A busy pipeline of Brazilian IPOs and follow-ons is setting 2013 up to be one of the better years for Latins in the equity capital markets
Latin America’s Coca-Cola bottlers tussle over the Brazilian market while elsewhere telecom acquisitions heat up
Borrowers have lunged at bond markets before and after a summer hiatus, eager to raise cash while it’s available. In need of acquisition funds, América Móvil has been par...
New management at Batista’s firms — Eyzaguirre quits Canal 13 — Venezuelan central bank gets third governor of 2013
Brazil Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy
Brazil must overhaul its growth model if it is to avoid shuffling into a lackluster future. But as an election year approaches, change remains elusive
Jamaica’s first quarter debt restructuring bought it some time. Whether it will be enough depends on the island’s success with a difficult economic turn-around
Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy
Latin America’s central banks have had a tough year navigating volatility amid slowing growth, falling currencies and capital outflows. Over the past year, Mexico stands ...
Banks are earning about as much in fees as they were a year ago, with a burst of ECM activity compensating for a sharply slower M&A market. Much now depends on market sta...
Corporate & Sovereign Strategy
As infrastructure needs grow in Latin America, so the funding opportunities are becoming broader, deeper and more sophisticated. LatinFinance recognizes the stand-out dea...
Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Project & Infrastructure Finance
Attracting international investors into a local currency bond to finance expansion of a toll road has broadened the investor base for Mexican infrastructure
A toll road deal advanced Brazilian project funding when it sold the first large, widely-marketed infrastructure debenture to international accounts
Local bond investors and banks put forward strong support for Peru’s largest project bond, funding a toll road through Lima
Bond investors proved better placed to pick up construction risk for a Mexican power plant than bank lenders, opening the way for more infrastructure debt sales
Financing two wind farm projects in southern Mexico was hard work, but the deal stands out for attracting bond investors to a new type of risk
Highlighting the growing strength of Colombian banks, oil pipeline Bicentenario was funded purely by local lenders, in an impressive marker for the country’s financial pr...
Sponsor Largo Resources employed a novel structure when it financed construction of a production facility for a mineral which is equally unusual in Latin America
With bonds backed by government health contracts, a Mexican hospital financing opens the way for further deals
The global investment bank has had a prominent position on numerous leading infrastructure financings, incorporating bonds and loans, as well as local currencies and doll...
An extensive infrastructure financing team covering Latin America makes White & Case an important player in a number of the region’s most impressive deals
Brazil Bonds Equity
Brazil’s insurance sector is tipped to grow and consolidate say investors and analysts, who would like to see more direct ways of playing the sector
Mexico Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy
As economic indicators flag, Mexico's president remains determined to transform the country. But getting the law through congress could be complicated
Mexico’s much-anticipated fiscal reform offers something for everyone, including a number of surprises
Mexico Bonds Loans
The Mexican government has ambitious plans for revamping the country’s infrastructure. But first it must get the investment framework right
As Mexico’s homebuilders wrangle over restructuring agreements with bondholders, the blame game is fierce
Brazil Bonds Project & Infrastructure Finance
Investors remain skeptical that Brazil’s concession program for financing much-needed infrastructure projects will succeed where past attempts have failed
Brazil will need to rebalance more than just its stock index to improve the lot of its companies. Yet relative to other countries, its markets might now be set for a seco...
As regulation on bonuses at investment banks in Europe advances, the effects are being felt in Brazil, albeit slowly
Andean Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy
Andean governments are stepping up efforts co counter an economic slowdown in their once booming economies. Most expect the decline to be short-lived
Central America M&A
Colombia’s largest financial institutions are on an acquisition spree in Central America. With tough regulations at home, the diversification is welcome
Expanding much faster than GDP, retirement funds in Chile, Colombia and Peru have reached a size that makes them major movers of domestic markets. Regulators are starting...
Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Paraguay
Paraguay’s new president has vowed to end the economy’s dependency on commodities. Making that happen won’t be easy
The sovereign is hoping to lead the way in courting capital to Paraguay. Boosting foreign investment will be key to its ambitious infrastructure plan
Latin economies must boost productivity growth if they are to avoid economic and political crises. Emerging Asia’s success is instructive. By Barry Eichengreen