Market: Colombia

The Latin American M&A Market from an ESG Perspective

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Even ahead of regulation, ESG is generally considered both a driver of value in M&A and a means of reducing risks associated with post-acquisition operations. Although Latin America lags behind other regions in adopting ESG practices, Latin American companies are increasingly working to improve ESG standards.

31 October 2023

Privatisations in Colombia and M&A Transactions with Government Entities

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The fiscal deficit resulting from the pandemic is expected to drive the trend of privatisations and M&A with government entities, particularly in jurisdictions with conservative or neoliberal governments. Fully understanding the complexities and having a grasp of the main issues is paramount for M&A practitioners.

31 October 2023

Colombian IP boutique adds five partners

Colombian intellectual property boutique OlarteMoure has promoted five directors to its senior rank, appointments that almost double the firm’s partner total.

27 October 2023

Latin America is a fertile environment for entrepreneurs

Latin American fintech regulations – or lack thereof in some jurisdictions – have created a breeding ground for start-ups and entrepreneurs. Now, fintech companies are looking to consolidate their regional presence with the help of capital injections, said panellists at Latin Lawyer Live: Private Equity in New York last week.

20 October 2023

Canada’s Mitel expands LatAm footprint with cross-border buy

Canadian telecoms company Mitel has hired several international and Latin American firms to acquire Unify, the communications arm of France-headquartered IT company Atos Group.

20 October 2023

Mexican investor snaps up Colombian pharma assets

Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá and DíazIgareda in Guadalajara have helped Mexican investor JC & Holding acquire Colombian pharmaceutical services company Farmalógica.

13 October 2023

Deal Tracker: Which partners were the busiest in Q1 & Q2 2023?

In our most recent Deal Tracker Report, Latin Lawyer reveals which law firm partners across Latin America worked on the most transactions in the first half of the year.

11 October 2023

Several firms in Colombia-Germany logistics buy

Several firms have helped German logistics company Rhenus acquire Colombian counterpart BLU Logistics, a deal that includes the target’s operations in Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and Uruguay.

09 October 2023

Colombian miner divests Argentine gold assets to US buyer

Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cía SC in Madrid has helped US-based company Eris purchase the Argentine subsidiary of Colombian mining group Mineros in a deal worth US$41 million.

09 October 2023

Ex-PPU partner becomes chair of Affinitas

Chilean lawyer Marcelo Armas, a former partner and co-chair of regional law firm Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, has become the new chair of Affinitas, an alliance of four Elite firms from the Pacific Alliance countries.

28 September 2023

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