José María Eyzaguirre García de la Huerta in our news

US investor gets financing for Chilean gas purchase

Three White & Case LLP offices and Garrigues (Chile) have helped US energy investor Arroyo obtain a US$335 million acquisition financing for the purchase of Chilean gas company Gasmar.

17 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

State Grid completes US$3 billion purchase of Chile’s CGE

Chinese power company State Grid has relied on Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in Beijing and Claro y Cía in Santiago to complete its 2.6 billion euros (US$3 billion) acquisition of Spanish counterpart Naturgy’s stake in Chilean transmission group Compañía General de Electricidad (CGE).

30 July 2021

Several firms in Brazil-Chile waste management acquisition

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo and Carey in Santiago have helped Brazilian environmental management company Ambipar purchase Chilean counterpart Disal and its subsidiary Suantras for a combined US$179 million.

23 July 2021

Heineken subsidiary increases stake in Chilean brewer

Milbank in New York and Claro & Cía in Santiago have helped Chilean investment group Inversiones y Rentas (IRSA) – owned by Chilean conglomerate Quiñenco and the local subsidiary of Heineken – launch a tender offer to pay up to US$151 million to increase its stake in beverage business Compañía Cervecerías Unidas (CCU).

06 July 2021

Chile’s BCI launches online payment venture, buys Pago Fácil

A slew of Chilean firms and a Peruvian outfit have helped US financial services group EVO Payments enter a tie-up with Chile’s Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (BCI), with the pair launching an online payment venture that includes fintech Pago Fácil.

24 June 2021

Chilean firms help real estate group to capital increase

Chilean firm Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has helped local real estate network Red Megacentro get a capital increase worth US$105 million by selling shares to a local investment fund.

17 June 2021

Deal of the Year Winner: Banking & Finance

When the covid-19 pandemic grounded the global travel industry, the subsequent financial strain caused Latin American aviation companies to drop off the radar one by one. Regional aviation group LATAM Airlines obtained a US$2.45 billion DIP financing from a group of international shareholders, creditors and lenders several months after the airline filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in New York in May 2020. This lifeline wins the banking & finance category of our Deal of the Year Awards.

24 May 2021

Deal of the Year Winner: Project Finance (Energy)

The combined project bond issuance and bank debt package was one of Latin America’s largest power project financings in 2020 and occurred over two concurrent cross-border transactions. The company’s multijurisdictional activities required the coordination of law firms in the US, Spain, Chile, Colombia and Panama. It is our energy project finance Deal of the Year.

24 May 2021

Deal of the Year Winner: Private M&A

Uber completed its US$459 million acquisition of Chilean grocery delivery start-up Cornershop after more than a year of back and forth with local regulators amid the covid-19 pandemic. The acquisition faced regulatory challenges in Chile and Mexico, while the substantial price tag for a controlling stake in a Latin American start-up also stands out. The deal is our private M&A Deal of the Year.

21 May 2021

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