White & Case LLP in New York and Miami and Brazilian firm Machado Meyer Advogados have helped the renewables arm of British private equity group Actis obtain a US$67 million loan to build solar plants in northeastern Brazil and seal a power purchase agreement (PPA) with US company Dow Chemicals.
Two White & Case LLP offices, Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo and Trindade Advogados in Rio de Janeiro have helped Brazilian e-commerce platform Enjoei launch an initial public offering worth 987 million reais (US$184 million).
Brazilian grain supplier Cantagalo General Grains has hired TozziniFreire Advogados to buy back a minority stake in a local export business from Japanese counterpart Sojitz.
Paul Hastings LLP in New York and Brazil’s Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados have helped Brazilian e-commerce start-up Méluiz raise 583 million reais (US$103 million) in an IPO that priced at the bottom end of the target range.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and São Paulo and Brazil’s Pinheiro Neto Advogados have helped Brazilian cosmetics group Natura raise 5.6 billion reais (US$1 billion) in an equity offering.
Machado Meyer Advogados has helped Brazilian retailer Magazine Luiza acquire logistics software business SincLog and transport company GFL Logística in two separate deals.
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Machado Meyer Advogados has helped Brazilian sanitation company BRK Ambiental win the rights to run the water and sewage services in the northeastern city of Maceió with a bid worth 2 billion reais (US$354 million).
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Brazil’s Machado Meyer Advogados has helped state-owned Petrobras strike a deal with the local subsidiaries of energy companies Shell, Repsol and Petrogal that will allow the three counterparts to use Petrobras’ natural gas processing units.