Inbound services: Brazil business network (BBN)

Building bridges between businesses in Brazil and the United States.

PwC's Brazil business network assists companies with expanding their international footprint. If you’re thinking about investing—or already have invested—in the United States or Brazil, BBN's bicultural, bilingual advisors can help you navigate regulatory, language, cultural and other business challenges. Backed by our global team of trusted service providers, we can also work with your organization to manage assurance, tax and advisory issues, such as mergers & acquisitions, due diligence, valuations and investment exit strategies.

Why invest in the United States?

The United States was the first country to recognize Brazil's independence in 1822—the start of a partnership that has only strengthened with time. As the two largest economies and democracies in the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Brazil have long enjoyed robust economic and political relations derived from shared values and commitments. Both countries continuously look to expand inclusive economic prosperity and growth, advocate security for human rights and international peace, and address key issues, such as climate change.

The United States is Brazil’s second largest trading partner, and Brazil is the world’s ninth largest economy. Trade between the two countries has seen record highs in recent years, totaling an estimated USD $95.4 billion in 2015. Engagement between the countries, specifically around economic issues, continues to grow.

Why invest in Brazil?

As South America's largest economy—and the world's seventh-largest—Brazil continues to expand its presence and influence in global markets. Following the adjustment of its macroeconomic fundamentals and the improved stability of its political institutions, Brazil’s economic climate is no longer volatile. The country has been given an investment grade rating by all major risk agencies, and there has been significant improvement in local capital and debt markets. Brazil's democratic and stable political and economic environment offers a business-friendly home for US and European investors.

Brazil continues to be a significant market for foreign companies. Having a population of more than 200 million, its consumer market has high growth potential, especially among the middle class. The country’s unemployment rate is low, wages are rising and the level of foreign direct investment (FDI) is high. Brazil's economy is also well diversified, powered by large, developed agricultural, mining, manufacturing and service sectors with a broad industrial base.

Our services to businesses investing in the US

PwC's advisors have extensive experience working in the United States and around the globe. As you consider markets to enter, we'll help you calculate efforts and costs realistically and adapt approaches to local circumstances, including working conditions, communication styles and processes. Contact us today about any of our three main service areas: deals and consulting, cross-border tax services, and audit and assurance.

Deals and consulting

Market entry strategy and assessment

M&A due diligence, execution and integration

Valuation services (business combinations, fair value measurements)

Capital project management and delivery

HR strategy and shared services advisory

Corporate compliance, fraud and FCPA consulting

Supply chain and operations consulting

IT system strategy/development and IT support

Forensic services (investigation of fraud, economic crimes, and disputes)

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Tax services

  • Acquisitions and dispositions

Evaluate the US tax implications of US inbound acquisitions and dispositions designed to implement key initiatives

  • Business and tax alignment

Align cross-border business and tax objectives

  • Compliance

Address compliance requirements with respect to US federal and state tax laws, and hot topic areas such as transfer pricing and FATCA

  • Income tax provision and uncertain tax position analysis
  • Individual income and payroll taxes
  • US income tax treaties and competent authority

Determine the applicability and desirability of obtaining the benefits of US tax treaties in the context of cross-border financing and investment, international mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions

  • US tax benefits

Consider federal and state tax benefits, including credits and incentives available to US inbound companies

  • Legislative and regulatory services

Monitor real-time developments on fast-moving US federal and state legislative and regulatory developments

  • IRS audit support

Respond to IRS and state revenue services’ challenges, including proper characterization of US inbound financings as debt vs. equity.

  • US trade

Navigating the US customs and tariffs regimes.


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Audit and assurance

Audit and assurance reviews

Audit on internal control over financial reporting (J-SoX)

Accounting and regulatory advisory

Internal controls assessments

Reporting standards conversion (GAAP/CAS/IFRS)

Cost reduction/efficiency improvement reviews

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Ana Malvestio

Partner, Tax, PwC US

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