Topic: Cross-border M&A

Several firms help Canadian fund buy power assets in Brazil

TozziniFreire Advogados in São Paulo has helped Canadian pension fund Ontario Teachers’ (OTPP) acquire Brazilian electricity transmission company Evoltz from private equity group TPG Capital.

20 May 2021

Carey and Cariola Díez in US-Canadian engineering acquisition

US investor Coplay Equity Partners has hired Carey in Santiago to acquire Canadian power and automation solutions provider Magna IV Engineering, giving it assets in Chile.

17 May 2021

Creel García-Cuéllar and Galicia in US$1.4 billion global plastics deal

US materials company Trinseo has hired several Kirkland & Ellis LLP offices and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC in Mexico City to acquire the plexiglass division of French chemicals company Arkema for nearly US$1.4 billion, giving it manufacturing plants in Mexico.

10 May 2021

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

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