The Bolsonaro administration has taken office and clearly stated its intention to liberalize the economy and pursue economic reform. Brazilian entrepreneurs are planning for new opportunities in a more dynamic economy. They are also aware that a deep and knowledgeable U.S. investor base is receptive to Brazilian start-ups, especially for financial technology. The combination of these factors is raising expectations for a resurgence of Brazilian IPO’s listing in the U.S.
The distinguished panel exploring the factors that will drive the IPO market for Brazilian issuers, and expectations for 2019 and beyond, included a fintech that is contemplating the benefits of becoming public, a leading advisor to financial technology companies, and a seasoned investor in Brazilian technology start-ups. Brazilian and U.S. counsel will provide legal insights and considerations for companies considering a public offering.
Bob McCooey, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Capital Markets, Nasdaq
Jean Marcel Arakawa, Partner, Mattos Filho
Andrea Basham, Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb
Scott Sobel, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Valor Capital
Steve Stout, Managing Director, Financial Technology Partners
Alphonse Voigt, Co-founder and CEO, EBANX