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KKR snaps up Mexican assets in US$3.4 billion Sempra deal

Five Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP offices and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC in Mexico City have helped private equity group KKR buy a minority stake in US energy company Sempra’s newly launched infrastructure business for US$3.4 billion, giving it a share in Mexican energy business IEnova.

12 April 2021

Ex-White & Case lawyer joins Hernández & Cía as arbitration partner

Peruvian firm Hernández & Cía Abogados has strengthened its arbitration practice by hiring a former international associate of White & Case LLP as partner and co-head of the department.

12 April 2021

Argentine power provider enters Chapter 11

Power plant operator Stoneway Capital Corporation has applied for Chapter 11 protection in the US and is likely to abandon its Canadian restructuring, after environmental claims filed against it in Argentina prevented the extension of a standstill agreement with creditors.

12 April 2021

Trench Rossi and Veirano steer Accenture investment in Brazil

The Brazilian subsidiary of global consulting business Accenture has hired Trench Rossi Watanabe to acquire local consulting and engineering company Pollux.

12 April 2021

Guyer & Regules and Posadas, Posadas & Vecino help settle agribusiness litigation in Uruguay

Guyer & Regules has helped German chemical company BASF and its Uruguayan subsidiary settle a litigation case with local agribusiness company Solaris regarding the termination of distribution contracts.

12 April 2021

Stocche Forbes, Ulhôa Canto and Machado Meyer in CEEE-D privatisation

Stocche Forbes Advogados and Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados have helped Brazilian power company Equatorial Energia acquire state-run electricity distributor Companhia Estadual de Distribuicao de Energia Eletrica (CEEE-D) and assume its 7 billion reais (US$1.2 billion) debt pile, in one of Brazil’s latest privatisations.

09 April 2021

Brazilian firms in US health consultancy acquisition

Latham & Watkins LLP in New York and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo have helped US health information and technology company Cerner acquire healthcare consultancy Kantar Health for US$375 million, handing it assets in Brazil.

09 April 2021

Sidley Austin and Mattos Filho set up Vinci Partners impact fund

Three Sidley Austin LLP offices and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo have helped Brazilian private equity company Vinci Partners structure an impact fund and help it raise 1 billion reais (US$179 million).

09 April 2021

Nicaraguan avocado dispute ripens at ICSID

A US company has filed a US$590 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Nicaragua over its investment in an avocado plantation that was allegedly destroyed by armed paramilitary forces.

09 April 2021

US-Spain private equity financing calls on Peruvian firms

Hogan Lovells LLP in Madrid and Miranda & Amado Abogados in Lima have helped a vehicle of US private equity company ACON Investments get a loan to fund its acquisition of a majority stake in Spanish canned vegetables distributor Sola de Antequera (Alsur).

09 April 2021

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