Market: Colombia

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

Cuatrecasas and CMS Carey & Allende in Andean solar purchase

Cuatrecasas in Lima and Bogotá has helped Malaysian energy infrastructure developer Yinson acquire shares in a Colombian solar farm from Chilean renewables developer Verano Capital.

16 November 2021

Landmark Uruguayan tech M&A calls on multiple LatAm firms

US digital consultancy company Perficient has hired PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Buenos Aires, Santiago and Montevideo and Colombian firm CUVAL Abogados to acquire Uruguayan software development business Overactive for US$101 million, obtaining assets in several Latin American jurisdictions.

15 November 2021

Several firms in Colombia’s first long-term renewables loan

Spanish energy platform Matrix Renewables has turned to Latham & Watkins LLP in Washington, DC and New York and Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá to obtain a credit facility from Bancolombia and IDB Invest.

15 November 2021

Avianca set for UK move after Chapter 11 restructuring approval

Latin American airline Avianca has secured court approval of its Chapter 11 restructuring plan in New York, shortly after revealing plans to shift its domicile to the UK.

10 November 2021

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