Topic: Cross-border M&A

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

Brazilian firms in US health consultancy acquisition

Latham & Watkins LLP in New York and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo have helped US health information and technology company Cerner acquire healthcare consultancy Kantar Health for US$375 million, handing it assets in Brazil.

09 April 2021

Santander targets total ownership of Mexican unit

Spain’s Banco Santander is launching a bid to reacquire the remaining stake in the Mexican unit it sold almost a decade ago.

31 March 2021

Carrefour buys Brazilian assets for US$1.4 billion

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and Brazilian law firms Machado Meyer Advogados and BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão have helped the local branch of French supermarket chain Carrefour acquire Grupo BIG from US counterpart Walmart and private equity investor Advent in a deal worth 7.5 billion reais (US$1.4 billion).

29 March 2021

Barros & Errázuriz and Estudio Echecopar steer fund merger

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados in Santiago and Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International in Lima have helped complete a merger of two Chilean and Peruvian investment funds.

29 March 2021

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