Topic: Cross-border M&A

Actis snaps up transmission assets from EDP Brasil

Two Mattos Filho offices have helped UK investor Actis purchase transmission assets from the Brazilian utilities subsidiary of Energias de Portugal (EDP) - EDP Brasil - in a deal worth 2.7 billion reais (US$540 million).

28 November 2023

Central Puerto subsidiary snaps up solar assets in Argentina

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja has helped Proener – the subsidiary of Argentine electricity producer Central Puerto – acquire solar energy assets from Norwegian energy counterparts Scatec and Equinor.

27 November 2023

Latin Lawyer’s M&A roundtable: listen here

Listen to Latin Lawyer’s M&A roundtable to hear about some of the latest developments in Latin America’s complex M&A landscape from some of the region’s leading practitioners.

24 November 2023

Natura sells The Body Shop for US$254 million

Five Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton offices and Trench Rossi Watanabe in São Paulo have helped Brazilian cosmetics company Natura divest UK beauty brand The Body Shop to European investment group Aurelius for US$254 million.

24 November 2023

Canada’s CDPQ snaps up Brazilian assets from Equatorial

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has helped Canada’s Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) acquire a set of power assets from the transmission subsidiary of local utilities company Equatorial Energia for 396 million reais (US$144 million).

22 November 2023

BlackRock fund makes energy transition investment in Brazil

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has helped a BlackRock-owned investment fund, Climate Finance Partnership (CFP), acquire shares in Brazilian energy transition company Brasol.

21 November 2023

Costa Rican firms brew coffee buy

Facio & Cañas has helped the coffee division of Latin American-focused investor BIA Foods acquire Costa Rican coffee producer Café Rey.

21 November 2023

Speakers from CVM, Actis and Goldman Sachs to attend M&A event

Advisers from Brazilian bank BTG Pactual, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and UK investor Actis have been added to the line-up of speakers expected to attend Latin Lawyer’s M&A conference in São Paulo next month, alongside the president of Brazil’s securities commission CVM – João Pedro Barroso do Nascimento – who will keynote the event.

20 November 2023

Liberty buys and sells LatAm telecoms assets for US$611 million

Four Baker Botts LLP offices have advised telecoms company Liberty Latin America in its divestment of a portfolio of tower sites to US counterpart Phoenix Tower International, including operations in Panama, as well as its purchase of a set of spectrum assets in Puerto Rico.

17 November 2023

Uruguayan fintech hands stake to Itaú

Brazilian banking giant Banco Itaú has enlisted Guyer & Regules to acquire shares in Uruguayan fintech Handy.

17 November 2023

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