Archive

July / August 2016

Breaking point: How overleveraged companies are testing investors' limits. Also, Cuban creditors line up for talks, the Caribbean's oil dilemma, Colombia's 4G progress and the best corporate issuers in the capital markets for 2016.

AWARDS: CORPORATE WITH THE BEST CAPITAL MARKETS STRATEGY: ANDES

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Chile

Capping a two-year financial strengthening plan, Parque Arauco skillfully tapped local bond and equity markets

AWARDS: CORPORATE WITH THE BEST EQUITY MARKET STRATEGY

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Mexico

The Mexican conglomerate’s listing of its autopart subsidiary impressed observers

AWARDS: CORPORATE WITH THE BEST LOAN MARKET STRATEGY

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Loans Mexico

After being acquired by Grupo Alfa, Axtel has moved quickly to reduce its financing costs

AWARDS: CORPORATE WITH THE BEST REGIONAL M&A STRATEGY

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Colombia M&A

The Colombian holding company has grown steadily into neighboring markets

AWARDS: CORPORATE WITH BEST CAPITAL MARKETS STRATEGY: CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Capital Markets Caribbean

Sound relationships with regional and international lenders paved the way for a series of successful transactions

AWARDS: CORPORATE WITH THE BEST BOND MARKET STRATEGY: LATAM HIGH GRADE

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds

Latin America’s largest wireless carrier opened the way this year for the region´s corporates to tap the European bond market

AWARDS: CORPORATE WITH THE BEST CAPITAL MARKETS STRATEGY: BRAZI

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt Brazil

Brazil’s Fibria has funded a $2.7 billion plant expansion and other projects, despite headwinds in the country’s debt capital markets

AWARDS: CORPORATE WITH THE BEST EX-REGIONAL M&A STRATEGY

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy M&A Brazil

As its home economy stutters, BRF pursues growth with a series of global acquisitions

AWARDS: CORPORATE WITH BEST CAPITAL MARKETS STRATEGY: MEXICO, CORPORATE WITH BEST BOND MARKET STRATEGY: LATAM HIGH YIELD, CORPORATE WITH THE OVERALL BEST CAPITAL MARKETS STRATEGY

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Mexico Bonds

The Mexican company has worked with lenders and bondholders this year to further improve its debt profile as it strives for a ratings lift

AWARDS BEST CORPORATES 2016

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

From debt buy backs to equity sales and acquisitions on the other side of the world, LatinFinance’s 2016 Best Corporates in the Capital Markets led the way for their peer...

Parting Shot: Dual track

Peru Comment & Opinion

Stimulating the private sector and unlocking stalled investment projects should give Peru’s economy the boost it needs to keep growing, says Alfredo Thorne

PERU ECONOMY: A hundred thousand obstacles

Peru

Peru’s new president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has ambitious plans to accelerate economic growth and private investment. But he faces tough political opposition

NEWS LOANS: Funding the gap

Loans Project & Infrastructure Finance Colombia

Project finance loans are taking center stage in Latin America as developers seek financing for toll roads in Colombia and natural gas pipelines in Mexico

NEWS PEOPLE: Brazilian shake-up

Brazil People

Petrobras, BNDES and Brazil’s central bank get new leadership after Michel Temer takes the presidency

JULY/ AUGUST 2016 FRONT NOTES: Brexit fallout

NEWS EQUITY/M&A: Moving forward

Equity

Odebrecht advances its divestment plans, while the equities market looks set for a busier second half

NEWS BONDS: Beyond Brexit

Bonds

Britain’s vote to leave the EU briefly put the cross-border bond market on hold, but Latin American issuers now find themselves in a rush to get to market before the summ...

COLOMBIA INFRASTRUCTURE: Gearing up

Colombia Project & Infrastructure Finance

After months of delays in closing financing packages for the first 4G toll road concessions, authorities are confident the process is gaining momentum

CARIBBEAN ENERGY: A green future

Caribbean

Moving away from imported oil-generated power is increasingly important in the Eastern Caribbean. But making the switch is expensive

CARIBBEAN DEBT: Eyeing the market

Caribbean Bonds

Regional sovereigns are increasingly looking at international bonds to raise financing, but investors may prove hard to entice

COVER STORY: Ready to snap

Equity Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Features

With the heady days of frenetic borrowing now a distant memory, Latin American companies are finding their debt is quickly becoming a chain blocking their path forward. A...