Market: Brazil

Nubank acquires Palo Alto AI business in run-up to IPO

Brazil’s Nubank, the world’s largest digital bank, has enlisted four offices of US firm K&L Gates LLP and Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados in São Paulo to acquire Palo Alto-based artificial intelligence company Olivia.

30 November 2021

Brazil's Omie buys fintech and gets Chinese investment

Several firms have advised on Brazilian software company Omie’s acquisition of digital bank Linker and capital increase from Chinese investor Tencent, which was an extension of an investment round in August.

30 November 2021

AEGEA raises US$1.6 billion to fund Rio water concessions

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Brazilian water company AEGEA Saneamento issue 7.8 billion reais (US$1.6 billion) worth of debentures to fund expenses related to two water concessions in Rio de Janeiro.

30 November 2021

LatAm firms in US$15 billion global data centre buy

US investors KKR and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) have hired six offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York and Washington, DC and 14 offices of international firm Dentons to acquire 50 data centres around the world for some US$15 billion, including assets in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

29 November 2021

Carlyle ups stake in Brazilian restaurant chain Madero

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York has helped US private equity group Carlyle increase its existing stake in Brazilian fast-food chain Madero in a deal worth 300 million reais (US$54 million).

29 November 2021

Machado Meyer and Cescon Barrieu steer motorway financing

Machado Meyer Advogados has helped Brazilian road concessionaire Autopista Litoral Sul raise 2 billion reais (US$367 million) by issuing debentures.

29 November 2021

Several firms in cross-border solar deal

US solar power developer Array Technologies, owned by investment fund Blackstone, has hired four offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, three Cuatrecasas offices and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo to acquire Spanish solar panel manufacturer Soluciones Técnicas Integrales Norland (STI Norland) and its Brazilian, Chilean and Mexican operations for 570 million euros (US$498 million).

26 November 2021

Barros & Errázuriz and Carey steer food distributor acquisition

Brazilian asset manager IG4 Capital has hired Barros & Errázuriz Abogados to enter into a joint venture with Santiago-based real estate company Inversiones Gibraltar and acquire a stake in its subsidiary, food distributor Adelco, worth US$114 million.

26 November 2021

Brazilian port agrees asset sale to Cosan subsidiary

Brazil’s São Luís Port Company, a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), has hired Stocche Forbes to agree the final leg of the port's sale to local energy group Atlântico, in a deal worth 720 million reais (US$128 million) in total.

26 November 2021

Competition partners foresee greater scrutiny of e-commerce and fintech deals

Latin American competition authorities refuse to be shaken by the covid-19 pandemic and are stepping up their scrutiny of the region’s fast-growing e-commerce and digital banking sectors, said speakers at a Latin Lawyer webinar earlier this week.

25 November 2021

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