Topic: Cross-border M&A

PPU and Machado Meyer help Sequoia invest in Chile and Brazil

Several firms have advised on Californian venture capital fund Sequoia Capital's investments in Chilean fintech Fintual and Brazilian logistics solutions provider Lincros, worth US$46 million in total.

25 November 2021

Two firms help Portugal’s Galp Energia enter Brazil

Portugal's Galp Energia has turned to Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados to acquire two greenfield solar farms in Brazil from local renewables group Sistemas de Energia Renovável (SER).

24 November 2021

Brazilian tech company Semantix combines with US SPAC

Brazilian data software platform Semantix has hired three offices of US firm Skadden, Arps, Slate & Meagher & Flom LLP and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo to combine with Alpha Capital, a technology-focused special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in New York.

23 November 2021

Marval stars in French-Chinese lithium project in Argentina

Chinese steel group Tsingshan has hired Marval O'Farrell Mairal to buy a minority stake in an Argentine lithium project from French mining company Eramet in exchange for a US$400 million investment commitment.

19 November 2021

Banco Itaú calls on Ferrere for Paraguayan insurance merger

Ferrere (Paraguay) has helped Brazil’s Banco Itaú merge with Paraguayan insurer Providencia Sociedad Anónima de Seguros, allowing Itaú to begin insurance operations in its neighbouring country.

19 November 2021

Argentine fintech Ualá expands with Mexican bank buy

Argentine fintech Ualá has enlisted Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York to acquire Mexican lender ABC Capital, marking its first acquisition in Latin America's second largest economy.

18 November 2021

Millicom makes single largest-ever foreign investment in Guatemala

Luxembourg-based telecoms and media group Millicom has hired Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and Consortium Legal (Guatemala) to acquire the remaining stake in Tigo Guatemala for US$2.2 billion from its local partner, Miffin Associates Corp, marking the largest ever single foreign investment in the Central American country.

17 November 2021

Multiple firms in cross-border Peruvian logistics acquisition

Global alternative investment group HIG Capital has relied on Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York, RocaJunyent in Madrid, Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas in Lima, Ferrere in Bolivia and CorralRosales in Ecuador to purchase a majority stake in Peruvian third-party logistics company Grupo Ransa.

17 November 2021

South African miner enters LatAm with US$1 billion buy in Brazil

South African precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater Group has enlisted Clifford Chance LLP in São Paulo to acquire Brazilian mining assets from UK private equity fund Appian Capital for US$1 billion.

16 November 2021

Cuatrecasas and CMS Carey & Allende in Andean solar purchase

Cuatrecasas in Lima and Bogotá has helped Malaysian energy infrastructure developer Yinson acquire shares in a Colombian solar farm from Chilean renewables developer Verano Capital.

16 November 2021

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