Topic: Start-up companies

Winston & Strawn and Guyer & Regules star in US car dealer acquisition

US firm Winston & Strawn LLP and Guyer & Regules in Montevideo have helped US digital car sales platform KAR Global acquire local used car start-up BacklotCars for US$425 million, handing it assets in Uruguay.

19 November 2020

Mexican real estate start-up Casai gets first funding round

Two Gunderson Dettmer offices have helped Mexican hospitality start-up Casai raise US$53 million in its first two funding rounds.

02 November 2020

Carey helps Chilean car sales start-up in international merger

Carey has helped the two founders of Chilean car sales start-up Frontier Car Group merge its business with Dutch e-commerce platform OLX Group to form a used-car platform with a market valuation of US$1 billion.

30 October 2020

Brazilian start-up VTEX becomes a unicorn after investment round

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP in New York and San Francisco, L O Baptista Advogados in São Paulo and Harneys in the Cayman Islands have helped Brazilian e-commerce company VTEX raise US$255 million in a funding round led by SoftBank, making the start-up a tech unicorn.

21 October 2020

Used-car start-up becomes Mexico’s first unicorn after funding round

Morrison & Foerster LLP in Miami and Mexico’s Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC have helped Japan’s SoftBank as lead investor in a US$225 million capital injection in Mexican used-car platform Kavak, making it Mexico’s first unicorn.

16 October 2020

SoftBank and General Atlantic invest in Brazilian tech start-up

DLA Piper LLP in Seattle and Silicon Valley, Brazil’s Veirano Advogados and Conyers Dill & Pearman in the Cayman Islands have helped Brazilian facial recognition start-up Acesso Digital raise US$108 million from SoftBank and General Atlantic in its second funding round.

06 October 2020

Brazilian fintech raises US$300 million in funding round

Clifford Chance LLP in São Paulo has helped Brazilian fintech start-up Neon Pagamentos raise over US$300 million in its third investment round, obtaining funds from companies like PayPal, BlackRock and General Atlantic.

18 September 2020

Unlocking the next level in venture capital

Latin America’s venture capital scene has gained momentum during the past decade, with corporate venture capital now piquing the interest of multinationals, local companies and even some law firms. But the high-risk, high-returns nature of venture capital investment brings its own unique set of challenges and opportunities for lawyers advising on these deals. Are the stakes worth it, especially in these trying times?

24 August 2020

Brazilian city-bike start-up Tembici raises US$47 million in venture capital

Akerman LLP in New York and Miami and Eick Haber Grezzana & Nascimento in São Paulo have jointly advised Brazilian city-bike company Tembici to raise US$47 million in venture funding.

02 July 2020

Covid19Tracker: El Salvador’s new app fighting the pandemic

Featured in Covid-19: reporting on a crisis

Latin Lawyer speaks to Carlos Miguel Rivas, a lawyer and tech start-up co-founder whose new app is helping to track and contain the covid-19 epidemic in El Salvador.

21 April 2020

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