Topic: Cross-border M&A

Several firms help SNC-Lavalin divest in the Andean region

Five White & Case LLP offices have helped Dubai-based infrastructure group Kentech acquire the Colombian and Peruvian oil and gas operations of Canadian engineering group SNC-Lavalin.

29 March 2021

Uruguayan hotel group restructures debt and sells up

Guyer & Regules and Amorín Abogados have helped Uruguayan hotel operator Tonosol restructure a US$30 million debt package as part of a deal that also saw the company sell its hospitality business to US real estate group White Elephant.

26 March 2021

Telefónica and CDPQ launch Brazilian fibre-optic wholesaler

Brazil’s Lefosse Advogados has helped the local arm of Spain’s Telefónica join forces with Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) to launch a fibre optics wholesale company through an agreement worth 1.8 billion reais (US$306 million).

10 March 2021

Chilean copper miner gets Japanese investment and project finance

Chilean miner Mantos Copper has hired three Simmons & Simmons offices in the UK and Baker McKenzie (Chile) to obtain an US$847 million financing – including a substantial capital injection from Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials – to expand its Mantoverde mine.

22 February 2021

Pinheiro Neto and Lefosse in Mubadala-Petrobras refinery deal

Brazilian firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados has helped Emirati investment fund Mubadala win a bid to acquire Petrobras’ Landulpho Alves refinery in the state of Bahia for US$1.65 billion, as the state-owned oil company continues to divest its assets.

11 February 2021

Several Colombian firms in cross-border software acquisition

Lenz & Staehelin in Zürich and the Bogotá offices of Cuatrecasas and Posse Herrera Ruiz have helped Swiss IT services company SoftwareONE acquire a further 60% stake in Colombian counterpart InterGrupo.

11 February 2021

Ferrere steers Irish construction group’s entry to Uruguay

Ferrere (Uruguay) has helped the Brazilian subsidiary of Irish constructor Kingspan acquire Uruguayan insulation group Bromyros.

10 February 2021

Two firms in rare Argentine investment in Miami

Marval O'Farrell Mairal in Buenos Aires has helped a group of Argentine investors acquire a majority stake in Miami-based food distributor Alimentos Australes.

09 February 2021

China Three Gorges moves to up stake in Peru’s Luz del Sur

Peru’s Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera has helped Chinese state-owned power company China Three Gorges launch a US$569 million bid to acquire an additional stake in the Andean country’s largest electricity company, Luz del Sur.

08 February 2021

Latham and Miranda & Amado steer Peruvian oil block sale

Three Latham & Watkins LLP offices and Miranda & Amado Abogados in Lima have helped Colombian oil company Ecopetrol and South Korean counterpart Korea National Oil sell Offshore International Group (OIG) – which operates oil fields in Peru – to US investor De Jong Capital.

05 February 2021

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