments Off | 02-18-2011

Danish firm Maersk Oil has agreed to purchase Brazil’s SK do Brasil Ltda for an estimated $2.4 billion. The investment gives the firm access to three oil blocks owned by SK do Brasil in Latin America’s biggest economy. Maersk Oil is a unit of A.P. Moeller- Maersk A/S.
Currently, Maersk Oil is the biggest oil producer [...]

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French multinational Rexel acquires Brazil’s Nortel Suprimentos Industriais SA

Comments Off | 02-17-2011

French multinational firm Rexel has acquired Brazil’s Nortel Suprimentos Industriais SA, a key player in the distribution of electrical and industrial equipment in Brazil. Rexel is a global leader in the distribution of electrical supplies. The investment enables Rexel gain a significant foothold in the Brazilian market and creates a platform to build a leading [...]

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