Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the shortlisted transactions for the capital markets, banking and finance and project finance categories of our 14th annual Deal of the Year Awards.
Clifford Chance LLP in New York and São Paulo has helped the Brazilian development bank BNDES sell shares it owned in Petrobras in a 22 billion reais (US$5.2 billion) issuance, which is the largest equity offering in Brazil in 10 years.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in São Paulo and New York and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo have helped Brazilian real estate company BR Properties raise 1 billion reais (US$240 million) by issuing 84,375,000 new shares.
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 22 equity transactions in Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America between May and June with a combined value of more than US$8.1 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 109 debt transactions in Brazil between May and June, worth a combined US$19.9 billion
Latin Lawyer recorded 74 debt transactions in Brazil between March and April, worth a combined US$21.5 billion
Linklaters in New York and São Paulo and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo have helped Petrobras sell its controlling stake in fuel retailer BR Distribuidora as privatisations gain momentum in Brazil.
TozziniFreire Advogados has helped Brazilian loan provider Omni obtain a US$100 million credit line from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to fund credit lines for self-employed lorry drivers and offer financing options to immigrants.