Daily Brief

Dec 23, 2015 Issue

Lower oil prices lead to Pacific downgrade

Colombia Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Company is slow to sell assets to bolster liquidity, Fitch says

Votorantim Cimentos issues debenture

Brazil Bonds

Brazilian cement manufacturer taps local market

Comgas taps local market

Brazil Bonds

Brazilian gas distributor issues triple-tranche bond to local investors

General Atlantic buys stake in Brazil’s Pague Menos

Brazil M&A

US private equity fund nets 17% stake in Brazilian drugstore chain

Citi offloads consumer banking arm in El Salvador

Central America El Salvador M&A

Honduran investment group snaps up Citi’s retail banking assets in El Salvador

Colombia lifts asking price for Isagen

Colombia M&A

Colombian government lifts asking price for Isagen to finance infrastructure development

ICA to miss bond payment

Mexico Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Mexican construction company downgraded after it says it will not make a coupon payment due on its dollar bonds

Aval lends capital to Bco Bogota

Colombia Loans Bonds

Colombian lender gets subordinated loan from parent company to boost capital ratio

Fibra Prologis nabs term loan

Mexico Loans Bonds

Mexican real estate trust closes syndicated financing

GeoPark signs prepayment facility with Trafigura

Colombia Loans

The Swiss trader signed an offtake agreement for the delivery of Colombian crude

Klabin wraps up club loan

Brazil Loans Bonds

After months of negotiations, Brazilian pulp and paper producer wraps up deal with small group of lenders

Almacenes Exito closes syndication

Colombia Loans Bonds

Colombian retailer agrees loan with group of banks, will look for local currency financing also

Fitch downgrades more Brazilian corporates

Brazil Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Ratings drop after sovereign falls