Work Area: Private Equity/Investment management

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

Switzerland’s Brainvest expands Brazilian footprint with merger

Azevedo Sette Advogados has helped Swiss wealth management company Brainvest merge with Brazilian multi-family office Enso Gestão de Recursos.

25 October 2023

Mexico’s Hunan takes back control of restaurant business in buyout

González Calvillo, SC has helped Mexican high-end restauranteur Grupo Hunan carry out a leveraged buyout to take back ownership of its company from local private equity owner Glisco Partners, obtaining financing to buy back a controlling interest in the business.

25 October 2023

SAFs: a chance for Brazilian law firms to score

The transformation of top Brazilian football clubs into limited companies has been a game changer for attracting significant private equity investment in the local sports industry. Latin Lawyer finds out what Brazilian law firms can do to ensure the deals get across the line.

23 October 2023

Latin America is a fertile environment for entrepreneurs

Latin American fintech regulations – or lack thereof in some jurisdictions – have created a breeding ground for start-ups and entrepreneurs. Now, fintech companies are looking to consolidate their regional presence with the help of capital injections, said panellists at Latin Lawyer Live: Private Equity in New York last week.

20 October 2023

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