Preparing for Disaster: Partnering for the Future

Natural disasters affect roughly 217 million people each year, and emerging markets are particularly vulnerable. To get ahead of these problems, the Sendai Framework creates alignment among state governments and the private sector, supporting their ability to work together to develop and implement a plan that reduces the loss of lives and livelihood when disaster strikes. Continue reading Preparing for Disaster: Partnering for the Future

Mexican mezzanine debt: An emerging asset class that’s driving private equity transactions

You own an operationally successful company in an emerging market, but you need money fast because you have U.S. dollar debt obligations and the exchange rate has just gone through the roof. It’s a family owned business, so you are … Continue reading Mexican mezzanine debt: An emerging asset class that’s driving private equity transactions

The Power of App Aggregation: Evolution in the Brazilian Taxi Industry

Brazil’s taxi market is rapidly evolving with the introduction of premium ride services. OnFrontiers gained insight on the changing landscape during a recent conversation with Leo Tang, former CEO of the Brazilian branch of Easy Taxi, the first online taxi company to penetrate the Latin American market. Tang explains that app-driven car-for-hire companies are gaining a competitive edge in the wake of markets opening up in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. As the power of app-aggregation in transportation companies has been realized, investors have begun setting their sights on private companies. The transition has not necessarily been a smooth … Continue reading The Power of App Aggregation: Evolution in the Brazilian Taxi Industry

Unleashing Las Pampas: Will Macri’s Agricultural Reforms Succeed?

After somewhat surprisingly defeating his government-backed opponent Daniel Scioli in the Presidential election towards the end of last year, Mauricio Macri has set about to implement a range of liberalization policies that present a clear break from the populist policies … Continue reading Unleashing Las Pampas: Will Macri’s Agricultural Reforms Succeed?