Topic: ESG

Chilean sustainable issuance calls on familiar firms

Linklaters in New York and Morales & Besa in Santiago have helped the Republic of Chile issue US$4 billion worth of sustainable notes, the proceeds of which the sovereign will use to invest in green or social projects.

07 February 2022

IFC funds Peruvian green building and mortgages initiative

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has hired Hunton Andrews Kurth in Washington, DC and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima to grant a US$60 million loan to BBVA Perú to fund the development of green buildings and offer mortgages to homebuyers.

07 February 2022

Mexico’s GCC in US$500 million sustainability-linked offering

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and Ritch Mueller y Nicolau, SC in Mexico City have helped Mexico’s Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) issue US$500 million worth of sustainability-linked notes.

03 February 2022

Stocche Forbes and Pinheiro Neto in Patria hydropower buy

Brazilian private equity group Patria Investimentos has enlisted Stocche Forbes to acquire a portfolio of hydro-electric plants for 1.73 billion reais (US$318 million) from UK energy group ContourGlobal.

03 February 2022

Argentine citrus company makes sustainability-linked debt tap

Nicholson y Cano Abogados has helped citrus company San Miguel make its second sustainability-linked bonds issuance in the Argentine market in less than four months, raising US$50 million.

02 February 2022

Globo makes US$400 million sustainability-linked bond offering

Shearman & Sterling LLP in São Paulo, London and New York and Pinheiro Guimarães in São Paulo have helped media group Globo issue its first-ever sustainability-linked notes, raising US$400 million.

01 February 2022

HSBC invests in landmark Chilean renewables deal

Renewables group InterEnergy has hired Milbank in New York and Claro & Cía in Santiago to issue US$48 million worth of notes, the first private placement by a portfolio of renewable assets under Chile’s distributed generation PMGD regime.

01 February 2022

Brazilian sugar producer issues inaugural green bonds

Jalles Machado, a Brazilian sugar producer, has hired Vieira Rezende Advogados to issue 451 million reais (US$79 million) worth of green bonds, the company’s first issuance of debentures.

01 February 2022

Itaú injects funds into AES-owned Brazilian solar project

AES Brasil has hired Lefosse to receive 360 million reais (US$63 million) from Banco Itaú to fund the Guaimbê solar project in the state of São Paulo.

28 January 2022

Salvadorean bank gets French development loan

Salvadorean financial institution Banco Cuscatlán has enlisted Greenberg Traurig LLP in New York to obtain a US$30 million loan to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

25 January 2022

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