Work Area: M&A

Gouvea Vieira law firm retained by leading international electrical company

On 24 August, 2000 it was announced that Spain's Endesa had successfully completed its tender offer of Brazilian distribution company Companhia de Electricidade do Rio do Janeiro (CERJ)

24 August 2000

Tozzini, Freire retained by Israel's largest agro-chemicals producer

The deal which closed on August 15, 2000 expands Makhteshim-Agan Industries Ltd's holdings in the Brazilian market with the purchase of the minority shares of its daughter company Milenia.

15 August 2000

Decision on competition matters

On August 14, 2000 the Comisión de Defensa de la Competencia issued a decision that has finally clarified who must file the petition for approval of a merger or acquisition in Argentina.

14 August 2000

Arnold & Porter, Skadden Arps and Mintz Levin in AOL transaction

The transaction with Brazilian Bank, Banco Itaú, which closed on August 11, 2000 marks AOL-LA's largest strategic transaction to date.

11 August 2000

Beccar Varela and Vieira de Almeida retained in Mercosur venture

The two firms acted in the forging of a strategic alliance between Portugal Telecom, Unibanco and Banco Galicia announced on August 1, 2000.

01 August 2000

Acquisition of Aguas Cordillera by Emos approved

On July 20 the Antitrust Commission approved the sale of Aguas Cordillera, the waterworks subsidiary of Enersis, itself a subsidiary of Spain's Endesa, to Emos for US$185 million.

20 July 2000

Celumovil acquires 100 per cent of issues and outstanding shares of Cocelco

The transaction, completed on July 17, gives Celumovil, recently acquired by US-based BellSouth, the first nationwide cellular footprint in Colombia.

17 July 2000

UK water company expands Latin American base

Law firm Del Rio, Morgan Peralta & Toro advised Anglian Water in its June 30, 2000 acquisition of Aguas Puerto.

30 June 2000

Banco General SA completes merger with Bancomer

On June 30 the integration of Banco Comercial de Panamá (Bancomer) and Banco General was completed, creating Central America's largest bank.

30 June 2000

Crestar acquires CMS Oil & Gas LDC

The US$95.8 million deal closed on June 30 with the purchase of CMS Oil and Gas Company's Ecuadorian subsidiary by the Canadian oil and gas producer.

30 June 2000

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