Topic: Start-up companies

Brazilian real estate platform Loft acquires fintech start-up

Brazilian real estate platform Loft has relied on local law firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados to acquire a 40% stake in fintech company CredPago, making it the sole owner of the business.

14 July 2021

Bus travel start-up lands investment in Brazil

Global private equity platform LGT Lightrock has hired Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados in São Paulo to lead a 700 million reais (US$138 million) investment in Brazilian travel app Buser.

02 July 2021

Insurtech start-up Betterfly gets new funding in Chile

US firm Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP has helped Chilean purpose-driven benefit platform Betterfly raise US$60 million in a funding round.

30 June 2021

Chilean biotech company lands equity investment

Chilean biotechnology company Phage Technologies has relied on Carey in Santiago to raise US$30 million in an equity financing round.

30 June 2021

Brazil's QuintoAndar eyes up Mexico after US$300 million injection

Brazilian law firm Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados has helped US venture capital group Ribbit lead a US$300 million funding round in Brazilian real estate start-up QuintoAndar.

16 June 2021

Uruguay’s first unicorn soars above target in Nasdaq IPO

Four Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP offices have helped tech company dLocal – Uruguay’s first unicorn – raise some US$710 million in an initial public offering.

11 June 2021

Several firms guide freelancing app to B3 debut

White & Case LLP's São Paulo office and Brazil's Lefosse Advogados have helped service contracting start-up Getninjas raise 555 million reais (US$105 million) in an IPO on São Paulo’s B3 stock exchange.

26 May 2021

Deal of the Year Winner: Private M&A

Featured in 15th Annual Awards

Uber completed its US$459 million acquisition of Chilean grocery delivery start-up Cornershop after more than a year of back and forth with local regulators amid the covid-19 pandemic. The acquisition faced regulatory challenges in Chile and Mexico, while the substantial price tag for a controlling stake in a Latin American start-up also stands out. The deal is our private M&A Deal of the Year.

21 May 2021

Havaianas-owner buys tech start-up in Brazil

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has advised Brazil’s Alpargatas, the owner of popular flip flop brand Havaianas, in its purchase of local tech start-up Ioasys Desenvolvimento.

18 May 2021

Locaweb boosts open banking capabilities with double fintech buy

Brazilian internet services company Locaweb has hired Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown to acquire two technology start-ups.

29 April 2021

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