Estou frito! Private equity feels the heat in Brazil


  • S&P downgraded Brazil’s credit rating to junk in September
  • Depreciation of the real presents challenges to older deals
  • Firms with fresh capital should find good prices

Does Brazil’s economic crisis represent a good opportunity to put money to work?

That’s a question many private equity professionals are asking after Standard & Poor’s this month downgraded Brazil’s credit rating to junk — the next blow after Brazil’s economy slipped into recession in August. Brazil also is beset by political turmoil, with ...

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