• Deals of the Year 2016 - Nominations open Sep 12, 2016

    LatinFinance invites market participants to nominate...

    • NEWS LOANS: Dry season May 12, 2016

      Loans and project financings have had a slow start to the year, but an infrastructure pipeline is building. By Jennifer P. Roig

      • AWARDS: DEALS OF THE YEAR 2015 Jan 15, 2016

        A nimble, innovative approach to fickle markets helped Latin America’s most impressive institutions raise capital and execute strategic transactions in 2015. LatinFinance recognizes the stand-out deals and dealmakers for their resounding success during a difficult year

      • AWARDS: Sovereign Issuer & Sovereign Bond of the Year Jan 15, 2016

        The sovereign set records and precedents for cross-border bonds across billions of dollars of issuances

      • AWARDS: Corporate Issuer, Quasi-Sovereign Bond & Financing Innovation of the Year Jan 15, 2016

        The oil company once again led the way for Latin American issuers with a breadth of transactions, from the very large to the very novel

      • AWARDS: Corporate High-Grade Bond Jan 15, 2016

        The Mexican food company overcame split ratings and a six-year hiatus from the bond market to score investment grade terms

      • AWARDS: Corporate High-Yield Bond Jan 15, 2016

        A sub-investment grade issuer found strong demand for the first hybrid perpetual bond from Colombia

      • AWARDS: Sovereign Liability Management Jan 15, 2016

        The Caribbean sovereign stands out for a savvy transaction that significantly improved its debt profile

      • AWARDS: Corporate Liability Management Jan 15, 2016

        Timing, significance and novelty highlight the protein producer’s transaction in a challenging market for Brazilian borrowers

      • AWARDS: Equity Follow-On, Cross-Border M&A Jan 15, 2016

        Latin America’s largest follow-on this year financed a jumbo cross-border acquisition during a turbulent backdrop in Brazil

      • AWARDS: Initial Public Offering Jan 15, 2016

        Latin America’s largest IPO of 2015 weathered the storm of a potential default in Greece, providing some light during a dark year for the equities market

      • AWARDS: Private Equity Jan 15, 2016

        After a six-year investment, this Colombian fund made a highly profitable exit in a deal that underscores the rise of LatAm’s own buyside

      • AWARDS: Domestic M&A Deal Jan 15, 2016

        An Argentine acquisition illustrates the impact of the country’s changing political landscape for corporates looking to capture growth

      • AWARDS: Syndicated loan Jan 15, 2016

        A complex financing structure drew plaudits from rival bankers for its sophisticated execution and success in attracting new lenders

      • AWARDS: Restructuring Jan 15, 2016

        This low-income homebuilder carried out a multi-billion dollar restructuring under new legislation, negotiating with thousands of creditors to reduce debt

      • AWARDS: Local Currency Deal Jan 15, 2016

        The Andean sovereign increased its investor base, extended its maturities and pre-financed debt in this remarkable liability management exercise

      • AWARDS: Structured Financing Jan 15, 2016

        This issuer became the first South American airline to employ a complex financing tool, overcoming untested legal ground in multiple jurisdictions to significantly upsize this landmark transaction

      • AWARDS: Trade Finance Jan 15, 2016

        One borrower has bucked a trend of credit weakening in Brazil, underscoring its strengthening profile with a heavily-subscribed term loan extension

      • AWARDS: Law Firm: Latin America Jan 15, 2016

        Participation on a wide variety of successful deals across the region set this practice apart

      • AWARDS: Law Firm: Brazil Jan 15, 2016

        While emphasizing long-term client relationships, this firm is targeting a growing volume of mergers and acquisitions

      • AWARDS: Law Firm: Mexico Jan 15, 2016

        This firm blends experience, with an emphasis on relationships and technical sophistication to maintain and grow its stable of clients that includes some of Mexico’s largest issuers

      • AWARDS: Law Firm: Andes Jan 15, 2016

        Creativity, expertise and collaboration characterize this firm’s approach to clients and transactions

      • AWARDS: Bond House Jan 15, 2016

        As a lack of issuance from Brazilian borrowers last year drove bond volumes across the region down to their lowest levels since 2009, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch emerged to lead debt capital markets activity

      • AWARDS: Equity House Jan 15, 2016

        A significant leap in this year’s league tables coupled with a wide-reaching network makes this bank stand out during a weak year for Latin American equities

      • AWARDS: M&A House Jan 15, 2016

        A global presence and a willingness to embrace complexity has propelled this bank to award-winning advisory roles

      • AWARDS: Loan House Jan 15, 2016

        The lender’s breadth and volume of activity throughout Latin America is complemented by a strategy that aims to include mid-size corporate clients and transactions

      • AWARDS: Investment Bank Jan 15, 2016

        Blending the right amount of local, regional and global expertise has helped this firm shine in LatAm debt, equity capital markets and M&A

      • AWARDS: Syndicated loan Jan 14, 2016

        A complex financing structure drew plaudits from rival bankers for its sophisticated execution and success in attracting new lenders

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