Work Area: M&A

Telefónica and CDPQ launch Brazilian fibre-optic wholesaler

Brazil’s Lefosse Advogados has helped the local arm of Spain’s Telefónica join forces with Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) to launch a fibre optics wholesale company through an agreement worth 1.8 billion reais (US$306 million).

10 March 2021

Seven Brazilian firms in Heineken-Coca-Cola distribution settlement

Several Brazilian firms have helped The Coca-Cola Company and Dutch brewer Heineken sign a new contract for beer distribution in Brazil, putting an end to an old distribution contract dispute between both parties.

10 March 2021

Holland & Knight hires first DFC general counsel as partner

Holland & Knight LLP has added firepower to its Latin America practice by hiring the former general counsel of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).

08 March 2021

Hapvida and Notre Dame in huge US$21 billion tie-up

Five Brazilian law firms have advised on the 120 billion reais (US$21 billion) merger of local health insurance companies Hapvida and Notre Dame, marking the country’s largest corporate tie-up in more than a decade.

04 March 2021

New Fortress snaps up more energy assets in Brazil

Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped the local subsidiary of US investor New Fortress Energy acquire two thermal power plants in north-eastern Brazil.

04 March 2021

Zang Bergel steers Argentine meat packing sale

Argentina’s Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados has helped agribusiness Cresud sell its shares in local meat packing company Carnes Pampeanas for US$10 million.

04 March 2021

Pinheiro Guimarães and Machado Meyer in forestry JV

Pinheiro Guimarães has helped Brazilian paper company Klabin form a joint venture with investment company Timber XXI to exploit forestry assets in the state of Santa Catarina.

03 March 2021

KKR and Telefónica launch US$1 billion fibre optics venture in Chile

US private equity investor KKR has hired three Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP offices and CMS Carey & Allende in Santiago to pay some US$1 billion for a majority stake in Telefónica Chile’s fibre optic network, through which both companies will launch the country’s first open access wholesale fibre optics venture.

03 March 2021

Pérez Alati helps UBS on Argentine investment banking venture

UBS’s Brazilian joint venture will provide investment banking services in Argentina under a new agreement with a local bank, its first such deal since it was set up in October.

01 March 2021

Intertug completes towage sale to Chile’s SAAM

Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá has helped Colombian towage company Intertug complete the sale of a majority stake in its business, including its Mexican subsidiaries, to Chilean logistics company SAAM for US$50 million.

01 March 2021

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