Work Area: M&A

France’s Vinci Airports lands in Mexico with billion-dollar buy

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in New York and Nader, Hayaux & Goebel in Mexico City have helped France’s Vinci Airports enter Mexico by acquiring a stake in local airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) for US$1.17 billion.

05 January 2023

Oi sells telecom towers amid recovery proceedings

A subsidiary of Brazilian telecoms infrastructure group Highline has hired Vinson & Elkins LLP in New York and Stocche Forbes in São Paulo to buy 1.7 billion reais (US$325 million) worth of assets from Oi, as part of the seller’s ongoing judicial recovery.

05 January 2023

Gerdau joins investors to acquire renewables group

Madrona Advogados has helped Brazilian steelmaker Gerdau enter a joint investment agreement with NW Capital and funds managed by XP Investimentos to inject some 4.5 billion reais (US$838 million) into local renewables developer Newave Energia.

05 January 2023

Cuatrecasas nabs M&A partner from Gómez-Pinzón

Cuatrecasas (Colombia) has added firepower to its corporate and M&A team by hiring a partner from Gómez-Pinzón, while its managing partner – Manuel Quinche – has been appointed to the Iberian firm’s renewed board of directors.

04 January 2023

Aegea wins bid in Corsan privatisation

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown and Souto Correa Advogados have helped Brazilian sanitation company Aegea place a 4.2 billion reais (US$784 million) winning bid to take control of Companhia Riograndense de Saneamento (Corsan), Rio Grande do Sul’s state-owned sanitation business.

04 January 2023

Chile's Carozzi scoops up ice cream assets

Guerrero Olivos and Dellafiori Abogados have helped Chilean food company Empresas Carozzi buy local ice cream company Lecherías Loncomilla from its founder Mac Clure Lyon for US$43 million.

04 January 2023

Several firms steer cross-border data centre buy

Several firms have helped data centre operator Aligned acquire Latin American-focused counterpart ODATA from Brazil’s Patria Investimentos and US IT company CyrusOne.

03 January 2023

French dairy company Lactalis acquires Nestlé JV in Brazil

The Brazilian arm of French dairy company Lactalis has enlisted Demarest Advogados to buy a local joint venture from Nestlé and the Chilean division of New Zealand counterpart Fonterra for 700 million reais (US$133 million).

03 January 2023

Bichara adds three partners and infrastructure practice

Brazilian law firm Bichara Advogados has hired a partner from Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados to lead its new infrastructure practice, while also promoting two lawyers to its senior rank and incorporating two consultants.

22 December 2022

ARIFA appoints transactional partner

Panamanian Elite firm Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega has boosted its finance and M&A offerings by elevating a senior associate to the partnership.

22 December 2022

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