Topic: Cross-border M&A

Dutch investor snaps up Uruguay’s largest wind farm

Gómez-Acebo Pombo in Madrid and Hughes & Hughes in Montevideo have helped Dutch investment group DIF Capital Partners acquire a Uruguayan subsidiary of German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon in a deal that also involved a debt refinancing.

07 May 2021

Brazil’s Hidrovias expands in Paraguay

Waterway logistics company Hidrovias do Brasil has hired Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Frankfurt and São Paulo and Ferrere (Paraguay) to acquire counterpart Imperial Group’s Paraguayan subsidiary for US$90 million.

28 April 2021

Dominican car group buys BMW distribution rights in Uruguay

Uruguayan law firm Guyer & Regules has helped Dominican car trader Magna Motors acquire Uruguay’s sole distributor of BMW vehicles, Automotores Motor Haus, for US$20 million.

28 April 2021

JBS swoops for major European vegan brand

Jones Day in Amsterdam and São Paulo has helped Brazil’s JBS, the largest meat processor in the world, acquire Dutch plant-based food group Vivera for 341 million euros (US$411 million).

26 April 2021

Univision and Televisa form largest Spanish-language media group

A slew of international and Mexican law firms has helped US broadcasting network Univision and Mexico’s Televisa in a US$4.8 billion merger to create the world’s largest Spanish-language media company, backed by Google, Japan’s SoftBank and US investor The Raine Group.

19 April 2021

Mexico’s IEnova snaps up wind farm from Actis subsidiary

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC in Mexico City has helped local energy group IEnova increase its stake in a wind farm in northern Mexico for US$83 million.

19 April 2021

Uruguay conditionally clears Iberia-Air Europa deal

Uruguay’s antitrust authority has imposed remedies on a merger for the first time as it conditionally approved Iberia’s proposed purchase of Air Europa.

19 April 2021

ViacomCBS buys major Chilean TV network from WarnerMedia

Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile) have helped US media group ViacomCBS acquire Chilean broadcaster Chilevisión and its Spanish-language streaming platform from US counterpart WarnerMedia.

16 April 2021

Eight firms in US$29 billion Mexico-US-Canada railway merger

Eight international and Mexican law firms have helped Canadian Pacific Railway and US counterpart Kansas City Southern sign a US$29 billion cash and stock merger, creating the first railroad connection between Mexico, the US and Canada.

13 April 2021

KKR snaps up Mexican assets in US$3.4 billion Sempra deal

Five Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP offices and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC in Mexico City have helped private equity group KKR buy a minority stake in US energy company Sempra’s newly launched infrastructure business for US$3.4 billion, giving it a share in Mexican energy business IEnova.

12 April 2021

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