Paul Hastings LLP has helped Minera México, one of the world’s largest copper producers, raise US$1 billion in its first debt offering in over 20 years.
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.
It’s no secret that many of Latin America’s largest companies remain controlled by small, concentrated groups reluctant to relinquish control, limiting these entities’ ability to tap into a bigger pool of resources through the capital markets. This status quo makes public M&A deals a rarity in the region. Christina McKeon Frutuoso considers the challenges faced by lawyers when such transactions do arise.
Gavea Investimentos founding partner and Central Bank of Brazil former president Arminio Fraga will deliver the opening keynote at the upcoming Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual M&A Conference, which takes place in São Paulo this November.
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 47 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$11.7 billion.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, Chicago, London and Palo Alto has helped the Irish subsidiary of professional services company Spencer Stuart acquire the Mexican assets of consulting company Aon for US$45 million.
The complete programme for the Latin Lawyer Live 9th Annual M&A Conference has been announced along with a commitment to a 50/50 split of men and women on the speakers list.
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.