Work Area: Entertainment

Televisa and TelevisaUnivision make US$800 million debt deals

Several firms have helped Mexican mass media group Televisa and its content business TelevisaUnivision make a tender offer and note issuance, respectively, worth a total of US$800 million.

31 August 2023

Botafogo and breakaway Brazilian football league raise funds

Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper has helped Brazilian football club Botafogo negotiate the sale of its TV rights to US investor Serengeti Asset Management and Brazilian fund Life Capital Partners, as the two investors injected capital into breakaway football league Liga Forte Futebol.

31 August 2023

Cirsa raises US$786 million in cross-border issuance

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in London and New York, four Garrigues offices and Morgan & Morgan in Panama City have helped Spanish gaming company Cirsa issue €700 million (US$786 million) worth of notes.

22 August 2023

Is Brazil’s betting industry ready for take-off?

The Brazilian betting market has seen a spike in online bookmakers and gamblers recently. Yet it remains highly unregulated on a federal level. TozziniFreire Advogados partner Jun Makuta welcomes President Lula’s recent provisional measure to bring clarity on the rules for the industry while warning that the proposed high taxation on operators could harm the development of the sector.

18 August 2023

Brazil and Saudi Arabia: a golden opportunity for investment?

Recent capital injections by Saudi Arabian investors into Brazilian business giants BRF and Vale are pointing to an emerging investment trend from the Arab nation in Latin America’s largest economy, which may also extend to the country’s football industry. Latin Lawyer finds out what this will mean for Brazil and its legal market.

17 August 2023

GVBG helps Brazilian UFC fighter ink million-dollar contracts

GVBG | Gentil Monteiro, Vicentini, Beringhs e Gil Advogados has helped Brazilian Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) athlete Paulo “Borrachinha” Costa sign two contracts, making him one of the world’s highest-paid UFC fighters.

02 August 2023

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation buys Brazilian football agency

Two Reed Smith LLP offices and Mattos Filho in São Paulo have helped New York-headquartered entertainment agency Roc Nation, which was founded by high-profile celebrity Jay-Z,  acquire Brazilian counterpart TFM.

24 July 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

Carey and Cariola steer Warner Bros Discovery sale of CNN Chile

Chilean lawyer and businessman Jorge Carey Carvallo has hired Carey to buy CNN Chile from US mass media company Warner Bros Discovery.

20 April 2023

Pérez Correa helps Mexican hotel host ATP tennis tournament

Pérez Correa González has helped Mexican hotel chain Olarena Hospitality seal an agreement to host the Los Cabos Open tournament, part of the international Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour.

13 September 2022

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