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Brazil’s M Dias Branco buys organic food group and enters JV

Brazilian food producer M Dias Branco has hired Lefosse, Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Demarest Advogados to carry out two separate transactions in the space of a few days.

28 June 2022

Brazil’s Eneva inks second power plant buy in a week

Lefosse has helped Brazilian electricity group Eneva purchase a gas-fired thermal power plant from the local branch of Italian energy company Enel for 467 million reais (US$96 million).

21 June 2022

Brazil privatises Eletrobras

Brazilian state-owned development bank BNDES has hired Shearman & Sterling LLP in São Paulo and New York and local firms Lefosse and Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown to reduce its stake in Eletrobras through a 33.7 billion reais (US$6.9 billion) offering – the largest Brazilian privatisation in two decades.

20 June 2022

Education group makes first debenture offer in Brazil

Brazilian educational group Vitru has enlisted Lefosse to raise 1.95 billion reais (US$394 million) in its first-ever issuance of debentures.

09 June 2022

Pinheiro Guimarães bolsters project finance practice with hire

Pinheiro Guimarães has hired a partner from Brazilian Elite firm Lefosse to strengthen its project development and finance practice.

01 June 2022

TozziniFreire partner joins Lefosse

Lefosse has bolstered its tax offering by hiring a partner from fellow Brazilian Elite firm TozziniFreire Advogados, marking its eleventh partner appointment since the start of the year.

25 May 2022

Mercuria funds Seacrest’s Brazilian oil asset acquisitions

Multinational energy group Mercuria has turned to Herbert Smith Freehills in London, two offices of Brazilian firm Lefosse and Ferrere (Uruguay) to make debt and minority equity investments in Bermudan private equity manager Seacrest.

25 May 2022

Avianca and GOL combine operations

The controlling shareholder of GOL has hired Lefosse and Vinicius Marques de Carvalho Advogados – VMCA to sign a deal that sees the Brazilian airline enter into an agreement with Colombian counterpart Avianca to combine their operations under a single holding structure.

19 May 2022

Cemig calls on Lefosse to sell stake in Renova

Brazilian power company Cemig has enlisted Lefosse to sell its entire stake in renewable energy producer Renova to AP Energias Renovaveis for US$60 million.

18 May 2022

Uruguay’s Arcos Dorados issues sustainability-linked bonds

Arcos Dorados, the world’s largest operator of McDonald’s restaurants, has enlisted Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York, Lefosse in São Paulo and Ritch Mueller y Nicolau, SC in Mexico City to issue sustainability-linked notes worth US$350 million.

13 May 2022

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