January 17, 2014
Despite looming political uncertainty, law firm Mattos Filho is optimistic about the prospects for investment deals in Brazil this year. Markets may get nervous ahead of the October presidential elections, but the size of the Brazilian economy, the country’s reliance on its financial and capital markets, and its infrastructure needs mean there’s no let up in sight for debt and equity deals, according to José Eduardo Queiroz, a partner with the firm.
Sometimes uncertainties can even create investment opportunities, Queiroz says. “If you enter Brazil in a year that’s too hot, you’re going to pay a premium. If you enter the country when things are not that hot, you might find a better price.”
Brazil’s stand-out capital markets law firm is upbeat about the deal pipeline in the country this year