Foreign funds stay optimistic on Brazil, favoring buyouts

April 8, 2015 2:06 PM

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RIO DE JANEIRO, April 8 (Reuters) - Global private-equity funds are looking to Brazil at a time when many local firms are watching from the sidelines, betting that lucrative investment opportunities remain despite recent economic and political turmoil.

Executives at foreign buyout and consultancy firms at an industry summit in Rio de Janeiro this week are discussing potential deals, fundraising efforts and business opportunities in an economy that appears headed for its steepest recession in two decades.

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