Brazil’s Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has boosted its real estate practice by recruiting a partner from Stocche Forbes Advogados, as the firm’s managing partner predicts the sector will heat up in 2021 thanks to historically low interest rates.
Two Simpson Thacher Bartlett LLP offices and Lobo de Rizzo Advogados in São Paulo have helped the Brazilian master franchisee of US fast-food giant Burger King raise 510 million reais (US$96 million) in a follow-on offering.
Brazil’s Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has helped local medical education group Afya acquire e-learning company Sociedade Padrão de Educação Superior for 360 million reais (US$63 million).
Brazilian education investor Arco has hired Lobo de Rizzo Advogados to buy local learning solutions provider Escola de Inteligência Cursos Educacionais, in a deal worth at least 288 million reais (US$52 million).
Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has helped Brazilian asset management firm Crescera Investimentos acquire a majority stake in funeral services provider Grupo Zelo for 384 million reais (US$70 million).
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP’s offices in São Paulo, New York and Boston and Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados have helped Brazilian retailer Lojas Quero-Quero launch an initial public offering on São Paulo’s B3 stock exchange worth nearly 2 billion reais (US$358 million).
Latin Lawyer gathered data on M&A activity across Latin America during 2019. Here, we present which firms won the most work in Brazil.
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 250 M&A deals that closed in Brazil between March and December 2019. When counting only public values, combined deal value exceeded US$30 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.