UAE and other Middle East investors are looking more enthusiastic to expand their portfolio in Brazil after the Brazilian economy established a new national record in foreign direct investments providing the perfect backdrop to this year’s edition of the “Brazilian Trade Mission to Middle East” that will commence on Wednesday (February 20, 2013) at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai.
The 5th edition of the Brazilian Trade Mission to the UAE is held under the patronage of the Brazilian Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. João Mendonça Lima, and is organized by Apex-Brasil and IFP Emirates.
The first day of the mission will be open for one–on–one meetings with UAE-based importers and trading companies. The second day of the mission will be limited to one-on-one meetings with hosted buyers and regional visitors. IFP Emirates will select 30 hosted buyers to attend the Brazilian Trade Mission to the UAE according to several criteria, including industry, sector, previous business deals, purchasing power, and authorized purchase amounts. This program is limited to candidates from Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.
The Brazilian Trade Mission to the UAE has been one of the region’s most exclusive B2B matchmaking events for many years, achieving great success as a trade and investment forum aimed at initiating business opportunities and partnerships between Brazil and the UAE.
This year’s event will attract top-notch Brazilian exporters showcasing a vast range of their premium products and latest developments in the machinery, building materials and construction, and food and beverage industries.
Brazil has enjoyed relatively high economic growth rate, which is manifested by the high levels of production, income, employment and foreign investment. According to recent statistics, the country’s middle class has jumped from 35 per cent to 60 per cent of the population over the last decade, which underlines the exemplary economic achievements of the country. The favorable economic conditions have opened lucrative investment opportunities for foreign investors, particularly those from the UAE and across the Middle East who are looking to expand their investment portfolio in South America.
High-profile investors from the UAE are already actively pursuing various investment projects in Brazil, particularly real estate projects in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and in the Brazilian Stock Exchange. Companies from Brazil likewise have been actively investing in the UAE and across the Middle East.
Yet, Brazil has been teeming with investment possibilities in the field of infrastructure and real estate development. UAE and GCC investors can therefore take advantage of the favorable investment climate in Brazil to further diversify their investment portfolio and boost their revenue potential.
Moreover, the 5th edition of the Brazilian Trade Mission to the UAE will highlight the existing opportunities in Private Equity and Venture Capital in Brazil.
- The first cycle of PEVC funds began in 1994
- Currently, the are approximately 150 active PE/VC asset management firms
- Diversified base of institutional investors with top 20 pension funds investing, Brazilian Development Bank, and HNW and Family Office activity
- Over 1.000 portfolio companies currently managed, with 490 new or follow-on investments made from 2005 to 2009
- 48 PE-backed IPO’s of approximately R$ 29 B from 2004 to 2011
Macro elements for PE / VC success are solidly in place
- Growth: Brazil is currently the 7th largest (2012) economy in the world.
- Consolidated Democracy: Political stability with over 15 years of low inflation and growth
- Emerging middle class: Over this past decade, more than 35 million citizens have become “middle class”
- Maturing capital markets: BMF Bovespa is the 4th largest listed exchange in the world
- Infrastructure needs: Surging demand for infrastructure improvements across all sectors, with investments expected to leap from US$ 216 billion to US$ 1 trillion by 2020
Private Equity& Venture Capital in Brazil
A program connecting international investors with Brazilian fund managers & companies
The Private Equity & Venture Capital in Brazil program is a joint initiative between the Brazilian Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital (ABVCAP) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) to create a bridge between international investors and Brazilian fund managers and companies. Our goal is to facilitate the way for international investors to find potential opportunities in Brazil´s private equity and venture capital industry. Some of the exclusive benefits for qualified international investors include:
• Premium access to the Business Atlas/E-directory
• Helpdesk access
• Closed Meetings with Local GPs
• Fund Manager Showcase