Investors could be forgiven for forgetting that Mexico had an equity market, or at least one with new issuers.
In June, UK-based private equity giant Apax Partners, through its Dethalas vehicle, closed on its first investment in Brazil.
Love it or hate it, there was no avoiding the giant, black, viscous elephant in the room of LatAm equity last year.
In a year of significantly increased Chinese buying of LatAm assets, CNOOC’s purchase of 50% of Bridas was one of the largest South-South deals.
Braskem’s 2010 acquisition of Quattor Participacoes, Polibutenos and Unipar Comercial forges a new petrochemical giant in the Brazilian petrochemicals market.
In just three months of extremely choppy external markets, Project Jaguar scored a coup.
The State of Mexico (Edomex) in August issued a much anticipated 4.1 billion peso 20-year local bond, the first securitization of future flows of income from residential property fees from a Mexican state.
New York-based Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is no stranger to megadeals.
The merger of Brazil’s two largest retailers – Casas Bahia and Globex, a unit of Pão de Açúcar – was no easy task.
Chile’s Claro y Cía, established in 1880, is no stranger to complex M&A. In 2010 it acted as legal counsel for LAN Airlines in its merger with Brazil’s TAM that promises to be the largest airline in the region.
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