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Tupiwire: The Week That Was

The week that was in my private clipping file. In bold: Stuff I made some effort to follow up on in bold. Details on request.

AlphaVille Applies for Environmental License on New Developments
Swiss Re America Names Head of Local Office
Cosan Share Swap Delayed
New Industrial Policy Focuses on Alternative Energy
Banco do Brasil Will Inject R$2 Billion Into Home Loans
Banco do Nordeste Takes Microcredit National
Gen Re Reopens Brazil Office
“Minister Wants Brasiliana Sold”
Roll Royce Scouts São Paulo Turbine and Generator Parts Manufacturers
Rede D’Or Private Hospital Chain Offers 25% to Private Equity
Taxi Leader Wants to Buy Sênior Air Taxi
Gazeta Mercantil Creates RI Division
Klabin Plans News Expansion
ING Latin American Expansion Plans
Renner Issues Debt to Cover Leader Acquisition
MetLife Exclusive Policy Writer for 30,000 Brazilian Construction Firms
Visanet Plans IPO
Guarani F.C. To Sell Stadium
Paggo’s Mobile Payment Ambitions
BNDES Agrees to Fund Suez Hydroelectric Project

BR MALLS Faces Competition in Mall Consolidation
Merrill Challenges UBS in Brazil
Morgan Stanley Sticks With Brazil Strategy: Honcho
Banco do Brasil Announces Agribusiness Investment Strategy
TPI Results
Debenture Issuance Falls To Zero in March: CVM
118 Bioenergy Plants Register for Auction (later delayed)
COMPERJ Project Still On the Lookout for Private Investors
Eletrobrás Denies Privatization Rumors
New CVM Registrations: Lider Aviação, LLX Logística, Multiner
Gen Re Establishes São Paulo Office Ahead of Reinsurance Deregulation
Banco Fator Intends to Buy Brokerage Houses
Infraero Eyes Santos Airport
Canadian Tacy Acquires Rights to Tupi Diamond Mine
Gávea-Led Group Buys One-Third of CPM Braxis; Growth By Acquisition Planned
Frigorifico Margem Meatpacker Lays Off Workforce
Magnesita Joins Novo Mercado Listing Segment
Amazônia Energy Company Consolidation Debated in Congress
Anhanguera Educacional Ratifies Acquisitions
Three Energy Companies Form Efficiency Project; Oi First Customer
SulAmérica Approves Stock Options Pan
“Zona Sul Supermarket Chain Hotly Disputed”
Rio-Sampa Bullet Train Project Under Caution Flag
Sampa Roadway Concessionaire Looks For Funding Abroad
Saraiva Bookstore Said Looking To Acquire Textbook Publisher
Mude Will Close Up Shop In Wake of Cisco Fiasco
Tupis Flock to China
MetLife Interested in Minas Brasil?
AM Inox Liquidates Capital Reserves (new accounting rules)
Braskem, Unipar Transfer Control of Petroflex Rubber Tree Plant
Bloomberg Notes Issuance of Energisa Notes
Perdigão Will Acquire Cotochés Dairy
Gentil, Late of Goldman, to Head Unibanco Investment Banking Origination
Banco do Brasil Sells Visa Stake for R$362 Million
Texas Driller Invited Back by Petrobras
“Headhunters Predict Move to Local Markets for Investment Bankers”
UPS Plans Operational Integration in Brazil
Banco da Amazônia Auditor Balks at FINAM Books
JP Morgan Hires HSBC Custody, Private Banking IT Guy
Three Foreign Groups Express Interest in COMPERJ
COMPERJ Partnerships Still To Be Defined
Bom Gosto Acquires Laticínios Santa Rita
School Laptop Contract Auction Reset
China’s ZTE Doubles Brazil Revenues
JBS-Friboi Eyes Domestic M&A?
Datasul Will Open Source Code
Citi and S&P Bearish on Brazil Investment Grade in 2008
Sampa Seeks Bilateral Agribusiness Deal With State of Veracruz
Motorcycle Factory Planned for Manaus
Perdigão Studies Launch of Own Finance Arm
AIG Capital Drills For Oil Money in Mideast
Anhanguera Educacional Buys Two More Southern Universities
Will Bank of Espírito Santo Be Privatized?
“Another Cobra Computers Restructuring Attempt Planned”
Embraer: Hard Sell to Trip Airlines
Competition Cop Reduces M&A Analysis Wait
Electrobrás Restructures State-Owned Energy Distributors
Elektra Entry Sparks Expansion Frenzy in Retail Home Appliance Sector
Brasilpar Returns to M&A Rankings
Vale Partnership With South Koreans Gets Green Light
Anglo Confirms IronX Deal
Petrobras Confirms Offer to Esso
Prosoft Grants $100 Million to IBM
Electrical Transmission Auction Set for June
Eike Batista to Chair IronX
Brazil School Broadband Concession Announcement Due April 8
Gaucho Governor Seeks $1 Billion From World Bank
ANAC Restructures Takeoff-Landing Schedule at Congonhas
Spanish Jeans Queens Sell and Lease Back Sampa Plant
Furniture Exporters Partner on U.S. Inventory Management
Engevix To List on Novo Mercado
Tarpon Investment Group Promotes Renewable Energy Joint Venture
Banrisul State Bank Intends Follow-On Offering?
Temasek Interest Turns to Bioenergy Assets
Mato Grosso State Restructures Debt
SEB Buys Out Dom Bosco in Educational Market
Jet Blue Brasil Orders Embraer Jets, Seeks Backing from BNDES, Foreign Investors
Bezerra de Mello Family Offers Tereos Its Rio Ethanol Plants
Telefónica Confirms Argentina Investments With Kirchner
Tereos Funds Further Brazil Expansion
Dell Negotiating Deal With Casas Bahia
Southeast Biofuels Enters Brazilian Ethanol Market
Tarpon Investimentos Selling Stake in Acesita
Paraná Expects Three Big M&A Deals in April
Globo, Record, SBT Dispute Content Deals for In-Store TV Networks
McCafferty Outbid For Upscale Nahas Tract in São Paulo?
Embratel Fined R$400 Million on Consumer Disclosure
Planning Ministry Okays $4.3 Billion in Investments
UniverCidade Said For Sale
Italians and Germans Examine Bahia Biodiesel Opportunies
Brandalise Clan Offers up INAB Brewery
DLJ Sounds Out Sadia Minority Shareholders
Banco Safra Orders Asset Valuation, Mulls Private Equity Offering
S. MIGUEL Empreendimentos e Participações S.A. Goes Dark (Private)
BM&F Names New IT, FX Execs
Embraer Announces Midlight, Midsize Aircraft
Tupi M&A Law Firms Looking to Hire
Azedo Sette Advises Usiminas on M&A
Demarest Almeida Hires New Senior Partners
FTD Enters School Curriculum Market
Securities Regulator Punishes Insider Trading in Suzano Deal
Petrobras Starts Spending US$8.4 Billion on Rio Petroleum Complex
Bovespa Tracks Foreign Capital Outflows in the Quarter

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