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Several firms in Brazilian internet provider IPO

Simpson Thacher & Barlett LLP in New York and São Paulo and Brazilian firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados have helped telecommunications company Desktop Sigmanet raise 715 million reais (US$137 million) in an initial public offering on the São Paulo stock exchange.

02 August 2021

Lefosse hires partner from BMA

Brazil’s Lefosse Advogados has added firepower to its tax practice by hiring a partner from fellow Latin Lawyer Elite firm BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão.

30 July 2021

Brazil's Méliuz makes follow-on offering

Paul Hastings LLP in New York and São Paulo and Brazil's Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados have helped local fintech Méliuz raise 1.2 billion reais (US$227 million) in a follow-on offering.

28 July 2021

Brazil’s VTEX hits above target in IPO

Brazilian software company VTEX has enlisted Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and São Paulo and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo to raise US$361 million in an initial public offering on the New York stock exchange.

27 July 2021

Brazilian gym chain Smart Fit launches IPO

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York and São Paulo and Brazilian firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados have helped Latin America’s largest gym chain Smart Fit raise 2.3 billion reais (US$450 million) in an initial public offering on the São Paulo stock exchange, B3.

26 July 2021

Magazine Luiza splurges on super app shopping spree

Brazilian retailer Magazine Luiza has hired Machado Meyer Advogados and TozziniFreire Advogados for several acquisitions to add four start-up and e-commerce companies to its digital app, on one occasion shelling out 3.5 billion reais (US$674 million) in what is understood to be the retailer’s largest acquisition to date.

23 July 2021

DASA continues healthcare shopping spree

Multiple Brazilian law firms have helped out on a series of hospital acquisitions made by local medical company Diagnósticos da América (DASA) in the northeast of the country.

20 July 2021

Court rejects challenge over alleged cyber-attack against J&F

As a Brazilian court lifts a stay on an award in a multibillion-dollar M&A dispute, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Court of Arbitration has rejected a bid to disqualify the entire tribunal based on an alleged cyber-attack.

20 July 2021

Petrobras sells remaining stake in BR Distribuidora

Linklaters in New York and São Paulo and Brazil's Lefosse Advogados have helped local fuel retailer BR Distribuidora in a secondary equity offering worth 11.4 billion reais (US$2.3 billion).

13 July 2021

Lefosse elects new management

Brazil’s Lefosse Advogados has elected Rodrigo Junqueira to replace Carlos Mello as the firm’s managing partner, at the same time it has appointed a new executive committee – including its first female member.

06 July 2021

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