Market: Colombia

Bogotá begins metro construction with US$179 million financing

Cuatrecasas (Colombia) has helped the concessionaire of Bogotá’s first metro line obtain a 678 billion pesos (US$179 million) bridge financing to fund the pre-construction of the public transport project.

09 December 2021

Goldman Sachs injects US$275 million into LatAm-focused Diesco

Multinational Grupo Diesco has hired Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá, Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández in Santo Domingo and Wakefield Quin in Bermuda to obtain a US$275 million investment from Goldman Sachs.

08 December 2021

Colombian toll road project gets financing

Garrigues (Colombia) has helped a local toll road concessionaire obtain a 458 billion pesos (US$117 million) financing.

07 December 2021

Garrigues appoints partner in Colombia

Highly Recommended firm Garrigues (Colombia) has promoted a counsel to partner in Bogotá, strengthening its project finance group.

06 December 2021

Dentons Cardenas and Posse Herrera in Unilever plant-based factory sale

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas has helped the world’s largest plant-based product company, Upfield, acquire a factory in Colombia from UK consumer goods group Unilever.

30 November 2021

Colombian gold miner makes dual IPO in Toronto and Bogotá

Gowling WLG LLP in Canada and DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán in Bogotá have helped Medellín-based gold mining company Mineros launch a dual initial public offering in Toronto and Bogotá, raising a total of US$31.5 million.

29 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

Bus concessionaires in Bogotá issue sustainable bonds

Baker McKenzie LLP offices in the US and Bogotá have helped three Colombian bus concessionaires raise US$126 million in a sustainable bond offering to fund the purchase of new public transport vehicles.

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

Ecopetrol launches US$2 billion debt tap and shelf offering

Colombia’s largest oil company Ecopetrol has enlisted Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and local firm Brigard Urrutia to make a US$2 billion debt issuance.

16 November 2021

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