Daily Brief

Dec 11, 2015 Issue

Moody's cuts Abengoa to C

Mexico Bonds

Financial problems persist for Mexican energy company

Moody's downgrades Petrobras

Brazil Bonds

Brazilian oil and gas company placed on review for further possible downgrades

Peruvian central bank lifts interest rates

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Peru

BCRP hits back at rising inflation with rate hike

CVC nabs Etlin as Itau restructures IB

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil

Private equity company hires Brazilian dealmaker, as Itau reshuffles the management structure of its corporate and investment banking division

Banco do Brasil buys back $500m

Brazil Bonds

Brazilian lender finds further demand for liability management exercise following early participation deadline

Perote-Xalapa eyes ABS

Mexico Bonds Structured Finance

Mexican highway operator seeks subordinated 24-year road securitization

Aeris Holding sells bond privately

Costa Rica Bonds

Costa Rican airport operator finds reception with insurance companies

VW launches Driver Brasil Three securitization

Brazil Loans Structured Finance

Brazilian vehicle financer increases credit enhancement, collateralization on the auto-ABS

MPG plans second phase for La Bufa

Mexico Loans Project & Infrastructure Finance

Mexico Power Group will seek financing to add capacity to wind project, chief executive tells LatinFinance

YPF pulls petrochem acquisitions

Argentina M&A

Argentine energy firm cancels planned purchases of two petrochemical facilities

Odebrecht sale of Chaglla said to be imminent

Brazil Peru M&A

Brazilian construction firm heard to be close to offloading Peruvian hydro project

China, Korea to increase stakes in IIC

Bonds Structured Finance Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Shareholder composition of the IDB’s private-sector lending arm to change as the institution finalizes $2bn capital increase

Moody's cuts Vale

Brazil Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Brazilian miner downgraded as a result of deeply depressed prices for iron ore and base metals