Helix Investment Research
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TIM Participações: As The Chess Pieces Move In Europe, Double-Digit Upside In Brazil

As the largest economy in South America, and one of the ten largest in the world, Brazil offers compelling long-term growth opportunities for a variety of companies in a variety of sectors, both those based in Brazil and beyond. Chief among them is the Brazilian wireless market; to date, perspective buyers of Brazilian wireless companies have been stymied by the convoluted ownership structure of Brazil's leading carriers. However, recent events in Europe have served to create an opening for strategic buyers to take control of one of Brazil's leading carriers, TIM Participações (NYSE:TSU) (hereafter referred to as TIM). Telecom Italia (NYSE:TI) has long controlled TIM, but as a series of events serve to loosen its grip...

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