Topic: Cross-border M&A

US gas company makes splash in Brazilian LNG with US$5 billion deal

Three Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP offices and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo have helped New Fortress Energy boost its Brazilian liquefied natural gas (LNG) portfolio by acquiring three counterparts as part of a US$5 billion deal that sets it up to be Brazil’s leading gas-to-power company.

02 February 2021

Several LatAm firms in worldwide Fiat-Peugeot merger

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in London and New York and three Linklaters offices have helped Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Peugeot, respectively, in their US$38 billion global merger, which also called on several Latin American law firms.

25 January 2021

French investor buys into Brazil’s largest PPP

French investment fund STOA has hired Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Washington DC and Paris and Stocche Forbes Advogados in São Paulo to acquire a minority stake in São Paulo metro concessionaire Linha Universidade – Brazil’s largest public-private partnership project (PPP) – from Spain’s Acciona.

25 January 2021

US private equity invests in Chilean medical equipment company

Claro & Cía has helped US private equity company Australis Partners buy a majority share in Chilean science and medical equipment company Galénica.

25 January 2021

Three firms in Mexican credit repair acquisition

Garrigues (Mexico) has helped US finance companies Vulcan Capital and Freedom Financial Network purchase a minority stake in Mexican credit repair company Grupo Resuelve tu Deuda from Crédito Real.

22 January 2021

Argentine bitcoin trader expands in Brazil

Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo has helped Argentine bitcoin trader Ripio expand its Latin American footprint by acquiring Brazil’s second largest cryptocurrency exchange, BitcoinTrade.

21 January 2021

White & Case in Sempra bid to buy Mexico's IEnova for US$5.8 billion

White & Case LLP in New York, Houston and Mexico City has helped US company Sempra Energy launch an offer to acquire the remaining stake in Mexican natural gas company IEnova for US$5.8 billion.

20 January 2021

Telefónica sells assets to American Tower in US$9.4 billion deal

US telecoms infrastructure company American Tower has hired three Allen & Overy LLP offices, Marval O'Farrell Mairal in Buenos Aires, Brazil’s Pinheiro Neto Advogados and DLA Piper LLP in Santiago and Lima to acquire the communication tower division of Telefónica’s subsidiary Telxius for US$9.4 billion.

19 January 2021

Japan’s Orix invests in LatAm renewables assets

Linklaters in Madrid and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in Rio de Janeiro have helped Japanese financial services group Orix buy a majority stake in Spanish renewables company Elewan for US$965 million.

18 January 2021

Sandvik relies on LatAm firms for global mining deal

Multiple Norton Rose Fulbright offices and a slew of Latin American law firms have helped Swedish engineering company Sandvik acquire multinational mining solutions company DSI Underground from European investor Triton for 943 million euros (US$1.1 billion).

15 January 2021

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