LEGAL SERVICES GUIDE: Mergers and Acquisitions - The Brazilian Market

LEGAL SERVICES GUIDE: Mergers and Acquisitions - The Brazilian Market

M&A

by Carlos Alberto Moreira Lima Jr., Partner,  Pinheiro NetoAnd, in spite of the several practical, cultural and conjectural difficulties involved (including vices, liabilities, or a family management history), many foreign investors were interested in buying an ongoing business rather than merely channeling their funds into a business starting from scratch. But Brazil now stands out as an international player in the M&A arena. The flow of business has remained steady over recent years, and the number of M&A deals has grown sharply: up from 392 deals in 2002 to over 640 in 2008, which is even more impressive taking into consideration the economic downturn from the second semester of 2008

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