Private equity

US private equity buys Chilean tech provider after loan deal

15 January 2018

Morales & Besa has helped US private equity fund Accel-KKR’s Chilean subsidiary acquire full ownership of Chilean technology services provider I-Mid for US$120 million.

Perez Alati and Tanoira Cassagne in Argentine pharma IPO

09 January 2018

Perez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martinez de Hoz (h) has helped Argentine pharmaceuticals company Laboratorios Richmond make an IPO worth 524 million pesos (US$28 million).

Deal of the Year 2017 nominations period closes end of today

Deal of the Year 2017 nominations period closes end of today

08 January 2018

The nominations period for Latin Lawyer’s 2017 Deal of the Year Awards concludes at the close of business today, Monday 8 January. Read on to find out how to submit your winning deals.

Latin Lawyer’s 8th annual private equity conference

Latin Lawyer’s 8th annual private equity conference

21 December 2017

Corruption dampening PE-led infrastructure investment

Kirkland & Ellis recruits from Debevoise & Plimpton’s PE department

12 December 2017

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has hired a lawyer recognised for her Latin American fund formation skills to its office in New York.

Negri & Pueyrredon in major Argentine art deal

Negri & Pueyrredon in major Argentine art deal

07 December 2017

Negri & Pueyrredon has helped urban developer Pinamar complete Argentina’s largest private contemporary sculpture acquisition.

Carey and Morales & Besa in planned PE takeover of Construmart

05 December 2017

Carey is helping Chilean financial services provider Larraín Vial purchase construction materials maker Construmart from supermarket operator SMU on behalf of a Chilean private equity fund.

Messy finances and unsophisticated counsel pose challenges for family M&As

Messy finances and unsophisticated counsel pose challenges for family M&As

08 November 2017

Advising family-owned companies looking to sell is one of the most complex aspects of private equity lawyering in Latin America, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Private Equity Conference, held in New York in September.

Compliance a key concern for PE buyers, says panel

Compliance a key concern for PE buyers, says panel

27 October 2017

The influx of private equity funds is contributing to a greater focus on compliance and corporate governance, said panellists at Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Private Equity Conference, held in New York last month.

Onerous regulation impeding PE leveraged buyouts, says panel

Onerous regulation impeding PE leveraged buyouts, says panel

24 October 2017

Exacting bankruptcy laws and restrictive requirements for buying public companies in Latin America are holding back leveraged buyouts (LBOs) by private equity funds, delegates heard at Latin Lawyer’s 8th Annual Private Equity Conference, held in New York last month.