Deal of the Year: the shortlists for M&A, ESG and private equity

Deal of the Year: the shortlists for M&A, ESG and private equity

Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the deals shortlisted for the private and public M&A, ESG and private equity categories of our 17th annual Deal of the Year Awards.

Listed below are the three deals that have been shortlisted in each category.

The winners will be announced on the night of our charity awards ceremony at the Hotel Unique in São Paulo on Thursday 11 May.

The dinner is being held in aid of two of the region’s pro bono clearinghouses. More information and tickets are available here.

Congratulations to all those involved in these transactions.

The shortlists for the disputes, regulatory and restructuring categories can be seen here, whilst the shortlisted deals for the capital markets, banking and finance and project finance categories are available here.

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Mergers & Acquisitions: private companies

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GIP buys LatAm renewables group Atlas from Actis

Counsel to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP)

In-house counsel - Julie Ashworth and Marissa Marco 

Latham & Watkins LLP 

Machado Meyer Advogados 

Morales & Besa 

Galicia Abogados 

Posadas 

Counsel to Actis 

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 

Pérez-Llorca 

Mattos Filho 

Claro & Cía 

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC 

Ferrere (Uruguay) 

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Advent buys remaining stake in Argentina’s Prisma

Counsel to Advent 

Baker McKenzie LLP 

Baker McKenzie (Argentina) 

Counsel to Prisma Medios de Pago and Visa Internacional, Banco Santander Río, Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires, Banco BBVA Argentina, Banco Macro, Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, HSBC Bank Argentina, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Argentina), Banco Patagonia, Nuevo Banco de Santa Fe, Banco Itaú Argentina, Banco Comafi, Banco de la Nación Argentina, Banco Credicoop and Citibank 

In-house counsel to Prisma Medios de Pago - Juan Cruz Álvarez and Eliana Tylkovitch  

Covington & Burling LLP 

Beccar Varela 

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US investor becomes major shareholder in Botafogo football club with SAF structure 

Counsel to John Textor 

Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper 

Counsel to Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas 

BMA Advogados  

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Mergers & Acquisitions: public companies

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Univision and Televisa form largest Spanish-language media group 

For the acquisition 

Counsel to Univision 

In-house counsel – Amy Tenbrink 

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 

Galicia Abogados 

Counsel to Televisa 

In-house counsel – Luis Alejandro Bustos, Armando Martínez, Nemer Farjat, Javier Luevanos Ortiz de Rosas, Liliana Martínez and Francisco Fernández 

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP  

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC 

Gómez-Pinzón

For antitrust matters 

Counsel to Univision 

Covington & Burling LLP 

Galicia Abogados 

Counsel to Televisa 

In-house counsel – Luis Alejandro Bustos, Armando Martínez, Jesus Araujo, Nemer Farjat, Javier Luevanos Ortiz de Rosas, and Liliana Martínez 

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC 

For the equity investment   

Counsel to Softbank  

In-house counsel – Stephen Pelliccia and Stephen Lam 

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 

Galicia Abogados 

Counsel to Google

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 

Counsel to The Raine Group 

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 

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Hapvida and Notre Dame US$21 billion merger in Brazil

Counsel to Hapvida 

Madrona Fialho Advogados 

Pinheiro Neto Advogados 

Counsel to Notre Dame 

Mello Torres

Lefosse  

Mattos Filho 

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Brazilian air mobility company merges with US SPAC

In the SPAC 

Counsel to Embraer 

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 

Mattos Filho 

Counsel to Zanite 

White & Case LLP 

White & Case SC  

In the PIPE 

Counsel to Banco Bradesco 

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados 

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Corporate finance: ESG

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Brazilian water company BRK issues LatAm’s first blue bonds

Counsel to BRK 

Mattos Filho 

Counsel to BTG Pactual  

Machado Meyer Advogados

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The Central America Bottling Corporation (CBC) SLB issuance and tender offer

Counsel to CBC 

In-house counsel - Oscar Arroyo Arzú  

Hogan Lovells LLP 

Walkers  

AVL Abogados  

Benjamín Valdez & Asociados  

Palacios & Asociados/Sercomi

Bufete Forlar Abogados   

DunnCox  

Consortium Legal (Nicaragua) 

Fabrega Molino  

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados 

Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez LLC  

Guyer & Regules 

Counsel to Citigroup Global Markets and JP Morgan Securities 

Shearman & Sterling LLP 

Uría Menéndez 

Harneys

Alta QIL+4 Abogados 

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Chile issues world’s first sovereign sustainability-linked bonds

Counsel to the Republic of Chile 

Linklaters 

Morales & Besa 

Counsel to BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole and Société Générale 

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 

Garrigues (Chile) 

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Private equity

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Several firms help Chile’s GNL Quintero get new owners 

Counsel to EIG 

White & Case LLP 

Counsel to Fluxys 

Linklaters 

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados 

Counsel to EIG and Fluxys 

Guerrero Olivos 

Counsel to OMERS 

Milbank 

Carey 

Fischer & Cía 

Counsel to Enagás 

Baker McKenzie LLP 

Baker McKenzie (Chile)

Counsel to BNP Paribas 

Latham & Watkins LLP 

Claro & Cía 

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KKR and Telefónica set up Colombian fibre optic project 

Counsel to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) 

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 

Cuatrecasas

Gómez-Pinzón 

Counsel to Telefónica Colombia 

Latham & Watkins LLP

Brigard Urrutia 

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Multiple firms steer Lumen’s US$2.7 billion LatAm business sale

Counsel to Stonepeak Infrastructure 

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 

Marval O’Farrell Mairal  

Mattos Filho  

TozziniFreire Advogados

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados 

Gómez-Pinzón 

Consortium Legal (Costa Rica)   

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP)  

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC 

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega 

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas  

Guyer & Regules  

Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz 

Counsel to AustralianSuper 

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 

Counsel to Lumen

Jones Walker LLP

KLA Advogados

Miranda & Amado

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