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Uruguay Farms Raise Record Funds After Land Prices Jump 11-Fold

Uruguay Farms Raise Record: Uruguayan farm operators are raising a record amount of funds in the securities market after a boom in prices for the country’s farmland. About $124 million of securities tied to agriculture have been issued this year, double last year’s total, after financial trust Fideicomiso Financiero Campos Sustentables sold $50 million in shares on Friday to buy farmland. Another agriculture trust is planning to raise as much as $100 million this year to purchase 10,000 hectares (24,700…

Uruguay Farmland boom has turned to a bust with prices down dramatically

Prime Uruguay farmland used for grain agriculture has experienced a boom in the past few years, even surpassing beef as the country’s main export item, reaching a price plateau around two years ago when top cropping farms, with irrigation, topped  12,000 USD per Ha in favoured locations. However many of these operations can be traced to money looking for safe havens, given the earlier world financial crisis, and not necessarily increasing production or looking for high yields. Therefore renting farmland…

8 Common Issues and Hurdles with Early Start-Up Business Development in Latin America

Harris Gomez Group has been helping companies enter the Latin American market for 15 years. Throughout the years, we have worked with hundreds of companies, from small to large, as they have tried to enter the Region, all with varying strategies. We like to say around our offices that we have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. We often run into companies that are interested in developing the different Latin American markets for their products/services. The problem is that many companies end up doing…

The Key to Protecting Your IP in Latin America

Written by Andrea Dawson, Senior Lawyer and IP Specialist. Owners of intellectual property (IP) have many ways to protect their valuable assets. Perhaps, the most obvious way is to register intellectual property in the relevant jurisdictions and then enforce those IP right against third party infringers. When it comes to doing business in which your IP is involved, specially in Latin American countries, two key points should be taken into account: (1) that your IP rights be registered before the relevant governing…

Airbnb exploring long-term Residential Rentals as an option

Airbnb has quickly become a favourite destination for travellers looking for somewhere to stay on vacation. Now the home-sharing startup is interested in doing the same for people who want to find a place to live. Airbnb is considering an expansion in the long-term rental business and has asked McKinsey & Co. to research the market, said two people familiar with the matter. The consulting firm’s work involves conducting competitive analysis of Craigslist, said the people, who asked not to be identified…

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Real Estate Options for South America Gateway to South America offers South American real estate investment opportunities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Click on the Red Links above for our latest options. We know buying South American Real Estate has specific rules for foreign citizens, rules we are familiar with and have worked with extensively. This is why we have created a programme to guide international buyers through the whole process of purchasing real estate in South America,…

Agribusiness opportunities in emerging markets

If you are looking for portfolio diversification using farmland, we can show you options that are very practical for the mid-sized and larger investor. GTSA  offers options for direct and indirect opportunities for farmland ownership in emerging economies such as Paraguay, Uruguay and Peru. Farmland is an attractive long-term investment that offers current income, capital appreciation, an inflation hedge and favorable diversification that is negatively correlated with traditional asset classes such as equities.…