Latham & Watkins LLP in New York and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá have helped Canadian electricity investors Northland Power acquire a 99% stake in Colombian utilities provider Empresa de Energía de Boyacá (EBSA) for US$1 billion.
Colombian firm Brigard & Urrutia, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Chile's Prieto has helped Chilean investment fund AFP Habitat acquire a majority stake in a pension fund from Canada’s Scotiabank for US$174 million.
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Colombian infrastructure concession Vial Unión del Sur has hired Jones Day in New York and Madrid, Noboa Peña Torres & Asociados in Quito and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá to finance a toll road project between Colombia and Ecuador with a US$575 million loan.
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP in Toronto and Colombia’s Lloreda Camacho & Co have helped Continental Gold obtain a US$100 million loan.
Irish packaging company Smurfit Kappa Group has hired William Fry in Dublin and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá to increase its stake in packaging manufacturer Cartón de Colombia for US$90 million.
Peru was the busiest country for M&A transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during January and February, with more deals taking place there than in Mexico and Argentina combined, according to Latin Lawyer’s research.
At least six firms – including outfits from Brazil, Colombia and Peru – are helping the energy arm of US private equity group Carlyle acquire up to 40% of Spanish oil and gas company Cepsa from United Arab Emirates-owned sovereign wealth fund Mubadala.
Clifford Chance LLP in New York, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP's London office and Mexican firm Nader, Hayaux & Goebel have helped Colony Capital acquire Abraaj’s Latin American investment fund a year after the UAE private equity group collapsed.
Torys LLP in Toronto and Calgary and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá have helped investment group Triple Flag Mining Finance Bermuda provide project financing totalling US$100 million to Canadian mining company Continental Gold for its Colombian mining project.