The M&A Environment in Brazil – A Guide for Indian Acquirers

My learned colleague Rodrigo and I have written an article on the M&A environment in Brazil (from an Indian buyer’s perspective). It is available at and I have also excerpted it below. Background Brazil is the world’s fifth largest country and with an estimated population of 200 million, it is also the world’s fifth most populous country after China, India, USA and Indonesia. Brazil is a...

RBI Clarification on Overseas Investment Norms

In a previous post, Satyajit had discussed the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) policy measures announced on August 14, 2013 to restrict overseas direct investments (ODI). Primarily, it was decided to reduce the ODI limits of a company from 400% of its net worth to 100%. Yesterday, the RBI announced some clarifications that mitigate the severity of the above restrictions. First, it clarified that...

RBI revises overseas investment norms

The RBI has just announced the following measures today: (i) It has reduced the limit for Overseas Direct Investment (ODI) under automatic route for all fresh ODI transactions, from 400% of the net worth of an Indian Party to 100% of its net worth. These provisions shall come into effect with immediate effect and would apply to all fresh Overseas Direct Investment proposals on a prospective basis...

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