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Case Study on BM&FBOVESPA and General Atlantic

The Brazilian Mercantile and Futures Exchange (BM&F) selected GA to invest just prior to its IPO in November 2007 because of GA’s long-term focus, global relationships and experience investing in the capital markets sector in the U.S., Europe and Asia. GA’s investment served as an anchor for the IPO and helped to attract international investors to this successful offering. In 2008, BM&F merged with Bovespa to create BM&FBOVESPA. Click here to read more…

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A Case Studies on BM&FBOVESPA and General Atlantic: Building for the Future

The Brazilian Mercantile and Futures Exchange (BM&F) selected GA to invest just prior to its IPO in November 2007 because of GA’s long-term focus, global relationships and experience investing in the capital markets sector in the U.S., Europe and Asia.


GA’s investment served as an anchor for the IPO and helped to attract international investors to this successful offering. In 2008, BM&F merged with Bovespa to create BM&FBOVESPA, one of the largest exchanges in the world by market capitalization. BM&FBOVESPA is currently focused on enhancing its electronic trading platform to attract new participants to the exchange, including foreign investors. Click here to read more…


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A Case Study on 3i Group Plc

Executive Summary: In 2004, a large, well‑established global private equity firm invested in a rapidly growing Chinese restaurant chain that originated in Inner Mongolia, one of the country’s most remote regions. This case describes how and why an unlikely yet productive relationship was forged between these two firms, and the result of their collaboration. 3i, a highly respected global private equity firm with a 60‑year track record, first established an Asian presence in Hong Kong in 2001.





Three years later, a rapidly growing restaurant chain called “Little Sheep” came to the firm’s attention. Due to its meteoric growth and national brand name recognition, Little Sheep was very attractive to some prestigious international investors, who made offers of financing. The founder, however, favoured 3i over other prospective investors due to a strong belief that, in addition to its financing capability, the firm had the expertise and commitment to add value on a number of fronts that would strengthen the overall competitiveness and profitability of his growing company. Click here to read more…