Oil majors skip second auction in Brazil

M&A Energy Gas

Petrobras and CNPC take the Aram block for the minimum bid, but four other blocks receive no offers

JBS subsidiary acquires Marba

M&A Equity Brazil

Seara agrees to buy the São Bernardo do Campo-based cold meats business for an undisclosed amount

Itaúsa team wins bidding for Liquigás

M&A Energy Gas

Itaú's holding company and its partners, Copagaz and Nacional Gás, offer more than $900 mln to buy the LPG business from Petrobras

UBS, Banco do Brasil form new investment bank

M&A Asset Management Bonds

Swiss financial services firm will hold a majority stake in the new venture with Brazil's state-owned lender

Brazil misses mark in oil auction

M&A Energy Gas

Government earns $17 bln from selling offshore blocks when it had expected to get $26 bln

Sterlite sells transmission line

M&A Energy Electricity

Indian developer offloads the Arcoverde project to the local asset management firm Vinci Partners for $36 mln

Itaú invests in Equatorial Energia

M&A Equity Capital Markets

Brazilian bank agrees to pay $246 mln for 9.9% of the power company's electric utility subsidiary

CMPC seals Sepac purchase

M&A Chile

Chilean paper company trims purchase price to become the largest tissue maker in Brazil

Codelco awards desalination plant

Project & Infrastructure Finance M&A Chile

Chile's state-owned copper miner grants the 22-year contract to a consortium led by Marubeni from Japan

Itaú acquires software company

M&A Equity Regulation

Brazilian bank agrees to spend $143 mln over four years to buy Zup

Intermédica acquires another rival

M&A Loans Debt

Brazilian healthcare company agrees to pay $650 mln in cash and stock for Clinipam

ISA acquires 4G toll road

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Colombia

Colombian state-owned holding company agrees to spend $145 mln for Concesión Costera, buying its first highway concession in the country

Gafisa exits Alphaville

M&A Equity Brazil

Brazilian real estate company sells its 21% stake to co-owner Pátria for $25m

Ecopetrol, Oxy get go-ahead to form Permian JV

M&A Equity Energy

Colombia's state-owned oil company has lined up $1.5bn in investments for a new shale gas company in western Texas

Knight enters Latin America with Biotoscana deal

M&A Equity Brazil

Canadian pharmaceutical company spends $145m to take control of a Brazilian peer and earn access to 10 markets in the region