Below we present all M&A deals that were closed, signed or announced in Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic between March and December 2019.
Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee has helped Colombian holding company Grupo Aval acquire Panama’s Multi Financial Group, including its subsidiary Multibank, in a deal worth over US$433 million.
An Italian construction group has made good on a threatened US$2.2 billion International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Panama over its work expanding the Panama Canal – the second treaty claim filed over the project which has also given rise to International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) cases worth around US$6 billion.
Greenberg Traurig LLP in Miami and Panama’s Morgan & Morgan have helped Colombian airline Avianca complete a notes exchange offer worth US$550 million.
Three Greenberg Traurig LLP offices, Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee in Panama City and multiple offices of Central American law firm Consortium Legal have helped Panamanian bank BAC International (BIB) complete a securitisation of future receivables.
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 53 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$18.7 billion.
Latin Lawyer recorded 47 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$11.7 billion.
Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez has helped Banco Aliado acquire counterpart Banco Panamá for US$210 million.
Argentine firms have recorded the highest number of debt capital markets deals in January and February, making them the busiest players in Spanish-speaking Latin America for four consecutive months.