Market: Latin America & Caribbean

Banco do Brasil makes inaugural social bond offering

Shearman & Sterling LLP in São Paulo, London and New York and Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper in São Paulo have helped Banco do Brasil raise US$500 million in its first social bond offering.

14 January 2022

Argentine firms help Blockchain become LatAm’s largest crypto trader

Global digital finance business Blockchain.com is on track to become Latin America’s largest cryptocurrency platform after the buyer enlisted Marval O'Farrell Mairal in Buenos Aires and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima for its acquisition of Argentine counterpart SeSocio.

14 January 2022

Revisit Latin Lawyer’s M&A conference

The Latin Lawyer Connect: M&A 2021 conference is now available to watch in full online. The event featured keynote speakers Alexandre Costa Rangel, commissioner at Brazil’s securities commission CVM, and Arminio Fraga Neto, founder of Brazilian asset management fund Gávea Investimentos.

14 January 2022

XP calls on BMA to buy stake in content developer

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has helped Brazilian investment manager XP acquire a minority stake in content developer Grupo Suno.

14 January 2022

Linklaters, Rebaza Alcázar and DLA Piper in Peruvian bank debt restructuring

Peruvian financial institution Edpyme Acceso Crediticio has turned to Linklaters in New York and Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas in Lima to restructure US$200 million worth of debt.

14 January 2022

Norton Rose and Machado Meyer steer US$110 million car financing

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP in Washington, DC and Machado Meyer Advogados in São Paulo have helped the International Finance Corporation (IFC) grant a 622 million reais (US$110 million) financing package to local Banco Alfa de Investimento for the acquisition of environmentally-friendly vehicles.

14 January 2022

Veirano appoints first female managing partner

Brazilian Elite firm Veirano Advogados has appointed Paula Surerus as its first-ever female managing partner.

13 January 2022

Paraguayan PPP road project raises US$220 million

White & Case LLP in New York and Mexico City and BKM | Berkemeyer in Asunción have helped a Paraguayan road project issue bonds worth US$220 million to refinance an existing credit line.

13 January 2022

Mexican hotel chain restructures debt amid Chapter 11

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and Ritch Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. in Mexico City have helped Mexican hotel operator Grupo Posadas restructure US$393 million worth of debt as part of the company’s Chapter 11 process.

13 January 2022

Russia’s EuroChem buys stake in Brazilian fertiliser maker

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has helped Russian fertiliser producer EuroChem sign an agreement to purchase a controlling stake in Brazilian counterpart Fertilizantes Heringer for 554 million reais (US$97 million).

13 January 2022

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