South Africa’s AECI announces investment plan in Brazil

South Africa’s AECI is looking to spend up to 1 billion rand ($148 million) on acquisitions of chemical companies in Brazil. AECI is a maker of industrials chemicals and explosives for  the mining and manufacturing sectors. The Group has completed a 2 billion rand strategic capital investment programme to enhance its future growth in theseContinue reading “South Africa’s AECI announces investment plan in Brazil”

Strong results antecipated for Brazilian agribusiness

 Brazilian analysts expect strong results for the Brazilian agribusiness companies for the second quarter of 2011. According to Itau-Unibanco research, these results are prompted by strong prices for agricultural commodities, not fully reflected in the cost of raw materials. SLC and San Martinho are among the top performers, with sustained higher margins. Heringer’s results should come neutral, due to a seasonally weaker quarter. Raizen – reflecting synergies already? This quarter Cosan will include one month ofContinue reading “Strong results antecipated for Brazilian agribusiness”

Brazilian law firms surge on M&A boom

As M&A deals abound, legal advisory in Brazil gain steam. This is what shows a recent survey by Thomson Reuters. Fees and talent are on the rise. Take a look. Reuters:  Law firms had a 2.7 % rise in advisory roles to 346 deals worth $53.54 billion from the same period a year earlier, accordingContinue reading “Brazilian law firms surge on M&A boom”

Brazilian entrepreneurs are cautious

RIO – Brazilian entrepreneurs confidence dropped in July, according to  the Business Confidence Index Industrial (ICEI). The index is prepared by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI). Taming inflation will affect growth? “The data confirm that entrepreneurs are concerned about the effects of rising inflation and measures of containment of consumption on the economy that may affectContinue reading “Brazilian entrepreneurs are cautious”

(Prices in) Brazil take off. Findings of the Mercer survey

Recent survey conducted by Mercer on world wide cost of living confirms that prices in Rio and São Paulo have climbed dramatically over the last year. Designed as a reference for multinational and governments to figure compensation allowances for their expatriate employees, the survey covers 214 cities across five continents. It measures the comparative cost ofContinue reading “(Prices in) Brazil take off. Findings of the Mercer survey”