Work Area: Private Equity/Investment management

Brazil’s Neon becomes unicorn after US$300 million Series D round

Brazilian fintech start-up Neon has hired Clifford Chance LLP in São Paulo to raise US$300 million in a Series D funding round, which was led by BBVA.

24 February 2022

Basila and Ritch Mueller steer Mexican CKD offering

Basila Abogados has helped Mexican private equity group Fortem Capital structure a CKD trust, which raised 1.83 billion pesos (US$89 million) in its first offering.

23 February 2022

Several LatAm firms in UK-Spain tech consulting acquisition

London-headquartered private equity group A&M Capital has hired several Latin American firms to acquire a majority stake in Spanish technology consulting company Ayesa.

23 February 2022

Advent injects US$262 million into Brazilian construction group

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has helped US private equity group Advent International acquire a minority stake in Brazilian construction manufacturer Tigre for US$262 million.

22 February 2022

Brazil’s GOL scores American Airlines investment

Six offices of Latham & Watkins LLP and Brazilian firms Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Levy & Salomão Advogados have helped American Airlines invest US$200 million in Brazilian counterpart GOL in return for a minority stake.

22 February 2022

US private equity group snaps up LatAm chemical assets

Three offices of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Brazilian firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Peru) have helped US private equity group Lone Star Funds acquire Belgium-headquartered chemical distribution company Manuchar, giving it businesses in several Latin American countries.

22 February 2022

Brazilian human resources start-up gets landmark investment

Start-up Gupy has enlisted Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados in São Paulo to raise 500 million reais (US$93 million) in the largest funding round in the Brazilian digital human resources sector.

14 February 2022

SoftBank feeds US$48 million to Colombian pet e-commerce group

Cuatrecasas (Colombia) has helped local pet supplies e-commerce platform Laika raise US$48 million in a Series B funding round led by SoftBank’s Latin America fund.

14 February 2022

Creditas hits US$4.8 billion valuation with more SoftBank funds

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in Palo Alto, São Paulo and New York has helped Creditas raise US$260 million in a funding round led by SoftBank, taking the Brazilian fintech start-up's valuation to US$4.8 billion.

10 February 2022

Chilean fintech obtains additional US$80 million investment

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP in Silicon Valley and San Francisco has helped Chilean financial technology start-up Xepelin raise US$80 million in a financing round led by US investor Community Investment Management (CIM), less than a year after its previous investment.

04 February 2022

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