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Brazilian consultancy creates exclusive area for those interested in investing in the USA, with Visa option

posted Jul 10, 2016, 10:00 AM by Webmaster IMGroup   [ updated Jul 10, 2016, 10:00 AM ]
The minimum investment ranges from $100,000 to $500,000 in own business or through investment funds

IMG - InterManagement Group - is the first Business Consulting and Investment firm, 100% Brazilian, with offices in São Paulo and Miami / Fort Lauderdale, offering specialized services to US investment visas. IMG provides advice on all aspects of investment visas, including the most well known EB-5, E-2 and L-1, from planning to implementation and management of projects, with a multidisciplinary and specialized team of lawyers, economists, analysts and other professionals.

Founded in 2006, IMG operates in a number of complementary and synergic areas, in order to support its clients in making investments and facilitate the creation and growth of successful businesses in both countries. In addition to investment visas, the Group operates in the areas of Development of Business and Executive Interim Management, focusing on foreign companies operating or intending to operate in Brazil, and Brazilian companies operating or intending to operate in the USA.

Since 2006, "we helped dozens of multinationals coming to Brazil and undergoing transition situations in the country. With the Brazilian economic crisis and the reversal of capital flows, we now serve capitalized Brazilian companies and entrepreneurs, willing to protect their assets and find growth opportunities in a Triple A market", says Nicolas Touchet, IMG partner since 2010 and responsible for the Brazilian operation. French citizen living in Brazil since 2004, Nicolas Touchet has extensive experience as an executive and consultant in strategy for multinationals.

"We are highly sought after by individuals too, mostly top-level executives or entrepreneurs affected by the crisis, looking for investment options in business in the USA, creating for themselves opportunities to work, to generate income and protect their wealth" he adds.

In the United States, besides consulting for companies and entrepreneurs, IMG advises individuals interested in the North American real estate and business markets. "Through our associates and partners in the USA, we have privileged access to a wide range of direct or indirect investment alternatives, in companies as well as commercial and residential real estate ventures," says Fernando Mello, managing director of IMG and responsible for the company's operations in the USA, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mello has a long international professional career as an executive in multinational companies, and has extensive experience in startups and new businesses.

With increasing demand for EB-5 Visas by Brazilians (according to the US State Department, this year more visas will be granted to Brazilian citizens than over the entire existence of the EB-5 Program, created in 1990), IMG decided to create a division specialized in services related to EB-5 Visa Program, which allows foreigners investing in the USA to obtain the status of permanent residents - the so desired Green Card. The minimum investment is $ 500,000. The contribution should be allocated to a "qualified" project under the rules of the program. Florida is one of the states with more activity within the EB-5 Program.

In this scenario, IMG recently opened its EB5 GREEN CARD CAPITAL division, with exclusive and total dedication to the EB-5 Visa Program, with two main strands:

1) Assistance to individuals and families for evaluation and selection of the best alternatives for direct or indirect investment in the USA, to obtain permanent residence (Green Card)

2) Consulting for companies and entrepreneurs for the structuring and implementation of qualified projects to capture these foreign funds seeking investor visas in the USA (not only from Brazil, but from all over the world).

"We operate through regional centers authorized by USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Service), across the USA territory. In addition, we develop and carry out direct EB-5 projects, taking care of the structuring, implementation and administration of investment funds", says Fernando Mello.

"We support our clients from the initial research and knowledge acquisition about the EB-5 Program through the end of the process, which can last between 3 to 5 years, when the status as a permanent resident is assured," says Mello.

The EB-5 visa offers several advantages over other alternatives in the search for residence in the United States, however, its legislation and procedures can be quite complex. Therefore, IMG's expertise in monitoring and guidance makes all the difference.

Advantages that only IMG and EB5 GREEN CARD CAPITAL have:

  • Important references in the areas of Immigration, Consulting, Business development and Management in the United States
  • Experience and expertise as the only Brazilian company to have already developed projects under the EB-5 Program
  • Presence in Brazil and the USA, with offices in São Paulo and Miami / Fort Lauderdale
  • Team of Portuguese / English bilingual professionals, with over twenty years of business management experience, which facilitates all procedural actions
  • Unique services portfolio that combines the knowledge of Consulting with the work through Regional Centers throughout the United States
  • Independence and impartiality, having no ties or commitments to any project, venture or regional center
  • Management of investment funds to enable both the funding and the application of EB-5 resources, in an independent and transparent manner, mediating the relationship between the investors and USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Service)
 About IMG

With ten years of experience in the areas of ​​Business and Investment Consulting, IMG has a team of associated experts with extensive international executive experience in various economic sectors. IMG clients' profile are individuals or companies wishing to invest or develop business and operations in Brazil or the USA, or already having investments and business in these countries and seeking expert support to optimize them. Additional information: