“Private equity groups are eating up the Latin American market, specifically Brazil. Burger King, controlled by private equity, has announced a tenfold expansion into the Latin American giant — which exports more beef than any other country. The fast-food behemoth, controlled the investors at 3G Capital, is to team up with Vinci Partners to push its share in the Brazilian markets to more than 1,000 outlets. 3G Capital has Brazilian wealth as its largest investors.
Carlyle is another group looking toward Brazil. “Broad economic trends, including the rising middle class, make South America in general and Brazil in particular a desirable investment destination,” the company said on announcing this week that it had raised $1 billion in equity to invest in the region.”


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