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Presentation made by the attorneys Iris Bennett, Partner of the US Law Firm Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC, and her associate Paulo Gusmão, together with André de Almeida and Leonardo B. Leite, partners of Almeida Advogados.
Mergers and acquisitions have become very important in the global economy, both for re-allocating funds and executing corporate strategies aimed at aligning and structuring companies in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
During the 1990s, Brazil initiated a privatization process that has since propelled its economic development. Once a closed and non-competitive market, the country has since entered globalized economy in full force, having reduced tariffs, lifted prohibitions on a number of imports and lowered non-tariff restrictions.
At the same time, competition in Brazil has increased in several economic sectors, thus allowing for greater access to raw materials and intermediary products, as well as more modern and efficient equipment and machinery.
With these changes, many companies have expanded production, with some even operating abroad and others joining together in order to form synergies through their respective comparative advantages.
Having consolidated global supply chains, transactional companies many times invest abroad by acquiring established companies and building upon or expanding existing productive capacity.
In 2013, Almeida Advogados participated in numerous mergers and acquisitions with a total value exceeding US$2.5 billion.
Our firm has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, having rendered legal services to purchasers and sellers and undertaken related tasks, such as due diligence, risk analysis, preparation and negotiation of agreements, corporate restructuring, drafting shareholders’ agreements and otherwise providing support throughout the negotiation process.