Market: International

Four firms guide Ecopetrol to US$1.2 billion loan in Colombia

Colombian petroleum company Ecopetrol has hired Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and local firm Brigard Urrutia to obtain a US$1.2 billion credit facility.

06 September 2021

Food tech company NotCo becomes Chile's latest unicorn

Chilean vegan food tech company NotCo has relied on three offices of US firm Gunderson Dettmer to raise US$235 million in a funding round, making it Chile’s latest unicorn.

03 September 2021

DLA Piper and Guerrero Olivos in Canada-Chile gold mine financing

Canadian mining company Rio2 has hired four offices of DLA Piper LLP and Guerrero Olivos in Santiago to get a US$135 million financing to develop a gold mine in Chile.

02 September 2021

LatAm firms in Deutsche Post DHL’s buy of ocean freight company

Multinational package delivery company Deutsche Post DHL Group has enlisted German firm Gleiss Lutz and Demarest Advogados in São Paulo to acquire sea freight company JF Hillebrand for 1.5 billion euros (US$1.7 billion), giving it assets in Latin America.

02 September 2021

GIP buys largest private power generator in Mexico

US investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has hired six offices of Latham & Watkins LLP and Mexican firm Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC to acquire Saavi Energía from British counterpart Actis for US$275 million.

01 September 2021

Colombian 4G toll road concessionaire gets refinancing

Paul Hastings LLP in New York and London and Colombian firm Posse Herrera Ruiz have helped a Colombian motorway concessionaire receive US$278 million to refinance existing debt.

01 September 2021

Mexico’s Bancomext makes US$500 million bond offer

Mexican state-owned Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior (Bancomext) has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Galicia Abogados in Mexico City to raise US$500 million in a Tier 2 bond issuance, which was also classified as green debt.

01 September 2021

IDB Invest backs power storage project in El Salvador

Clifford Chance LLP in Washington, DC and Paris and BLP (El Salvador) has helped IDB Invest provide financing to French renewables company Neoen, which will use the funds to acquire two battery energy storage systems in El Salvador.

01 September 2021

Tocumen makes largest company bond offer on Panama’s Latinex

The operator of Panama City’s international airport Tocumen has hired three offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Icaza, González-Ruíz & Alemán in Panama City to issue bonds worth US$1.85 billion.

31 August 2021

Assignee of arbitration award seeks to collect from Argentina

A Delaware entity that acquired the rights to a US$320 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) award against Argentina has applied to enforce it in the US in the wake of a dispute with the administrators of the original claimants.

31 August 2021

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