Brazil's Peerless Bargain Hunter
He's a kind of Warren Buffett South. From elegant headquarters in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Julio Bozano presides over a sprawling empire, ranging from a leading investment bank to shopping malls and a coffee plantation about the size of Connecticut. The 60-year-old billionaire is chairman and chief shareholder of Companhia Bozano, Simonsen. While his conglomerate currently numbers 30 companies, Bozano is on a buying and selling spree, taking stakes in floundering companies from steelmakers to petrochemical producers and turning them around for sale at fat profits.
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