Archive

July / August 2015

AWARDS BEST CORPORATES 2015

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Nimble, responsive and innovative corporate management teams have navigated difficult market conditions and weathered internal change

CEMEX

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

The Mexican cement maker opportunely tapped markets with large, innovative issues, all while reducing its cost of debt and extending maturities

CENTRAL AMERICA INFRASTRUCTURE: Building attraction

El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are finding increasing success at drawing foreign investors into billions of dollars of new projects. By Jennifer P. Roig

COVER STORY: Sliding fortunes

Brazil is reeling from the impact of the country’s biggest ever corruption investigation. Petrobras is in transformation, its new management quickly getting to work shedd...

COVER STORY: Suiting up

DIGICEL

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

A strong investor relations program and solid links with a handful of investment banks have enabled this telecom to strike when the opportunity arises

ECOPETROL

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

The Colombian oil producer has tapped bond and loan markets skillfully, despite plummeting oil prices

ENERGY MIDSTREAM: Opportunity knocking

Energy transportation companies and the world’s largest investment firms are eager to play leading roles in the development of Mexico’s pipeline network as the country fo...

FIBRA UNO

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

The Mexican real estate investment trust’s third follow-on since its 2011 IPO has added liquidity to its stock while luring international investors

FRONT NOTES: A time to be bold

GRUPO GLORIA

The Peruvian conglomerate has grown steadily into neighboring countries through acquisitions

INSTITUTIONAL WEALTH CENTRAL AMERICA: Planning for the future

With small but growing pools of assets, pension fund managers in Central America are set to have greater investment freedom in the years ahead. By Lucy Conger

INVESTOR REPORT INFRASTRUCTURE: Queuing up

Jamaica completes dual-tranche sale

Island nation sells bond to pay back PDVSA

JBS

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

The Brazilian protein firm is spending large as it seeks rapid global expansion – but it can still show restraint where it deems necessary

MARFRIG

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Dexterity and timing characterize Marfrig’s activity in the capital markets, as it brought down funding costs with a number of liability management exercises

NEWS BONDS: Fade back out

Latin American issuers tap dollar and euro bonds, but concern over Greek default silences markets. By Patrick Ferguson

NEWS EQUITY/M&A: Acquisitive mood

Deal flow across a range of industries picked up in the second quarter of the year. By Eduardo García

NEWS LOANS: Finding favor

Borrowers secure larger deals, but fewer corporates come to the market as gears shift toward project finance. By Patrick Ferguson

NEWS PEOPLE: The next shift

Chile switched up its cabinet, while executives made rounds at Mexican banks and corporates. By Jennifer P. Roig

PARTING SHOT: The pursuit of growth

Normalizing trade and financial relations with the rest of the world should be a priority for Argentina, and will set the sovereign on the path to investment grade, says ...

PEMEX

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

The Mexican oil and gas company has been tapping local and international investors while pioneering platforms

TRADE FINANCE BRAZIL: Guaranteed revival

A little-used export financing wrap is set to boom as BNDES takes a step back from lending. By Sara Rosner