21 Nov 2013
Competition for consumer companies is increasing, but some funds see pockets of opportunity among smaller firms and distressed assets.
The government is determined to keep the public sector as an important player in the next phase of the transport upgrades.
Industrial and infrastructure projects are moving forward, with concerns about profitability still secondary.
Short-term losses have not dissuaded the carmaker from launching into Brazil’s entry-level segment.
The leading infrastructure provider is yet to make a smooth transition into high-margin segments.
With assets of R$4bn in Brazil, the utility has a platform for ambitious expansion.