Itau BBA leads M&A deals in Brazil. Rothschilds pushed back to 2nd place

Brazilian investment bank Itau BBA pushes Rothschild from the No. 1 spot among advisers on Brazilian mergers and acquisitions. Itau BBA supplanted other heavy international competition such as Citigroup and Credit Suisse. Itau BBA accounted for 27 deals totaling $35.4 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg through today. Banco BTG Pactual is the other Brazilian bank who boostingContinue reading “Itau BBA leads M&A deals in Brazil. Rothschilds pushed back to 2nd place”

Brazilian banks mergers: BTG Pactual partners with SMBC and Itau buys stake in Carrefour Bank

In the past days, Brazilian banks mergers hit the news. First, it was Banco do Brasil, acting according to its internationalization strategy, just acquired another bank in Argentina. Now, BTG Pactual, an independent investment bank in Brazil, signed a memorandum of understanding with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) to work together in Brazilian-related business activities and Itau-UnibancoContinue reading “Brazilian banks mergers: BTG Pactual partners with SMBC and Itau buys stake in Carrefour Bank”

BTG Pactual launches two private equity funds

BTG Pactual has been meeting investors in the Middle East to pitch two private equity funds.  One of the funds , called “Health”, would look for takeovers in the health industry, while the other, “Real Economy”,  could have $1 billion to invest in undisclosed sectors, Valor Economico newspaper reported on Friday. Andre Esteves BTG Pactual started inContinue reading “BTG Pactual launches two private equity funds”

After the rally in 2009, what to expect from Brazilian economy?

In 2009, Ibovespa’s (Brazilian equity index) poised a  performance of +145% in USD. How will it behave in 2010? Is it possible that Brazilian economy will deliver a higher return than developed economies? Many analysts are predicting that the index will reach over 82.000 points in 2010.  It is a fact that  Brazil country risk hasContinue reading “After the rally in 2009, what to expect from Brazilian economy?”