Topic: Start-up companies

Morrison & Foerster helps LatAm start-up raise US$80 million

Morrison & Foerster in New York and Miami has helped Cayman Islands-based finance start-up Volpe Capital raise US$80 million in the first financing round for the group’s private equity fund, which is focused on Latin American tech investments.

31 March 2021

BMA steers Brazilian fintech investment

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has helped Brazilian fintech Vórtx raise US$35 million in a Series B funding round led by US technology investor FTV Capital.

31 March 2021

Lefosse sets up Porto Seguro investment fund

Lefosse Advogados has helped Brazilian insurance group Porto Seguro structure an investment fund and complete the fund's first acquisition, snapping up a majority stake in digital brokerage company Segfy.

08 February 2021

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

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