Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and São Paulo and TozziniFreire Advogados in São Paulo have helped financial markets technology provider Sinqia raise 362 million reais (US$88 million) in a follow-on offering.
Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago and Consortium Legal (Nicaragua) in Managua have advised investment bank Credit Suisse in two loans totalling US$90 million to Nicaragua’s largest bank, Banpro.
Some 45 Latin American and international law firms have helped the region’s companies raise more than US$13.4 billion through 41 equity capital markets transactions during the first six months of 2019, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.
Latin Lawyer recorded 13 equity transaction in Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America between March and April with a combined value of more than US$3.6 billion.
Some 107 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise nearly US$90 billion through 367 debt capital markets deals between January and June of this year, according to Latin Lawyer's data.
Latin Lawyer recorded 47 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$11.7 billion.
Hogan Lovells LLP in New York and Arias (Nicaragua) have helped Nicaraguan bank Lafise Bancentro obtain a US$100 million loan.
Five law firms have helped oil companies Riverstone, Vista Oil and Southern Cross establish and invest in a midstream company focused solely on the Vaca Muerta shale deposit in Argentina.
Mayer Brown LLP in New York and Garrigues in Madrid and Santiago have helped US energy investor Arroyo obtain acquisition financing worth US$70 million to buy and construct solar projects in Chile.
Argentina must change its legal framework if the country is to become a prime exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 10th Annual Oil & Gas, which took place in May at the Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires.