Topic: Cross-border M&A

French chemicals business Safic-Alcan enters South America

Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados has helped French chemicals group Safic-Alcan enter South America by purchasing two Brazilian counterparts in separate deals.

28 October 2022

US steelmaker buys Mexican scrap recycler

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez SC has helped US metals recycler Steel Dynamics acquire Mexican counterpart Roca Acero from investment company Brown Gibbons Lang.

27 October 2022

Multiple firms steer German shipper to US$1 billion Chilean buy

A slew of law firms has helped German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd expand in Latin America by purchasing two subsidiaries of Chilean foreign trade services group SAAM for US$1 billion.

26 October 2022

Marriott acquires Hoteles City in Mexico

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Washington, DC and New York has helped hotel group Marriott International acquire Mexico's Hoteles City Express for US$100 million.

26 October 2022

Jack Daniel’s parent company buys Venezuelan rum brand

Five offices of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Cuatrecasas in Madrid and Lisbon, D’Empaire in Caracas and Fabrega Molino in Panama City have helped US wine and spirits company Brown-Forman purchase Venezuelan rum brand Diplomático from its Spanish owner Destillers United Group.

25 October 2022

Brazilian counsel in global billion-dollar aviation M&A

Multiple Latham & Watkins LLP offices and Lefosse in São Paulo have helped Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS) buy UK-based cargo handling company Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), including its assets in Brazil, for €1.2 billion (US$1.1 billion).

25 October 2022

Trafigura inks US$150 million Vaca Muerta oil deal with Vista

Martínez de Hoz & Rueda has helped one of the world’s largest commodities traders, Trafigura, enter into a US$150 million investment agreement with Mexico’s Vista for the development of three oil wells in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale formation.

24 October 2022

Peruvian medical group enters Mexico

Ritch Mueller y Nicolau, SC has helped Peru's Auna acquire Monterrey-based Organización Clínica América (OCA), a deal that marks the buyer’s entry into the Mexican healthcare market.

21 October 2022

Canadian miner goes for gold with royalties buy in Peru

Canada’s Maverix Metals has enlisted Dentons (Peru) to buy a portfolio of global mining royalties, including the smelter return proceeds of one of Peru’s largest mines, from Toronto-based Barrick Gold in a US$60 million deal.

21 October 2022

Emergent Cold buys refrigeration assets in Paraguay and Uruguay

Latin American refrigeration services provider Emergent Cold has enlisted Ferrere’s Paraguayan and Uruguayan offices to acquire the cold storage operations of Montevideo-based counterpart Frigorifico Modelo (Frimosa) for US$50 million.

20 October 2022

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