Topic: Cross-border M&A

Johnson Controls buys air conditioning company in Costa Rica

Multinational conglomerate Johnson Controls has hired three Aguilar Castillo Love offices to acquire Costa Rican heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) company Lucas Ingenieros.

06 July 2021

Etsy buys e-commerce clothing business in Brazil

US e-commerce company Etsy has relied on four Fenwick & West LLP offices and Bronstein Zilberberg Chueiri & Potenza Advogados in São Paulo to acquire Brazilian online marketplace Elo7 for US$217 million.

05 July 2021

Irish packaging company snaps up Peruvian counterpart

Irish paper-based packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa has enlisted Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima and Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá to acquire Peruvian counterpart Cartones del Pacífico .

05 July 2021

JP Morgan snaps up stake in Brazilian digital bank

Brazilian firms Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Spinelli Advogados have helped JP Morgan Chase invest in local digital banking group C6, marking its entry into the country’s retail banking sector.

02 July 2021

Raízen acquires Shell’s lubricant business in Brazil

Brazilian ethanol producer Raízen has relied on White & Case LLP in London and Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados in São Paulo to purchase Shell’s entire lubricant business in the country, including a blending plant and a terminal in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

01 July 2021

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

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