Swiss private equity company Partners Group has hired Cuatrecasas in Lisbon, Madrid, and Valencia and Ropes and Gray LLP in London to acquire Portuguese agribusiness Rovensa from UK private equity business Bridgepoint Capital for US$1.1 billion, handing it assets in Brazil.
Latin Lawyer's data shows that 44 M&A deals closed in Mexico between March and December 2019. Considering only deals with a public value, those transactions had a combined value of some US$22 billion.
Latin Lawyer recorded 29 M&A deals that closed in Peru between March and December 2019. When counting only public values, combined deal value exceeded US$5.6 billion.
Latin Lawyer recorded 166 Brazilian M&A deals that were signed and announced between March and December 2019. When counting only public values, the combined deal value of signed and announced deals was over US$100 billion.
Latin Lawyer recorded 14 multijurisdictional M&A deals that were signed or announced in Latin America from March to December 2019. Counting the deals, of which the value was public, the combined deal value was nearly US$15 billion.
Several Greenberg Traurig LLP offices, Alemany, Escalona & De Fuentes in Madrid and Guyer & Regules in Montevideo have helped Spain’s ACI Airport Sudamérica complete an international exchange offer, worth US$186 million, to allow its Uruguayan airport operator to restructure local debt.
The UK’s top law firms have long sought to gain ground from New York’s white-shoe elite when it comes to some of the most lucrative work in Latin America: cross-border M&A deals governed under New York law. But establishing a foothold in the upper echelons of the US market – a starting point to winning such transactions – is not easy. What are the UK’s magic circle doing to square up to their US rivals?
Uría Menéndez’s offices in Barcelona and Madrid, Niederer Kraft Frey in Zurich, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC in Mexico City and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo have helped Spanish bank Santander enter a joint venture with France’s Credit Agricole to combine their custody and settlement and asset management businesses across 15 jurisdictions.
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Portuguese construction group that recently filed a US$25 million contractual claim against Paraguay over a stalled project to build a high-speed bus network has now threatened the state with a parallel International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim.