Market: Colombia

Colombian delivery start-up gets third funding round

A group of investors, led by the Inter-American Investment Corporation, Colony Latam partners and IDC Ventures, have enlisted Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá to inject US$50 million in Colombian grocery delivery company Merqueo.

13 August 2021

I Squared Capital buys Colombian port assets from Southern Cross

US investment fund I Squared Capital has enlisted Garrigues (Colombia) to acquire local port assets from one of Latin America’s biggest private equity funds, Southern Cross.

13 August 2021

French business solution company buys Colombian counterpart

French business solutions provider Webhelp has enlisted five offices of Latham & Watkins LLP, several offices of Central American law firm Arias, Mexican firm González Calvillo, SC and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá to acquire Colombia’s OneLink.

11 August 2021

Enel Américas and Grupo Energía Bogotá join forces in Colombia

Garrigues (Colombia) has helped regional energy group Enel Américas launch a Colombian electricity supplier through a merger agreement with Grupo Energía Bogotá (GEB), worth US$673 million.

10 August 2021

Colombian firm in US oil drilling acquisition

US drilling company Patterson-UTI Energy has hired four Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP offices and Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas in Bogotá to acquire US counterpart Pioneer Energy Services, including its operations in Colombia, in a deal worth US$295 million.

10 August 2021

Latin American lender seeks Chapter 11 asset sales

A Latin American finance group is looking to sell off its Colombian business through Chapter 11 proceedings in Delaware, blaming debt defaults on accounting errors at its Mexican arm.

09 August 2021

Multiple firms steer Lumen’s US$2.7 billion LatAm business sale

US private equity company Stonepeak has enlisted Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Palo Alto as lead international counsel to buy Lumen Technologies’ Latin American business for US$2.7 billion.

05 August 2021

Holland & Knight and Thompson & Knight finalise merger

US law firms Holland & Knight LLP and Thompson & Knight LLP have completed their tie-up – a move that substantially boosts the combined firm’s presence in Mexico.

04 August 2021

KKR and Telefónica set up Colombian fibre optic project

US investor KKR has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in Houston and Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá to pay US$500 million for a majority stake in Telefónica Colombia’s fibre optic network, through which the two companies will establish the country’s first wholesale digital infrastructure venture.

04 August 2021

Several firms in cross-border water merger

UK company Waterlogic has enlisted Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in London and New York, DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán in Bogotá, NLD Abogados in Santiago and McConnell Valdés LLC in San Juan to acquire Quality Water Service’s (QWS) operations in Chile, Colombia and Puerto Rico.

03 August 2021

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