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Hapvida-Smile deal review to get 90-day extension in Brazil

By Ana Paula Candil
  • 23 Jan 2023 16:42
  • 23 Jan 2023 16:50
A review of healthcare plan operator Hapvida's planned buyout of rival Smile will be extended for an additional 90 days, following a request from national competition authority Council Luis Henrique Bertolino Braido.

The Tribunal of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense, or CADE, must ratify his decision — a mere formality of the

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Ana Paula Candil

Senior Correspondent, Latin America


Ana Paula joined MLex in Brazil in 2014 writing about antitrust investigations and merger reviews. Prior to that, she worked for several trade publications and in TV. She lived in Washington DC, where she worked for Al Jazeera English in 2010. She studied journalism and holds a postgraduate diploma in International Business Management from the George Brown College in Toronto and a Master of Business Administration diploma in government relations from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

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