245 articles in Brazil

NEW MONEY Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

  • EagleTree Capital has taken a majority stake in Texas-based mobile water and wastewater treatment specialist WaterFleet. The company specialises in...
  • Ecological Service Partners has secured a $250 million equity commitment to help it grow its business. The company makes its money from...
  • Brazil’s Iguá Saneamento is looking to invest BRL2.2 billion ($923 million) in water and sewerage services over the next seven years. The company used to...

Iguá Saneamento set to double in five years Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

The recapitalised Brazilian water concessionaire has emerged from a protracted fallow period with a new CEO and a new growth plan. Boss Gustavo Guimarães talks strategy with GWI.

Brazil’s water reform carries mixed messages Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

An attempt to fast-track legislative changes in the Brazilian water market has positives and negatives for the private sector. There is still room for manoeuvre before the proposals become law.

Brazil’s new roadmap for wastewater capex Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

A new study published this month provides a unique level of granularity on Brazil’s wastewater investment needs. A holistic approach involving reuse from the outset will depend on a policy change at the federal level.

Americas water in brief Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Moody’s has upgraded the credit ratings of listed Brazilian water concessionaires Copasa and Sanepar by one notch, to Ba3 and Ba2, respectively, on the back of positive tariff reviews.

Analysts question Sabesp capital hike Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Is a mooted capital increase really necessary for the São Paulo operator?

BNDES set to fast-track Cedae privatisation process Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

A consultancy team has been appointed to structure the sell-off of Rio de Janeiro’s state water operator ahead of next year’s elections. The supreme court could yet block the sale.

Brazil’s privatisation push faces new setback as consultancy timetable falters Vol 18, Issue 5 (May 2017)

Fewer than half of the tenders for consultancy contracts aimed at defining Brazil’s water PPP roadmap were awarded as planned last month. The window for making tangible progress ahead of next year’s elections is closing fast.

Saneago to test the waters with IPO Vol 18, Issue 5 (May 2017)

The investible universe of Brazilian water stocks could be about to get wider.

Americas water in brief Vol 18, Issue 5 (May 2017)

Suez Ventures has made an equity investment in infrastructure planning software specialist Optimatics, thus enhancing its suite of value-added digital water solutions.