A landmark for Brazil’s transport infrastructure development provides a model for similar projects
Structuring expertise made this bank stand out, despite some constraints on its balance sheet
The bank leads the league tables, and has managed a number of innovative transactions
Involvement in many of the most innovative and important deals of the period made the firm stand out
The region’s first greenfield international project bond has a sculpted payment structure and partial credit guarantee
The extent of funding needed to tap Brazil’s ultra-deepwater pre-salt oil fields is driving financing innovations
A Costa Rican electricity plant gets 20-year funding, bringing in international institutional investors
The winner of this deal pre-empts opportunities to come in Mexico’s energy sector
The winning firm has size, breadth and roles in important and complex deals
Strong sponsors and a well-known mineral deposit, alongside a wide syndication, lay behind this deal’s success
Competing firms come together on a crucial project for Peru’s mining exports
One of Peru’s largest-ever project financings broke ground in bringing together different developments banks
Diverse funding sources and empowered local employees are behind an unparalleled franchise across Latin America
Brazil’s local bond market took a step forward with this deal, the market’s longest-ever tenor
José Darío Uribe is recognized for Colombia’s moves to hike rates early, anticipating a strong rebound in economic growth in the Andean nation. By Phil Thornton
After a year of progress and innovation in deal-making, Latin America’s infrastructure financing markets have broader options, greater experience, and more maturity, despite — or perhaps because of — sometimes challenging market conditions
Equity markets, and Brazil, hold much of the blame for lower investment banking fees this year. But there is cause for optimism, especially in Mexico. By Eduardo García
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The best of Latin America’s capital markets users took full advantage of favorable conditions while they lasted. Hindsight shows the value of doing so
Choppy markets for bond issuers in 2013 demanded creative solutions to get deals done. That’s
unlikely to change in the year ahead
A record-low yield from a new issuer highlighted the strength of demand for emerging market paper
The Brazilian energy and infrastructure firm reopened the global-real market, and says local currency funding is set to become even more important this year
LOCAL CURRENCY DEAL
América Móvil MXN15bn global peso bond
Pioneering a new type of local currency instrument and swaggering into European hybrid debt has set América Móvil apart as Latin America’s most sophisticated borrower
The Brazilian corporate’s tender offer and dual-currency new issue was well timed and executed
The largest international acquisition by a Chilean company came with a smooth financing package
Banorte leapt into the top position in a growing pension sector, taking advantage of BBVA’s exit
The Chilean power company overcame disagreement with pension funds and a skeptical market to raise funds for expansion and streamline a complicated group structure
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