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  • Bunge Buys Into Brazil Sugar Jan 3, 2010

    Bunge, the global agribusiness and food...

  • BEST SOVEREIGN BOND Jan 1, 2010

    In a dazzling display of all it has achieved this decade, Mexico cracked open international bond markets for EM issuers just before Christmas 2008 with a tightly priced $2 billion 10-year benchmark that took out much of 2009 funding needs.

  • BEST STRUCTURED FINANCING Jan 1, 2010

    When regulators stepped in to set guidelines for quasi-equity structures sold in Mexico’s domestic bond market, a new asset class was born.

  • Ferrovial Sells Chile Asset to ISA Jan 3, 2010

    Grupo Ferrovial, the Spanish infrastructure operator,...

  • LatAm Equity: Price Isn’t Right Jan 1, 2010

    There is much to look forward to in LatAm equity. On the new issue side, most of the action will be concentrated in Brazil, which had an extraordinary year given the dearth elsewhere in emerging markets.

  • BEST PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL Jan 1, 2010

    In May 2009, private equity shop Advent International, which has more than $6 billion in assets under management, snapped up about 30% of Brazil securities clearinghouse Cetip-Balcão Organizado de Ativos e Derivativos for 360 million reais with funds from its LatAm PE fund, which is capitalized at $1.3 billion.

  • Cemig Boosts Light Stake Jan 3, 2010

    Cemig has raised its stake in...

  • M&A: Vivendi Bags GVT Jan 1, 2010

    France’s Vivendi has acquired a 57% stake in Brazil’s GVT through a combination of private negotiations with the telecom’s controlling shareholders and open market purchases, valuing the target at 7.17 billion reais.

  • BEST CROSS-BORDER M&A DEAL Jan 1, 2010

    Brazil’s Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) sold in October 2008 a 40% stake of iron ore unit Namisa to a consortium of Japanese and Korean companies when iron ore prices were sliding, as were practically all other commodities amid the global financial slump.

  • Itau Reported Mulling UK Stakes Jan 3, 2010

    Itau Unibanco is considering taking a...

  • BEST QUASI SOVEREIGN BOND Jan 1, 2010

    It had been two years since a non-sovereign entity has issued bonds from Colombia, a country whose economic and security improvements landed it near the top of many EM investor wish lists.

  • Brazil Investors Switch to Corporates Jan 1, 2010

    As the juice is sucked out of government credit, Brazilian fixed income investors are pushing into the private sector. Secondary liquidity, meanwhile, remains elusive.

  • Japanese Operators Nab Mexico Power Assets Jan 3, 2010

    Spain’s Gas Natural has sold for...

  • BEST SOVEREIGN ISSUER Jan 1, 2010

    Brazil brought the first sovereign bond of 2009 – on the same day as Colombia – though credit for reopening emerging markets goes to Mexico’s daring 2019 three weeks before in mid-December.

  • BEST PROJECT FINANCE DEAL Jan 1, 2010

    Securing $1.34 billion in 10-year money through a quasi-syndication in a year when even high quality five-year projects in Chile struggle is a major feat.

  • Santiago Metro Spend Announced Jan 3, 2010

    Chilean president Michelle Bachelet has announced...

  • PEOPLE MOVES: BTG on Hiring Spree Jan 1, 2010

    Brazil’s BTG Pactual has hired a group of sales people to beef up the LatAm equity effort, as well as a research analyst to lead a push into Andean markets. They include Santander’s former US-based LatAm equity sales head Frederico Monnerat and ex-Itaú LatAm equity research sales official Renato Lobo.

  • BEST LOCAL CURRENCY FINANCING Jan 1, 2010

    Mexican telecom giant América Móvil’s successful UF4.0 million ($145 million) April bond issue in Chile opens the gates to other LatAm companies seeking to raise funds in new markets.

  • Mexican Infrastructure Looks to the Future Jan 1, 2010

    Mexico has taken a severe pummeling this year, but it aims to keep its infrastructure agenda on track. Banobras is planning a retreat as markets reopen.

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