Work Area: Private Equity/Investment management

Demarest disrupts market with new start-up initiative

Latin Lawyer Elite firm Demarest Advogados has launched a new initiative to offer tailored legal advice and flexible fees to Brazilian start-ups, supported by a local crowdfunding platform.

26 July 2021

Brazilian finance start-up Will Bank gets capital increase

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Brazilian investors XP and Atmos Capital lead a 250 million reais (US$50 million) funding round in local finance start-up Will Bank.

19 July 2021

Bus travel start-up lands investment in Brazil

Global private equity platform LGT Lightrock has hired Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados in São Paulo to lead a 700 million reais (US$138 million) investment in Brazilian travel app Buser.

02 July 2021

Insurtech start-up Betterfly gets new funding in Chile

US firm Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP has helped Chilean purpose-driven benefit platform Betterfly raise US$60 million in a funding round.

30 June 2021

Chilean biotech company lands equity investment

Chilean biotechnology company Phage Technologies has relied on Carey in Santiago to raise US$30 million in an equity financing round.

30 June 2021

Advent invests US$400 million in Brazil’s Ebanx

US private equity firm Advent International has relied on Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Palo Alto and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo to invest US$400 million in Brazilian payment company Ebanx.

24 June 2021

US$4.1 billion waste management buy calls on Cuatrecasas

US investment group Platinum Equity has called on Cuatrecasas in Madrid, Lisbon, Bogotá, Mexico City and Santiago to acquire Spain’s Urbaser – one of the world’s largest environmental services companies – for 3.5 billion euros (US$4.1 billion).

21 June 2021

Davis Polk in Nubank’s US$750 million funding round

Brazil's Nubank, the world’s largest digital bank, has hired Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and Northern California to raise US$750 million in a funding round extension.

21 June 2021

Brazil's Afya spends US$132 million on medical university

Brazil’s Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has advised local medical education group Afya in the acquisition of a medical university in Rio de Janeiro for 700 million reais (US$132 million).

18 June 2021

Brazil's QuintoAndar eyes up Mexico after US$300 million injection

Brazilian law firm Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados has helped US venture capital group Ribbit lead a US$300 million funding round in Brazilian real estate start-up QuintoAndar.

16 June 2021

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