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Odebrecht Sells, Brazil Water Sector Restructures

28 November 2016
Research Note

On 27 October 2016, Brookfield Business Partners announced the acquisition of a 70% stake in Odebrecht Ambiental, Brazil’s leading private water and sanitation services concession holder. The deal is potentially worth US$1 billion.

This acquisition forms part of the private sector’s overall restructuring as several Brazilian engineering firms have sought to divest assets. Embattled in a recession and recovering from a political crisis, Brazil is keen to sustain private sector investment to reach its PLANSAB targets for water and wastewater coverage.

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Takeaways

  • Brookfield deal signals upside, but market investment still far from de-risked.
  • Improving PPP model key to revitalize private investment.
  • Odebrecht Ambiental portfolio contains national benchmarks, and burdens.

 


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