Private equity

Blackstone buys into regional container terminal operator

US private equity firm Blackstone has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC; Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama City; CMS Carey & Allende in Santiago; Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC in Mexico City and Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá to buy a stake in US investment fund FRS Capital and gain indirect control of a leading Latin American container terminal operator.

Brookfield buys into data centre JV in Brazil

Canadian Brookfield Asset Management has hired White & Case LLP’s New York office and Machado Meyer Advogados in São Paulo to acquire a minority stake in a joint venture from US real estate trust Digital Realty for some US$900 million.