This case describes the recent boom in Brazil and the recent developments in the private equity industry in this country. In the middle of the housing is Dave Roux, partner of technology-focused private equity firm Silver Lake, examining whether an office in Brazil is to be opened. His decision will depend on the state of the Brazilian economy, the private equity industry, and ultimately to the value proposition of Silver Lake. Is the current boom in Brazil a sign of a structural change or is … Read more »

This case describes the recent boom in Brazil and the recent developments in the private equity industry in this country. In the middle of the housing is Dave Roux, partner of technology-focused private equity firm Silver Lake, examining whether an office in Brazil is to be opened. His decision will depend on the state of the Brazilian economy, the private equity industry, and ultimately to the value proposition of Silver Lake. Is the current boom in Brazil a sign of a structural change or is it a bubble? Is it too late for a private equity firm to go to Brazil? Is the Brazilian market too saturated? How private equity firms add value in Brazil? What is the right strategy for the market entry of a private equity company in Brazil? If Silverlake an office in Brazil?
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Aldo Musacchio
Stephen J. Goldstein
Source: Harvard Business School
34 pages.
Release Date: 9 September 2011. Prod #: 712004-PDF-ENG
Silver Lake and Private Equity in Brazil: Carnaval or Calamity? HBR case solution

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