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ACGM Sponsors Debtwire Brazil Forum

New York, NY – The Debtwire Brazil Forum was held in São Paulo yesterday evening, sponsored by the investment banking boutique ACGM. The forum focused on the headwinds facing Brazilian borrowers and the wider economy, including political and economic turmoil at home and the global commodities rout. Distressed debt investment opportunities, which have emerged as a result of the tumultuous macro environment, where also examined.

Carlos Abadi, ACGM’s CEO, spoke on the opening panel, exploring Brazil’s outlook in 2016. The panel focused on prospects for Brazilian exporters and commodities sector borrowers. It also looked at specific distressed issuers such as Vale, Oi and CSN and how they will cope with their debt burdens.

Carlos was joined on the panel by Alexandre Paixão, Credit Portfolio Manager at Banco Votorantim, Felipe Iglesias, Director of LatAm Credit Trading at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Rafael Fritsch, a Partner at Canvas Capital. The panel was moderated by Joaquim Oliveira, Partner at Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados.

ACGM specializes in assisting emerging market companies, governments, boards, shareholders, creditors and other stakeholders in overcoming major financial challenges, in often difficult and unique circumstances.

About Abadi & Co.

Founded in 1991, Abadi & Co. is an investment banking boutique which specializes in three core areas: emerging markets, financial institutions and restructuring & special situations. By focusing on these three areas of expertise, Abadi & Co. has built a team of independent specialists–Fluent in Finance®–who serve as powerful advocates for clients, focused on protecting their financial interests and delivering practical, high-value financial solutions. The Abadi & Co. team prides itself on its ability to guide clients through difficult and groundbreaking transactions, even in situations where the structuring complexities and challenges would have thwarted others.

Abadi & Co.’s experienced team works on a range of transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, debt & equity capital markets issues and recapitalizations. It caters to a global client base which includes companies, governments and financial institutions, across North America, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. The firm’s specialization approach means that it only takes on engagements if they fall within one or more of its core areas of expertise, allowing it to assign a strong team to every engagement, providing clients with the attention and intellectual capital they deserve. The firm’s clients appreciate having direct access to a senior banker 24/7; they value the discretion of Abadi & Co.'s smaller team and are relieved of the conflict of interest concerns inherent in working with larger investment banks, which often look to cross-sell other products and services. In order to prevent conflicts of interest, and to ensure the independence of the firm's advice, Abadi & Co. does not conduct trading or manage investments. 

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