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Investment Opportunities in the Brazilian Ethanol Industry

Investment Opportunities in the
Brazilian Ethanol Industry

Date: September 21, 2007
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
          Breakfast Roundtable
Place: Sidley Austin LLP
Address: 1251 Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) (entrance at W. 49th Street)
                49th floor - New York, NY
High oil prices, growing environmental concerns and new government policies have led to an increase demand for biofuels, especially ethanol. Brazil's low production costs, land available for agricultural production, and expertise in ethanol production position it as one of the countries best able to meet growing global demand for alternative fuel. As the Brazilian ethanol industry improves productivity and increases exports, foreign investors are racing to gain access to this booming market.

Terra Viva is a private equity fund created to invest in the Brazilian ethanol industry. Join us and the managers of Terra Viva for a roundtable discussion about investment opportunities and futures prospects of the ethanol industry.


Sidney Chameh is a founding partner of Decisão Gestão Financeira - DGF, the alternative asset management company that manages Terra Viva. Mr. Chameh has more than 22 years of experience in capital markets as an investment analyst and portfolio manager, and has managed private equity funds since 1998. Previously to founding DGF, he worked for Banco Sudameris, Emerging Markets Company, Banco Multiplic, Banco Crefisul and FAR. Mr. Chameh has an MBA in finance from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and Fundação Getulio Vargas (São Paulo).

Humberto Casagrande is a managing partner of DGF and general manager of the Terra Viva Fund where he manages the fund's portfolio. Prior to joining DGF, Mr. Casagrande was a managing director at Credibel and occupied leading positions at Citibank, Credibanco and Sudameris. He was a board member of the Bovespa Stock Exchange from 2002 to 2004 and before that he was the CEO of the Brazilian Association of Research Analysts. Mr. Casagrande has a bachelor's degree in engineering from UFSCAR and a masters degree in business management from the Fundação Getulio Vargas.


  • Marcello Hallake, Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP
  • Marcio Mello Silva Baptista, Partner, Tozzini Freire Advogados
  • Adriana Kertzer, associate, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Fernando Szterling, associate, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Guilherme Ferreira, vice-president, emerging markets, Lehman Brothers Inc.
  • Beatriz Franco, vice-president, capital markets, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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