Archive for April, 2011

Equinix Inc. completes acquisition of ALOG Data Centers of Brazil S.A

Comments Off | 04-30-2011

Equinix, Inc., a provider of global data center services, and Riverwood Capital, a technology-focused private equity firm, announced the completion of their acquisition of ALOG Data Centers of Brazil S.A. in an all cash transaction. Equinix invested a total of approximately $83 million—approximately $68 million as part of the acquisition and approximately $15 million to [...]

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Revolver to acquire operating Iron Ore Assets in Brazil

Comments Off | 04-29-2011

Revolver Resources Inc. has entered into an agreement with Oculus Mining S.A., relating to a reverse takeover transaction, for which Revolver proposes to acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of Oculus from Oculus shareholders.
The Transaction is expected to be effected by way of share purchase agreement in which Revolver will acquire all of [...]

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Publicis Groupe furthers its expansion into the Brazilian market

Comments Off | 04-28-2011

Publicis Groupe Tuesday signed an agreement to acquire GP7, a São Paulo-based advertising agency focused on emerging social classes as well as travel and tourism. The agency will be renamed Publicis Red Lion (a unit of Publicis Brazil), and will be aligned with Publicis Worldwide.
Post the investment, GP7 CEO, João Fernando Vassão, will become Managing [...]

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IPhone maker Foxconn mulling $12 billion investment in Brazil

Comments Off | 04-26-2011

According to Reuters, IPhone maker Foxconn is mulling a $12 billion investment in Brazil. The move is aimed at expanding Apple and other tech firms’ global market share to the world’s eighth largest economy.
The Reuters report said Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s administration is studying Foxconn’s investment plan, the latest move by the manufacturer to expand [...]

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Chilean energy firm Enersis to invest $65.4 million in Brazil via its subsidiary Ampla

Comments Off | 04-26-2011

Chilean energy firm Enersis SA is to invest an estimated $65.4 million in an upgrade of its distribution and transmission service in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. The plan shall be implemented through the subsidiary, Ampla, the distributor which supplies more than 2.5 million customers in the state of Río de Janeiro.
With the [...]

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Takasago Americas division finalizes purchase of a flavor and fragrance facility in Vinhedo, Brazil

Comments Off | 04-25-2011

Japanese firm Takasago last week announced its Americas subsidiary completed its acquisition of a Brazilian flavor and fragrance facility. Takasago Americas division finalized the purchase of the facility in Vinhedo, Brazil, near Sao Paulo, reinforcing its foothold in the country’– and the region’s—F&F marketplace.
Takasago is to refurbish the location, with investments in state-of-the-art technology for [...]

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América Móvil in agreement with GE Satellite Holdings LLC to acquire 20% of StarOne SA

Comments Off | 04-23-2011

America Movil announced Thursday it has entered into a stock purchase agreement with GE Satellite Holdings LLC and its affiliates, to acquire 20% of the shares representing the capital stock of StarOne S.A.
StarOne is a Brazilian company that provides satellite services in Brazil. Empresa Brasileira de Telecomunicações S.A. (Embratel), subsidiary of AMX, currently owns the [...]

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Terreno Resources Corp. acquires three mining projects in Brazil

Comments Off | 04-22-2011

Terreno Resources Corp. is to acquire, from a private vendor, 100% of the Jatuarana Phosphate Project, the Nova Olinda Potash Project and the Manaus Bauxite Project, all located in Amazonas State, Brazil. The transaction is subject to certain due diligence conditions and to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.
Philip Williams Terreno Resources Corp. President and [...]

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Cleveland Mining purchases Brazilian Iron Ore Project

Comments Off | 04-21-2011

Cleveland Mining Company Ltd has acquired the 1,000km2 “Porto Grande” iron ore project in the Brazilian state of Amapá. The large, Greenfields tenement package is bounded by iron ore projects held by Anglo American and Cliffs Natural Resources, Brazilian super miners Mineração e Metalicos S.A and Vale.
Under the terms of the purchase agreement, Cleveland will [...]

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3i launches expansion move into Brazil with new team and office

Comments Off | 04-20-2011

3i Group plc, an international investor focused on Private Equity, Infrastructure and Debt Management, has appointed Marcelo Di Lorenzo, previously of Standard Bank Private Equity, to head its newly-established office and team in Brazil.
Marcelo will head a team which has an established track record over the last 15 years, having worked on private equity transactions [...]

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