243 articles in Brazil

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.

Brazilian auction Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

The Brazilian government has initiated the biggest sell-off of state water assets since Chile privatised its water sector in the late 1990s. Equity stakes in fifteen state water operators are on the block, with auctions set to take place...

The fickle nature of state regulation in the Brazilian water sector was laid bare at the end of February, when shares in Sanepar – the part- privatised state water company serving the state of Paraná – were knocked for six after the state regulator revealed that...

Making sense of the great Brazilian water sell-off Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

The revelation that Brazil intends to privatise 18 of its state water operators appears to offer a golden opportunity for international investors to diversify their holdings in a market with considerable growth potential. The reality is more nuanced.