Topic: Cross-border M&A

Codere becomes LatAm’s first listed gambling group

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in Madrid, New York and London has helped Spanish gambling company Codere Online combine with a Mexican special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in a US$350 million deal that creates Latin America’s first listed gaming operator.

24 June 2021

Chile’s BCI launches online payment venture, buys Pago Fácil

A slew of Chilean firms and a Peruvian outfit have helped US financial services group EVO Payments enter a tie-up with Chile’s Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (BCI), with the pair launching an online payment venture that includes fintech Pago Fácil.

24 June 2021

US$4.1 billion waste management buy calls on Cuatrecasas

US investment group Platinum Equity has called on Cuatrecasas in Madrid, Lisbon, Bogotá, Mexico City and Santiago to acquire Spain’s Urbaser – one of the world’s largest environmental services companies – for 3.5 billion euros (US$4.1 billion).

21 June 2021

Brazil's Demarest in US$10 billion global insurance acquisition

Demarest Advogados in São Paulo has advised Canadian insurer Intact Financial Corporation and Danish counterpart Tryg in the Brazilian leg of their 7 billion pounds (US$10.2 billion) acquisition of UK insurance group RSA.

17 June 2021

Asterion buys more LatAm data centres from Telefónica

Clifford Chance LLP in Madrid and London and Carey in Santiago have advised Spanish investment manager Asterion in its acquisition of four data centres in Chile and Spain from telecoms giant Telefónica, worth US$120 million.

10 June 2021

Two firms seal Prosegur-RedPagos deal in Uruguay

Spanish security group Prosegur has called on Ferrere (Uruguay) to acquire collection and payments company RedPagos and electronic cash issuer Midinero in Uruguay.

09 June 2021

Several firms steer US$423 million gas provider purchase in Chile

White & Case LLP in Houston, Miami and New York has helped US energy investor Arroyo buy Santiago-based Gasmar from Chilean gas companies Abastible and Empresa Gasco for US$423 million.

07 June 2021

US private equity snaps up Colombian pharma group

US investment company Acon has hired Winston & Strawn LLP in New York and Washington, DC, Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá and Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC in Mexico City to purchase pharmaceutical group Vitalis, which has facilities in Colombia and Mexico.

07 June 2021

Belgian investor increases stake in Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline

Linklaters in Brussels and London and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo have helped Belgian energy company Fluxys acquire a minority interest in the Bolivia-Brazil natural gas pipeline, GASBOL, from the Brazilian subsidiary of French oil and gas group Total.

28 May 2021

Mexican supermarket Chedraui buys US retailer for US$620 million

A subsidiary of Mexican supermarket chain Grupo Comercial Chedraui has hired Bufete Robles Miaja, S.C. in Mexico City to acquire US grocery store Smart & Final for US$620 million.

21 May 2021

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