Work Area: Telecoms

KKR-Telefónica venture in Chile buys Entel’s fibre optics network

US law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and the Santiago offices of Guerrero Olivos and CMS Carey & Allende have advised on Chilean internet provider OnNet Fibra’s US$358 million acquisition of fibre optic assets from local telecommunications company Entel.

31 October 2022

FiBrasil debt tap calls on Machado Meyer and Stocche Forbes

Machado Meyer Advogados has helped Brazilian fibre optics wholesaler FiBrasil issue new debt worth 315 million reais (US$58 million).

19 October 2022

Telefônica expands internet services in Brazil with tech buy

The Brazilian subsidiary of Spanish telecoms giant Telefónica has hired Madrona Advogados to acquire local internet solutions group Vita IT.

18 October 2022

Aguilar Castillo Love promotes in Costa Rica

Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica) has bolstered its corporate practice by promoting an associate to partner.

13 October 2022

LatAm customer services leader enters Paraguay in Tigo tie-up

Atento, Latin America’s largest customer relationship management (CRM) services group, has enlisted Ferrere (Paraguay) to set up operations in the country through a tie-up with telecoms group Tigo.

13 October 2022

US telecoms group gets IDB Invest loan for LatAm operations

Puerto Rico-based QMC Telecom has hired Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) to obtain a US$45 million credit line from IDB Invest to finance its operations in Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

15 September 2022

Phoenix Tower refinancing calls on LatAm counsel

Locke Lord LLP in Boston and New York and Latin American firms have helped US telecoms group Phoenix Tower International restructure several loans held by its Latin American and US subsidiaries and package them into one single US$2 billion facility, including an acquisition financing it recently obtained to buy Chilean tower assets.

31 August 2022

América Móvil US$750 million offering calls on familiar firms

Mexico’s América Móvil has hired Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and Robles Miaja Abogados in Mexico City to make a debt offering worth US$750 million.

01 August 2022

US telecoms group buys Chilean towers for US$930 million

Two Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP offices, US firm Choate Hall & Stewart LLP, Chilean outfit Barros Silva Varela & Vigil and Greenberg Traurig SC in Mexico City have helped Phoenix Tower International buy 3,800 telecommunications towers in Chile from WOM for US$930 million.

13 July 2022

BTG and Globenet complete US$2.4 billion V.Tal investment

Several firms have helped BTG Pactual and its affiliated telecoms group Globenet complete a 12.8 billion reais (US$2.4 billion) investment in V.Tal – the fibre optic business of telecoms company Oi –  just weeks before the target made Brazil’s largest debenture offering so far this year.

06 July 2022

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