Work Area: Private Equity/Investment management

US funds buy Brazilian edtech convertible bonds

Brazilian education technology company Arco has hired Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in São Paulo and New York to issue US$150 million worth of convertible notes.

13 December 2021

Goldman Sachs injects US$275 million into LatAm-focused Diesco

Multinational Grupo Diesco has hired Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá, Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández in Santo Domingo and Wakefield Quin in Bermuda to obtain a US$275 million investment from Goldman Sachs.

08 December 2021

D'Empaire and González Cisneros in Venezuelan ride-hailing deal

Venezuelan investment company Grupo Fivenca has hired D'Empaire to buy a stake in Caracas-based Ridery, the country’s largest ride-hailing company.

02 December 2021

Carlyle ups stake in Brazilian restaurant chain Madero

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York has helped US private equity group Carlyle increase its existing stake in Brazilian fast-food chain Madero in a deal worth 300 million reais (US$54 million).

29 November 2021

Prieto promotes three lawyers to counsel

Highly Recommended Chilean firm Prieto has promoted three lawyers to counsel, strengthening its banking and finance, investment funds and administrative litigation practices.

26 November 2021

Barros & Errázuriz and Carey steer food distributor acquisition

Brazilian asset manager IG4 Capital has hired Barros & Errázuriz Abogados to enter into a joint venture with Santiago-based real estate company Inversiones Gibraltar and acquire a stake in its subsidiary, food distributor Adelco, worth US$114 million.

26 November 2021

Mattos Filho and KLA see through Brazilian ophthalmology JV

Brazilian investment manager XP and São Paulo-based ophthalmology network Grupo H.Olhos have hired Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and KLA Advogados, respectively, to form a joint venture.

22 November 2021

Chilean real estate start-up Houm gets funding round

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile) has helped Silicon Valley-based venture capital group Goodwater Capital inject US$35 million in local property technology start-up Houm.

19 November 2021

Three firms steer Mexico’s first GP-led fund restructuring

Mexican private equity fund EMX Capital has enlisted Covington & Burling LLP in New York and local firm Ritch Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. to carry out Mexico’s first general partner (GP)-led secondary fund restructuring.

18 November 2021

Softbank invests in Brazilian banking and payments platform

Demarest Advogados in São Paulo has advised Japan’s Softbank as one of the lead investors in a US$108 million funding round for Brazilian banking and payments technology platform Pismo.

05 November 2021

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