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Dec 22, 2011 Issue

Correction:

A December 21 daily brief story entitled "LatAm DCM Volumes Hit Levels" incorrectly suggests that Deutsche Bank was the only bank whose position in the league tables was ...

Banco de Bogota Closes $500m Loan

Colombia Loans

Banco de Bogota has closed a $500m 3-year bullet facility, bringing on board a total of 12 banks and wrapping up a take-out for a bridge used to finance the acquisition o...

DF Brings MXP1.77bn 5-Year

Mexico Bonds

Mexico City’s government has raised MXP1.77bn ($128m) through a sale of a domestic bond. The 5-year floating rate notes priced at TIIE+30bp, flat to talk and tight to qua...

Fitch Assigns Initial BBB Minus to State of Rio

Brazil Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Fitch has assigned an initial BBB minus rating to the State of Rio de Janeiro, with a stable outlook. The agency cites the state’s relatively high debt burden, but notes ...

Forum Delays Expected Issue

Chile Bonds

Chilean auto lender Forum has delayed its approximately UF1m ($42.7m) local bond issue until at least January, says CEO Raul Aronsohn. The company, which was expected to ...

Inbursa Sells Peso Paper

Mexico Bonds

Mexico’s Banco Inbursa has sold a MXP3bn ($216m) floater in the domestic bond market. The 2-year notes priced at TIIE +20bp, in line with TIIE+15bp-25bp price talk. The b...

Itau Set for ECM Table Crown

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil Equity

Itau is leading other LatAm ECM shops in volume heading into the final week of 2011, according to Dealogic data. The Brazilian bank had taken credit for 26 offerings wort...

Marfrig Sells Logistics Assets In Management Deal

Brazil M&A

Brazil’s Marfrig has agreed to sell logistics operations assets to JSL, a specialist in supply-chain logistics management, as part of a broader agreement to secure manage...

Mexichem Still Pursuing Dutch Pipemaker

Mexico Europe M&A

Mexican chemical company Mexichem intends to continue its pursuit of Dutch pipemaker company Wavin, just days after the target rejected an improved acquisition offer. Mex...

Saudi Dairy Buys Argentina's Fondomont

Argentina Middle East M&A

Saudi dairy company Almarai has acquired Argentine farm operator Fondomonte for SAR13m ($83.19m), in a transaction that gives Almarani a source for animal feed. The Saudi...

Telmex to Delist from NYSE, NASDAQ and Latibex

Mexico Equity

Telmex has decided to delist its ADRs from the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market and its L shares from Spain’s Latibex market, in a reorganization that ...