Work Area: Private Equity/Investment management

SoftBank investment gives Brazilian start-up unicorn status

Brazilian facial recognition start-up Unico has hired local firm Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados to get a 629 million reais (US$121 million) investment, making it one of the country’s newest unicorns with a market value exceeding US$1 billion.

19 August 2021

General Atlantic invests in Latin American education platform

US investor General Atlantic has turned to Mexican firm Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza & Enríquez, SC and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría in Bogotá and Lima to inject US$70 million into regional education technology platform Crehana.

19 August 2021

Brazilian financial services platform Omie gets funding round

Brazilian financial management platform Omiexperience (Omie) has relied on Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto, Foley & Lardner LLP in San Francisco, Brazilian law firm Machado Meyer Advogados and Conyers Dill & Pearman LLP in the Cayman Islands to raise 580 million reais (US$112 million) in an investment round.

18 August 2021

Uruguayan retailer granted IDB Invest financing

IDB Invest has hired Clifford Chance LLP in Washington, DC and Ferrere (Uruguay) to provide a US$45 million financing to local retailer Ta-Ta.

16 August 2021

Colombian delivery start-up gets third funding round

A group of investors, led by the Inter-American Investment Corporation, Colony Latam partners and IDC Ventures, have enlisted Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá to inject US$50 million in Colombian grocery delivery company Merqueo.

13 August 2021

IDB backs innovative warehouse credit line for SMEs in Chile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in Washington, DC and Garrigues (Chile) have helped IDB Invest lend US$40 million to local private equity fund Sartor MHE for the creation of a warehouse credit line, which will provide funding to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

13 August 2021

AES Andes sells Chilean renewables portfolio to US investor

US investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has relied on Latham & Watkins LLP in New York and Washington, DC and Morales & Besa in Santiago to acquire a minority stake in a subsidiary of Chilean power company AES Andes for US$441 million.

09 August 2021

Chilean start-up gets US$230 million in debt and equity financing

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP in Silicon Valley, Cuatrecasas (Chile) and San Francisco and Guerrero Olivos in Santiago have helped Chilean finance start-up Xepelin raise US$230 million from investors in debt and equity funding rounds.

06 August 2021

SoftBank invests US$200 million in Brazilian crypto exchange

Morrison & Foerster LLP in Miami and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo have helped SoftBank use its Latin American investment fund to inject US$200 million in Brazil's Mercado Bitcoin.

06 August 2021

LatAm-focused partner joins Gibson Dunn from White & Case

US law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has enhanced its private equity offering by hiring Latin America-focused partner Marwan Azzi from White & Case LLP.

05 August 2021

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