Topic: Fintech

Garrigues and Brigard Urrutia in Colombian fintech buy

PayU, one of Colombia’s leading electronic payment companies, has turned to Garrigues (Colombia) to acquire local fintech Tecnipagos from financial institution Credibanco.

12 April 2022

Which law firms were the most popular in 2021?

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The boom of innovative transactions in 2021, such as IPOs and hybrid bond issuances, ensured that leading Latin American companies kept their external advisers on hand as they waded through an increasingly complex raft of legal matters.

11 April 2022

Hiring firms: What it all comes down to

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There is certainly no “one-size fits all” when it comes to hiring legal services, but a fundamental shift in business interactions resulting from the pandemic has led many GCs to value fast, frequent and efficient communication as much as expertise.

11 April 2022

Colombian fintech Omni gets US$100 million loan

Colombian fintech OmniLatam has relied on Latham & Watkins LLP in New York and Washington, DC and Cuatrecasas (Colombia) to obtain a US$100 million loan from US investment manager Gramercy.

07 April 2022

Familiar firms return for final Advent-Prisma deal in Argentina

US private equity group Advent has turned to Baker McKenzie LLP in New York and Buenos Aires to purchase the remaining stake in Argentine electronic payment group Prisma Medios de Pago for US$360 million.

06 April 2022

Banco Itaú acquires stakes in two Uruguayan fintechs

Brazilian banking giant Itaú has hired DLA Piper LLP in Miami, San Juan, Buenos Aires and Lima, Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega, Ferrere (Uruguay) and Guyer & Regules in Montevideo to buy minority stakes in two Uruguayan fintech companies.

30 March 2022

Vinci invests in Brazilian fintech DM Card

Brazilian fintech DM Card has hired Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri e Potenza Advogados to divest a stake in the business to local private equity group Vinci Partners for 100 million reais (US$20 million).

21 March 2022

Chinese investor injects US$20 million in Brazilian crypto exchange

Lefosse has helped Chinese cryptocurrency group OK Blockchain lead a US$20 million Series A investment round in Brazilian crypto exchange Foxbit.

02 March 2022

Demarest and TozziniFreire steer fintech acquisition

Demarest Advogados has advised Brazilian technology-focused investor Nelogica Sistemas de Software in its acquisition of market intelligence company Comdinheiro.

01 March 2022

Brazil’s Neon becomes unicorn after US$300 million Series D round

Brazilian fintech start-up Neon has hired Clifford Chance LLP in São Paulo to raise US$300 million in a Series D funding round, which was led by BBVA.

24 February 2022

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