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The ‘Warren Buffett of Brazil’ Behind the Offer for Unilever
FEB. 17, 2017 | The New York Times | by LIZ MOYER.
Profile of Jorge Paulo Lemann.

Mr. Lemann, 77, a Harvard-educated former Brazilian tennis champion, ranks 19th on the Forbes list of world billionaires, with a fortune estimated at $29 billion. He and his partners at 3G have developed over the years what many call a playbook for extracting costs from companies by eliminating frivolities like corporate-owned aircraft and expensive office space, revamping management and slashing jobs.

They instill strict austerity that forces managers to justify expenses beyond basic operating needs. Their model makes expansion overseas crucial for increasing returns.

They have also focused on major consumer brands rather than on diversifying......Mr. Lemann and Mr. Buffett share a similar investment philosophy: patience. Instead of selling his portfolio after he has cut and remodeled companies, Mr. Lemann has used Anheuser-Busch InBev and now Kraft Heinz as base camps for further global expansion.
3G_Capital  private_equity  Brazilian  patience  Unilever  Kraft_Heinz  Harvard  moguls  high_net_worth  cost-cutting  Warren_Buffett  playbooks 
february 2017 by jerryking
No barrier’s too big for Brazilian hair-care pioneer
Mar. 20 2015 | The Globe and Mail | STEPHANIE NOLEN.

The barrier-breaking Leila Velez: By bringing fast-food standardization and Disney’s customer-service model to her hair-care business serving Brazil’s black and mixed-race women, the bootstraps entrepreneur has taken Beleza Natural from one tiny storefront to a chain of 29 locations – and her ambitions don't stop there.
Stephanie_Nolen  personal_care_products  personal_grooming  Brazilian  gazelles  women  trailblazers  Afro-Brazilians  hair  standardization  entrepreneur 
march 2015 by jerryking
The rise and spectacular fall of Brazilian ex-billionaire Eike Batista - The Globe and Mail
The rise and spectacular fall of Brazilian ex-billionaire Eike Batista
RIO DE JANEIRO — The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Feb. 13 2015
moguls  Brazilian  Brazil  entrepreneur  Stephanie_Nolen 
february 2015 by jerryking
The Brazilian influence behind 3G’s Tim Hortons deal - The Globe and Mail
RIO DE JANEIRO — The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Aug. 25 2014

Cristiane Correa, is the author of Dream Big: How the Brazilian Trio behind 3G Capital – Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marcel Telles and Beto Sicupira – acquired Anheuser-Busch, Burger King and Heinz
Stephanie_Nolen  private_equity  Brazil  Brazilian  moguls  3G_Capital  books 
august 2014 by jerryking
More intelligence, please, about ‘intelligence’ - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail

Published Monday, Oct. 14 2013

The Canadian public, it is fair to say, thinks of intelligence as something concerned with threats to this country. The Brazilian controversy invites an inference that CSEC has been involved in simply advancing Canadian and American business interests. As a rule, business people don’t need government spies.
CSE  security_&_intelligence  espionage  Brazil  Brazilian 
october 2013 by jerryking
Feijoada - The Globe and Mail
The GLobe and Mail
Published Saturday, Mar. 01, 1997
Brazilian  recipes  lentils  pork 
october 2011 by jerryking

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