Rise of the Young Turks

Author: | Published: 1 Dec 2007

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Brazil

Recommended firms

Tier 1
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga
Tier 2
Pinheiro Neto
Tier 3
Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão
Pinheiro Guimarães
Souza Cescon Avedissian Barrieu e Flesch
White & Case*
*Not qualified to practise locally

Brazil has one of the most advanced economies in Latin America and trading in its capital markets demonstrate this. While some economies show increased trading in one section of the market, Brazil has seen a lot of activity in both the equity and debt. The debt markets are showing longer average maturities, a healthy longer-term indicator that companies believe they will continue to be able to pay their debts. In fact, the current rage is the issuance of perpetual bonds – bonds with no maturity date at all.

The skyrocketing M&A market has contributed to the boom in...