As its startup market accelerates, Brazil could be in for an IPO bonanza
Brazil’s startup market is reaching new heights, and its domestic stock market could benefit from the boom.
According to data from KPMG, Brazilian startups raised the most capital in a single quarter in Q1 2021, when some $1.4 billion flowed into domestic technology upstarts. That record stood until the second quarter of 2021 saw $2.7 billion raised by Brazilian startups.
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Inflows are only half of the startup equation, however. Brazil has seen notable acquisitions in recent years, including Twilio buying Teravoz in January 2020, and Etsy buying Elo7 in June for more than $200 million. Magazine Luiza spent $528 million to buy Kabum, a Brazilian e-commerce player, earlier this year.
Acquisitions are merely one path to liquidity, however. IPOs are another. The good news for Brazil and its startup ecosystem is that despite a historical dearth of technology public offerings on domestic exchanges, the IPO market for Brazilian tech startups could be gearing up for more volume.
GetNinjas, a platform for hiring local labor for household needs like plumbing and painting, went public earlier this year on the B3 exchange, located in São Paulo. And it’s not alone.
The IPO market in Brazil is changing, data indicates. TechCrunch noted last year that in the decade leading up to 2020, just two of the 56 IPOs in Brazil were technology companies. More recently, the number of technology (Read more...)