Market: International

VC to target Brazilian agritech

Technology companies working in Brazil’s fruitful agribusiness sector will take centre stage for venture capital funds in 2023, said panellists at Latin Lawyer Live: Mergers & Acquisitions.

09 December 2022

US packaging company wraps up sustainable buy in Mexico

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez SC has helped US packaging company TekniPlex acquire Mexican counterpart Empaques Moldeados de América Tecnologías (Ematec) for US$167 million.

08 December 2022

Brazilian fintech is an evolution, not a revolution

Brazil’s established financial institutions should not feel threatened by emerging fintechs, but regulation will be integral to maintaining competition in the market, according to Eduardo Alcalay, the CEO of Bank of America Brasil.

07 December 2022

Aon acquires Mexican risk management company

US-British financial services group Aon has enlisted Cuatrecasas (Mexico) to acquire Mexican risk management solutions company Evaluación de Riesgos Naturales (ERN).

07 December 2022

Research shows slim improvement to women partner numbers

Featured in Diversity Survey 2022

Female representation in the partnership of Latin Lawyer 250 firms is on the rise, but progress has been sluggish with only a marginal increase reported over the past six years.

06 December 2022

Winston & Strawn stocks up Miami office with Greenberg hire

Winston & Strawn LLP has bolstered its recently opened Miami office by hiring an of counsel from Greenberg Traurig LLP to its banking and finance practice.

05 December 2022

Ecuador’s first metro goes full steam ahead

Flor Bustamante Pizarro & Hurtado has helped a consortium made up of French public transport business Transdev and Colombia’s Metro de Medellín win the rights to operate Ecuador’s first metro line, a deal worth US$186 million.

05 December 2022

Banco Popular in Honduras gets new investors

BLP (Honduras) has helped Amsterdam-headquartered investor Triple Jump and Belgian counterpart Incofin acquire a majority stake in Honduran finance group Banco Popular.

05 December 2022

KKR reduces stake in LatAm education group Laureate

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York has helped US private equity group KKR divest shares in Latin American-focused university operator Laureate Education through a US$309 million secondary share offering.

02 December 2022

Peru’s evidence in Odebrecht cases leads to rift with Brazil

Brazilian prosecutors have reportedly suspended cooperation with Peru on high-profile corruption investigations because of concerns about the state’s use of evidence in arbitrations relating to Odebrecht projects.

02 December 2022

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