Daily Brief

Dec 20, 2013 Issue

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Banco de Bogota Completes Follow-on

Colombia Equity

Banco de Bogota has completed the sale period for a COP1.3trn ($670m) equity follow-on, it says, upsizing to the maximum amount. The bank sold 20.6m shares at a COP63,000...

Chilean Property Manager Prices Bond

Chile Bonds

Sociedad de Rentas Comerciales has sold UF1m ($43.8m) in Chile’s domestic bond market, according to people familiar with the transaction. The property company priced the ...

IB Fee Pool Grows, Barely


LatAm investment banks earned $1.95bn in fees in 2013 across DCM, ECM, M&A and loans, according to Dealogic data through Monday. This represents a slight improvement on 2...

IDB Dishes Out Loans

Brazil Mexico Ecuador

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has agreed to loan Mexico $450m as part of a $562.5m drinking water and sanitation program, it says. The bullet 2021 facility ha...

Magnesita Turns to Local Market

Brazil Bonds

Magnesita Refratarios is preparing to raise BRL400m ($170m) in domestic bonds, it says. The plan is for a 5-year debenture paying 112% of the DI. The refractory metals pr...

Mexico, Andes to Drive M&A in 2014

M&A Bonds

After a slower than expected year M&A bankers are preparing for more active 2014, with Mexicans and Andeans compensating for a troubled Brazilian situation. Funds raised ...

Moody’s Lowers Peruvian Retailer

Peru Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Moody’s has downgraded Maestro Peru to Ba3 from Ba2, it says. The action is based on the home improvement retailer’s continued high leverage and increasingly pressured li...

Oaxaca Raises Half of Target

Mexico Bonds

The Mexican state of Oaxaca has priced a MXP1.2bn ($92m) domestic bond, according to people familiar with the transaction, raising half of its expected target. The 15-yea...

Reforms Mean Upgrade for Mexico

Mexico Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

S&P has raised Mexico’s credit rating to BBB+ from BBB, it says, following the passage of energy reform legislation. “The passage of a landmark energy reform, supported b...

University Taps Bond Market

Chile Bonds

Corporacion Universidad de Concepcion has sold UF4.2m ($184m) in bonds in Chile’s local market. The 8-year bonds were sold via private placement at an interest rate of 5....

Voto Cimentos Gets Debentures

Brazil Bonds

Votorantim Cimentos has placed BRL500m ($213m) in domestic bonds, according to Anbima. The cement maker’s 2019 debenture pays 109.03% of the DI. Banco do Brasil managed t...