Work Area: Private Equity/Investment management

Actis snaps up transmission assets from EDP Brasil

Two Mattos Filho offices have helped UK investor Actis purchase transmission assets from the Brazilian utilities subsidiary of Energias de Portugal (EDP) - EDP Brasil - in a deal worth 2.7 billion reais (US$540 million).

28 November 2023

Madrona Fialho adds insurance and private equity partners

Highly Recommended Brazilian firm Madrona Fialho Advogados has hired a private equity partner from Cascione Advogados and a prosecutor from national insurance superintendency Susep, the firm’s first partner appointments since it completed its merger earlier this year.

22 November 2023

Credicorp subsidiary injects capital into Colombian fintech

Cuatrecasas (Colombia) has helped Colombian fintech Plurall obtain financing in a seed funding round led by a subsidiary of Peru’s Credicorp.

10 November 2023

Cooley targets LatAm VC work with Miami office launch

Cooley LLP has become the latest US firm to open an office in Miami, where it plans to target venture capital work in Latin America.

07 November 2023

One week to go until project finance conference in New York

There is just over a week to go until top figures from Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and investment companies Alllianz, The Carlyle Group and KKR will speak at Latin Lawyer Live: Regional Project Finance in New York.

06 November 2023

Cescon Barrieu and Campos Mello score Rio Grande do Norte SAF

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados have helped Brazilian football team América Futebol Clube (RN) sell an 80% stake to Brazilian investor HIPE, making the club the first in the state of Rio Grande do Norte to transform into a Sociedade Anônima do Futebol (SAF).

01 November 2023

Private Equity Funds and Institutional Investors in M&A

Featured in The Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions - Fourth Edition

While the first half of 2023 saw the pace of private equity activity in Latin America stall due to geopolitical concerns, spiking inflation and high interest rates, there is a clear long-term trend towards private equity tapping into regional M&A markets.

31 October 2023

Representations and Warranties Insurance in Latin American M&A: A Long-Awaited Alternative in the Face of Current Challenges

Featured in The Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions - Fourth Edition

Representations and warranties insurance was often discussed but rarely used in Latin American M&A deals, mainly due to insufficient market penetration by insurance companies offering RWI in their portfolios. However, there has been a significant increase in the frequency in which such insurance is used in M&A deals in the region.

31 October 2023

PAG Law hires Brown Rudnick LatAm co-chair as partner

US law firm PAG Law has strengthened its offering by hiring the Latin American co-chair of Brown Rudnick LLP as a partner in its New York office.

30 October 2023

Private equity group Ares invests US$100 million in Brazil’s Vinci

US private equity group Ares Management has hired Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Los Angeles and BMA Advogados in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to purchase a minority stake in Brazilian counterpart Vinci Partners Investments for US$100 million.

25 October 2023

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