Work Area: Capital markets & securities

Baker McKenzie poaches esteemed LatAm team from Paul Hastings

Baker McKenzie LLP has nabbed a transactional partner trio – Michael Fitzgerald, Arturo Carrillo and Joy Gallup – and an of counsel from Paul Hastings LLP, strengthening its Latin American offering.

15 June 2023

Chile raises US$2.2 billion in social bond offering

Linklaters in New York and Morales & Besa in Santiago have helped the Republic of Chile issue 1.75 trillion pesos (US$2.2 billion) worth of bonds, with the proceeds earmarked for social development projects.

09 June 2023

Patria raises US$117 million in Smart Fit follow-on

Two Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP offices and Mattos Filho in São Paulo have helped Patria Investimentos reduce its stake in Brazilian gym chain Smart Fit through a follow-on offering worth 592 million reais (US$117 million).

08 June 2023

Mello Torres appoints three partners

Brazil’s Mello Torres has boosted its capital markets, tax and M&A groups by hiring a partner from Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper and a senior associate from Pinheiro Neto Advogados, as well as promoting a lawyer internally.

06 June 2023

Fibra Prologis raises funds and refinances sustainable loan

Mexican real estate investment trust Fibra Prologis has hired several US and local firms to raise 6.9 billion pesos (US$388 million) in an offering of real estate trust certificates (CBFIs), shortly after it refinanced a US$400 million sustainability-linked credit facility.

26 May 2023

OMG adds transactional firepower in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Highly Recommended firm OMG has bolstered its transactional offering by promoting a director to partner.

24 May 2023

Brazilian waste management group makes follow-on offering

Two Allen & Overy LLP offices and Machado Meyer Advogados in São Paulo have helped Brazilian waste management company Orizon raise 369 million reais (US$73 million) in a follow-on offering.

23 May 2023

Chile’s ENAP makes concurrent bond and tender offer

Chilean state-owned oil company Empresa Nacional de Petróleo (ENAP) has hired Linklaters in New York and Garrigues (Chile) to raise US$500 million and buy back existing debt through a bond issuance and tender offer.

17 May 2023

Bruchou and TCA return for YPF’s latest issuance

Argentine state-owned oil group YPF has enlisted Bruchou & Funes de Rioja to issue US$198 million worth of bonds.

17 May 2023

Ecuador completes largest debt-for-nature swap

Multiple Dentons offices have helped the Republic of Ecuador complete the world’s biggest debt-for-nature swap transaction, through which the Andean nation has eliminated around US$1 billion worth of debt.

12 May 2023

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