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Chile taps international market with US$2.1 billion social bonds

Linklaters in New York and Morales & Besa in Santiago have helped the Republic of Chile issue US$2.1 billion worth of social bonds in separate euro and US dollar-denominated tranches.

04 October 2021

Several firms in Chilean ENAP’s debt issuance

Chilean state-owned oil company Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP) has relied on Shearman & Sterling LLP in Houston and New York and Garrigues (Chile) to make an international bond issuance worth US$560 million.

28 September 2021

US investor GIP gets acquisition financing for Chilean renewables

Latham & Watkins LLP in New York and Washington, DC has helped an investment vehicle of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) obtain a US$340 million loan to fund its purchase of a minority stake in Chilean power company AES Andes’ renewables portfolio.

12 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

Mainstream gets project finance for renewables in Chile

Milbank in New York and Carey in Santiago have helped Irish company Mainstream Renewable Power obtain a US$178 million loan to complete a wind and solar project in Chile.

02 August 2021

Familiar firms reunite for Chilean sovereign social bond

The Republic of Chile has hired Linklaters in New York and local law firm Morales & Besa to raise 1.5 trillion pesos (US$2 billion) in a sovereign social bond issuance.

16 July 2021

Morales & Besa appoints capital markets partner

Morales & Besa has promoted one lawyer to partner, strengthening its capital markets department.

06 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

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

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