Market: International

US-Spain private equity financing calls on Peruvian firms

Hogan Lovells LLP in Madrid and Miranda & Amado Abogados in Lima have helped a vehicle of US private equity company ACON Investments get a loan to fund its acquisition of a majority stake in Spanish canned vegetables distributor Sola de Antequera (Alsur).

09 April 2021

Morgan Lewis hires LatAm partner from Hunton Andrews Kurth

US law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has added a Latin America-focused insurance partner in Washington, DC by hiring from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.

08 April 2021

CMPC issues Chile’s first sustainability-linked bonds

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has helped paper company Inversiones CMPC become the first Chilean company to issue sustainability-linked bonds, raising US$500 million.

08 April 2021

Ecuador faces second arbitration over Amazon oil projects

An Argentine-owned energy company is bringing a United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) claim against Ecuador over the termination of contracts to exploit Amazonian oil projects, a dispute that has already given rise to a US$515 million award against the state.

08 April 2021

Four firms help Bracell to US$980 million pulp financing

White & Case LLP in London and Beijing and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo have helped pulp producer Bracell get a US$980 million financing to expand a mill in Brazil.

31 March 2021

Santander targets total ownership of Mexican unit

Spain’s Banco Santander is launching a bid to reacquire the remaining stake in the Mexican unit it sold almost a decade ago.

31 March 2021

Morrison & Foerster helps LatAm start-up raise US$80 million

Morrison & Foerster in New York and Miami has helped Cayman Islands-based finance start-up Volpe Capital raise US$80 million in the first financing round for the group’s private equity fund, which is focused on Latin American tech investments.

31 March 2021

BMA steers Brazilian fintech investment

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has helped Brazilian fintech Vórtx raise US$35 million in a Series B funding round led by US technology investor FTV Capital.

31 March 2021

Five firms help Azul transfer aircraft to US airline

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw in New York and Nantes Mello Advogados in São Paulo have helped Brazilian low-cost airline Azul transfer two Embraer aircraft to US counterpart Breeze.

30 March 2021

Rodrigo Elías in cross-border industrial services acquisition

Honigman LLP in New York and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima have helped US private equity company Center Rock Capital Partners acquire Flanders Electric Motor Service, giving it assets in several Latin American countries.

30 March 2021

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