Work Area: M&A

Two firms help Portugal’s Galp Energia enter Brazil

Portugal's Galp Energia has turned to Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados to acquire two greenfield solar farms in Brazil from local renewables group Sistemas de Energia Renovável (SER).

24 November 2021

Incentivise private investment to fill infrastructure gap, say panellists

Accelerating infrastructure projects is key for Latin American governments to reactivate their economies following the covid-19 pandemic, but they need to find ways to get private sector companies involved to fund them, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Connect: Project Finance 2021.

23 November 2021

Brazilian tech company Semantix combines with US SPAC

Brazilian data software platform Semantix has hired three offices of US firm Skadden, Arps, Slate & Meagher & Flom LLP and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo to combine with Alpha Capital, a technology-focused special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in New York.

23 November 2021

Bichara and Demarest in US$330 million agribusiness acquisition

Bichara Advogados has helped Terrus, the agribusiness branch of Brazilian poultry company Granja Faria, buy local counterpart IPA from US investment manager Solum Partners for 1.8 billion reais (US$330 million).

22 November 2021

Mattos Filho and KLA see through Brazilian ophthalmology JV

Brazilian investment manager XP and São Paulo-based ophthalmology network Grupo H.Olhos have hired Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and KLA Advogados, respectively, to form a joint venture.

22 November 2021

Marval stars in French-Chinese lithium project in Argentina

Chinese steel group Tsingshan has hired Marval O'Farrell Mairal to buy a minority stake in an Argentine lithium project from French mining company Eramet in exchange for a US$400 million investment commitment.

19 November 2021

Chilean real estate start-up Houm gets funding round

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile) has helped Silicon Valley-based venture capital group Goodwater Capital inject US$35 million in local property technology start-up Houm.

19 November 2021

Banco Itaú calls on Ferrere for Paraguayan insurance merger

Ferrere (Paraguay) has helped Brazil’s Banco Itaú merge with Paraguayan insurer Providencia Sociedad Anónima de Seguros, allowing Itaú to begin insurance operations in its neighbouring country.

19 November 2021

Three firms steer Mexico’s first GP-led fund restructuring

Mexican private equity fund EMX Capital has enlisted Covington & Burling LLP in New York and local firm Ritch Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. to carry out Mexico’s first general partner (GP)-led secondary fund restructuring.

18 November 2021

Vale sells stake in US fertiliser Mosaic

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and São Paulo has helped Brazilian iron and nickel giant Vale sell its entire stake in US fertiliser producer Mosaic for nearly US$1.3 billion.

18 November 2021

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