Work Area: M&A

Several firms in cross-border water merger

UK company Waterlogic has enlisted Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in London and New York, DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán in Bogotá, NLD Abogados in Santiago and McConnell Valdés LLC in San Juan to acquire Quality Water Service’s (QWS) operations in Chile, Colombia and Puerto Rico.

03 August 2021

Souto Correa hires transactional partner from Lefosse

Brazilian firm Souto Correa Advogados has bolstered its corporate and capital markets group by hiring a partner from Lefosse Advogados.

02 August 2021

Mubadala makes US$197 million bid for Brazilian power assets

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has helped Emirati investment fund Mubadala launch a 1.1 billion reais (US$197 million) stalking horse bid to buy power assets from Renova Energia as part of the Brazilian renewables company’s restructuring process.

02 August 2021

Ferrere in Uruguayan real estate acquisition

Ferrere (Uruguay) has advised local company EF Asset Management in its acquisition of local construction group Cepheus for US$34 million.

02 August 2021

State Grid completes US$3 billion purchase of Chile’s CGE

Chinese power company State Grid has relied on Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in Beijing and Claro y Cía in Santiago to complete its 2.6 billion euros (US$3 billion) acquisition of Spanish counterpart Naturgy’s stake in Chilean transmission group Compañía General de Electricidad (CGE).

30 July 2021

Three firms steer first major open banking buy in Brazil

Brazilian firm Bichara Advogados has helped local fintech PicPay acquire finance app Guiabolso in one of the first major open banking transactions in Brazil, as the country prepares to enter the second phase of introducing the new regulation.

30 July 2021

Deloitte Legal poaches EY Law partner in Guatemala

Deloitte Legal in Guatemala City has strengthened its corporate and M&A offering by hiring Ruby Asturias from Latin Lawyer 250 firm EY Law (Guatemala), in the same month that the firm also added a labour partner in Argentina.

29 July 2021

KPS Capital buys controlling stake in Tate & Lyle’s LatAm business

US investor KPS Capital Partners has turned to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York and Washington, DC, Macfarlanes LLP in London and Brazilian firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados to acquire a controlling stake in global food supplier Tate & Lyle’s North American and Latin American operations for US$1.7 billion.

29 July 2021

Peru’s Hernández & Cía in UK architecture acquisition

UK architecture company Building Design Partnership (BDP) has enlisted Weightmans LLP in Newcastle and Hernández & Cía Abogados in Lima to acquire sports stadium design expert Pattern Design.

29 July 2021

Bronstein Zilberberg and Mattos Filho steer fintech funding round

Brazilian fintech company Blu Pagamentos has hired Bronstein Zilberberg Chueiri & Potenza Advogados to raise 300 million reais (US$58 million) in a funding round led by US investment company Warburg Pincus.

29 July 2021

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