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China Three Gorges sells third of Duke Energy assets

Friday, 20 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Chinese investment fund Clai Fund has hired Brazilian firm TozziniFreire Advogados to buy a third of the hydroelectric assets that state power company China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) bought from Duke Energy last year.

Israeli developer buys São Paulo mall

Friday, 20 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Goulart & Colepicolo Advogados has helped the Brazilian subsidy of Israeli supermarket developer Gazit purchase a 33% stake in a São Paulo shopping centre for 410 million reais (US$120 million).

Uruguayan wind farm agrees refinancing

Friday, 20 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Uruguayan firm Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause has helped Credit Agrícole and Caixabank grant a US$100 million loan to wind farm project company Vientos de Pastorale.

Komatsu-Joy gets antitrust approval in Colombia

Friday, 20 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

​Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) has helped Japanese construction equipment company Komatsu get antitrust clearance in Colombia for its US$2.9 billion multijurisdictional purchase of mining manufacturer Joy Global.

Veirano and Cascione Pulino in cosmetics deal

Friday, 20 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Veirano Advogados has helped the Brazilian subsidiary of US consumer goods manufacturer SC Johnson, Ceras Johnson, purchase cosmetics company Laboratório Osler do Brasil.

Rodrigo Elias and García Sayán agree Solgas loan

Friday, 20 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados has helped the holding company of Peruvian petroleum company Solgas obtain a 171 million soles (US$50 million) loan.

Mattos Filho and Lefosse close Comgás issue

Friday, 20 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped São Paulo gas distributor Comgás issue debentures worth 675 million reais (US$210 million).

BTG backs consortium’s Cresta Roja takeover

Thursday, 19 January 2017 by Lulu Rumsey

Tanoira Cassagne Abogados has helped Argentine agribusiness consortium Proteinsa fund its purchase of troubled poultry company Cresta Roja with a US$36 million syndicated financing package supported by BTG Pactual, in the Brazilian bank’s first financing in Argentina.

Garrigues and Payet Rey steer healthcare JV

Thursday, 19 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Garrigues’ Lima and Madrid offices have helped Spanish healthcare provider Quirónsalud enter Latin America by purchasing a 50% share in Peruvian private clinic Clínica Ricardo Palma (CRP).

TozziniFreire and Stocche Forbes tie up garment deal

Thursday, 19 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

TozziniFreire Advogados has helped the Brazilian subsidiary of French company Elis acquire local garment maintenance company Lavebras for 1.3 billion reais (US$403 million).

Chile seeks to end Transbank card payments monopoly

Thursday, 19 January 2017 by Janith Aranze

Chile’s competition court has recommended regulatory changes to open up the country’s card payment market to new entrants.

Clifford Chance, Linklaters and González Calvillo in Stahl loan

Thursday, 19 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Clifford Chance LLP has helped Dutch chemical solutions company Stahl obtain a US$315 million loan from HSBC and a syndicate of banks to refinance existing debt.

Peruvian bottler obtains Citibank loan

Thursday, 19 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

Estudio Saco-Vertiz & Landerer in Lima has helped Peruvian bottle manufacturing company San Miguel Industrias obtain a loan of US$40 million from Citibank.

Vella Pugliese makes double lateral hire

Bruno Machado Ferla and Fábio Nieves Barreira

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 by Thomas Muskett-Ford

Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni - Advogados (São Paulo) has recruited two partners to strengthen its corporate and tax offerings and says more lateral hires are in the works.

Colombian port finances first regasification terminal

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 by Emilio Demetriou-Jones

White & Case LLP in New York and Colombia’s Castañeda & Velasco Asociados have helped natural gas transporter Promigas and private equity company Baru Investment obtain a US$110 million loan to build and operate the first regasification terminal in Colombia.

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