Topic: Cross-border M&A

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

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

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