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  • Company Acquires Bunge Margarine Assets
    JBS informs the market that its subsidiary Seara Alimentos has entered into an agreement to acquire Bunge's margarine assets in Brazil, for the amount of R$ 700 million. The operation provides, among others, to manufacture contract on demand, and license and use of brands. The announcement took place last Friday (03). The transaction includes three production units located in Gaspar (SC), São Paulo (SP) and Suape (PE). By the agreement, several brands will be acquired, including Delícia, Primor and Gradina - destined to the food service segment. The consummation of the transaction is still subject to approval by the competent authorities.
  • Banco Digital Investe in Plataformatec
    Nubank, a financial services startup, bought the startup Plataformatec with the aim of getting talented employees, a process known as acqui-hiring. The team is formed by engineering professionals, software and agile methodologies, according to fintech. Some of these professionals have spent months at Nubank, as consultants and others participated in events at headquarters, which is in the city of São Paulo. The value of the acquisition was not disclosed.
  • 41% of Startups Are Focused on the SaaS Model
    In Brazil, startups focus on the SaaS business model that is the largest number of solutions (41.9%), followed by marketplaces (19.88%). That's what the survey of the Brazilian Association of Startups (Abstartups) says. Half of startups (48.7%) target the B2B public, while solutions for end customers and companies (B2B2C) are 27.2% of the business. Abstartups, has just over 12,800 companies mapped in its database, concentrated in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre and Curitiba - which are known places of great economic and financial volume.
  • Kalunga expects 12% to 15% increase in back-to-school sales
    Kalunga expects growth of 12% to 15% in back-to-school sales this year compared to the 2019 campaign. The period is known as the "Christmas stationery" and should also help warm up retail earlier this year.
  • Mafra Hospital, dos Godoy Bueno, purchasedistributor of Express medicines
    Mafra Hospital, from the company DNA Capital – controlled by the heirs of businessman Edson de Godoy Bueno, owners of the Dasa laboratory and group of hospitals Impar – bought the competitor Express, which makes R$ 1.5 billion. One of the largest drug distribution companies in the country, Mafra, which makes R$ 3 billion and owns Cremer (ex-Tarpon), wants to be a major consolidator of this sector, as the Homeland fund has done. The value of the business, which needs to be approved by cade (Administrative Council for Economic Defense), has not been revealed.
    

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