Market: Brazil

Brazilian firms steer US$97 million Mercado Livre offering

Machado Meyer Advogados has helped Mercado Envios, the shipping arm of Brazilian e-commerce company Mercado Livre, issue 500 million reais (US$97 million) worth of real estate receivables certificates.

27 September 2022

PE lawyers gather in New York to discuss latest LatAm trends

Regional uncertainty and geopolitical events are breeding opportunities for private equity investment in Latin America, according to speakers at Latin Lawyer Live: Private Equity held in New York last week.

26 September 2022

Cescon Barrieu replenishes Canadian offering

Brazilian Elite firm Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has added to its Canadian offering by hiring an in-house environmental lawyer as of counsel.

26 September 2022

Italian electronics manufacturer makes first Brazilian buy

Machado Meyer Advogados has helped Italian weighing systems manufacturer Dinamica Generale buy a minority stake in Brazilian counterpart Weightech – its first acquisition in the country.

26 September 2022

Itaúsa and Votorantim invest in CCR

Brazilian investors Itaúsa and Votorantim have turned to Machado Meyer Advogados to acquire a stake in local infrastructure group CCR from conglomerate Andrade Gutierrez for 4.1 billion reais (US$760 million).

23 September 2022

French insurer acquires Brazilian assets

French insurance group CNP Assurances has hired the São Paulo offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Mattos Filho to purchase five insurance companies from Brazil’s Caixa Seguridade and Icatu for 907 million reais (US$178 million).

23 September 2022

Pinheiro Neto and Mattos Filho steer UK distributor’s PPE buy

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has helped a Brazilian subsidiary of UK distributor Bunzl acquire personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier Corsul Group.

23 September 2022

Veirano stars in Brazilian natural parks auction

Veirano Advogados has helped Brazilian consortium Novo Caracol place a winning US$150 million bid for the concession of the Caracol and Tainhas natural parks in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.

23 September 2022

Engie sells thermoelectric plant to Brazilian investors

Brazilian investors Perfin and Starboard have hired Mattos Filho and Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper, respectively, to jointly acquire a local thermoelectric plant for 2.2 billion reais (US$429 million) from Engie Brasil.

22 September 2022

Goulart Penteado appoints labour head with hire

A Demarest Advogados lawyer has moved to Goulart Penteado Advogados, strengthening the Brazilian disputes firm's labour department as partner and practice head.

22 September 2022

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