PE Hotspot: Taxes May Snag Private Equity Rush In Brazil

Law360, New York (November 1, 2011, 2:56 PM EDT) -- Brazil's economy is in overdrive and private equity investment is on the rise, but foreign investors remain hampered by an onerous tax regime as well as regulatory processes that are cumbersome and inscrutable, attorneys say.

The problems have become apparent as private equity keys into emerging markets including Brazil, which holds immense allure. The country has one of the world’s largest economies, vast natural resources, a burgeoning middle class, unconsolidated middle-market industries and relative economic and political stability — all the ingredients fit for an investment...
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