BCI subsidiary picks up Miami bank

M&A Chile US

City National Bank agrees to pay Santander $528m for TotalBank

Fitch downgrades Citgo

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Venezuela

Venezuela's contagion effect forces rating agency to cut the state's US-based service station provider to CCC from B-

ING names new LatAm head

US People

Willem Sutherland takes on the newly-created role after serving as the Dutch bank's head of infrastructure financing for the Americas

Burger King Brasil mulls IPO

Brazil Equity IPO

The fast food operator's controlling shareholder Vinci Partners will sell some stock in a secondary offering, along with minority stakeholders Sommerville Investments and...

China shapes stronger trade ties with Latin America

Argentina Brazil Chile

Following the end of the commodities boom, China and Latin America are forging bonds in a range of new industries

LatAm institutional investors look for an opening in China's stock markets

Argentina Chile Colombia

Latin American investment teams are tracking the changes in China’s markets, with many welcoming the expansion of options

CABEI exec heads to the IIC

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Central America

Central American development bank’s interim DCM head moves to DC to lead the multilateral’s treasury and funding efforts

IFC creates Latin American equity fund

Bonds Structured Finance Colombia

The World Bank's private sector division could raise $1bn to buy minority stakes in companies, says Irene Arias, the IFC's director for Latin America and the Caribbean

IDB issues global note

Bonds Structured Finance US

Multilateral development bank sells its fourth benchmark bond of the year and nears its fundraising target of $18.5bn

Fitch cuts Venezuela

Bonds US Venezuela

US sanctions on the oil-exporting sovereign issuer leave it with reduced financing options

Hormel marks South American entry with Brazilian purchase

Brazil M&A US

US foods unit snares meat company Cidade do Sol for $104m

American Vanguard picks up Syngenta's Mexican brands

M&A US Mexico

US chemicals company agrees to buy intellectual property and inventory from the Swiss agribusiness firm

Natixis makes Americas hire

Project & Infrastructure Finance People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Ahmet Ugurlu joins the French bank to expand client coverage in the power and utilities sectors

Hogan Lovells names finance, infrastructure partner

People US

Ricardo Martinez joins the law firm in New York from Haynes and Boone

Pimco sets up FIDC fund

Loans US Brazil

US investor will raise up to $250m that it will use to provide short-term trade receivables