Fosun strikes very first Brazil deal with purchase of fund manager Rio Bravo

Guo Guangchang, Chairman of Fosun International, speaks throughout a Reuters Newsmaker occasion in Beijing, China, June 28, 2016.

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Fosun Group said on Saturday it has actually consented to purchase Brazilian fund manager Rio Bravo Investimentos, in the Chinese conglomerate’s very first acquisition in Latin America. Fosun did not divulge the value of the offer, however stated in a declaration that it anticipates to benefit from the “exceptional duration of change and financial renewal” occurring not just in Brazil however also in surrounding economies. Reuters reported this week that Fosun was in innovative speak with purchase Rio Bravo, citing a source familiar with the talks. Sao Paulo-based Rio Bravo manages about 10 billion reais ($ 3 billion) of clients’ cash in liquid funds, property and private equity investments. Its 3 primary partners consist of former Brazilian central bank president Gustavo Franco, Paulo Bylik and Mario Fleck. Established by billionaire Guo Guangchang, Fosun has actually grown into China’s biggest private conglomerate, with holdings ranging from medical business to French travel group Club Medication.

” Brazil is geographically a conduit connecting Latin America and Asia. With its own distinctive economic characteristics and large size, Brazil has a strong impact in the area,” Guo, a self-styled trainee of U.S. financier Warren Buffett, stated in the statement. He said the acquisition marks an essential turning point in laying out Fosun’s globalization technique of existing in important emerging economies.

Rio Bravo director Fleck said the offer also provides a chance to provide its Brazilian clients a higher spectrum of monetary products. The Brazilian offer caps a busy week for Fosun in which it struck its first significant Indian acquisition, with the $1.3 billion purchase of KKR Co (KKR.N)- backed Gland Pharma.

Guo told Reuters in an interview in May that Fosun will be paying more focus on Russia, India, Brazil and Africa, after investing more than $30 billion buying real estate, insurance provider and health care companies primarily in the developed markets. (Reporting by Denny Thomas; Editing by Kim Coghill).

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