Work Area: M&A

Argentina's Perez Alati advises in cross-border stock acquisition

The transaction closed on October 31, 2000 with the Holbah Merchant Company Ltd and Grupo Bapro SA acquiring 55 per cent of the Previnter companies from AIG and Banco Bansud.

31 October 2000

Guerrero Olivos and Cariola close Chile's biggest transaction of the year

The transaction, which closed on October 23, involved the acquisition of Transelec, a Chilean electricity transmission company, by Canada's Hydro-Québec for US$1.076 billion.

23 October 2000

Argentine and Uruguayan firms advise in cross-border stock acquisition.

M & M Bomchil and Bado Kuster advised paper producer Fanapel in a stock purchase agreement which was signed in New York on October 20, 2000.

20 October 2000

Iron and steel company's share offer consolidated

Caracas's d'Empaire Reyna advised BBO in its US$116 million public share offer to obtain control of Consolidated, a subsidiary of Sivensa, which was advised by Rodríguez & Mendoza.

17 October 2000

Marval, O'Farrell in brewery transaction with Brazilian and Uruguayan firms

On October 13 2000, France's Groupe Danone and the world's number three brewer, Brazilian Ambev (Brahma and Antartica), took control of Uruguay's Compañía Salus.

13 October 2000

Grasty Quintana and Morales, Noguera in water utility transaction

UK's Thames Water was officially awarded the bid for 42 per cent of Essbio the Chilean state water company in the eighth region before the October 6 2000 deadline.

06 October 2000

King & Spalding and Berkemeyer Abogados advise Coca-Cola

The law firms advised in the sale of Paraguayan drinks unit (Paresa) by Luxembourg-based Quilmes which was announced on October 3, 2000.

03 October 2000

Mexican and US cement producers merge

Skadden Arps and Bracewell & Patterson advised in the acquisition of Southdown by Cemex that was announced on September 29, 2000.

29 September 2000

Cleary Gottlieb, Davis Polk and Santamarina y Steta in financial services transaction

The firms are advising in a transaction between Aetna International Inc and Grupo Financiero BBVA Bancomer (GFBB) that was announced on September 19, 2000.

19 September 2000

Injunction lifted allowing the sale of Brazilian telecommunications company

Lawyers from the firms Machado Meyer, Pinheiro Neto, Barbosa Müssnich, Azevedo Sette, Pedro Gordilho and Wald e Associados advised in the US$800 million transaction which involved several regulatory and legal issues, concluding on August 30, 2000.

30 August 2000

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