LyondellBasell, Odebrecht break off Braskem talks

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil

Dutch and Brazilian firms call off a deal after almost a year of talks

Tariff threat puts a damper on Mexican markets

Economy & Policy Equity Loans

Loans, IPOs and M&A deals face delays as the US moves to put import duties on Mexican goods

Political strife hits Peru's equity markets

Equity Capital Markets Economy & Policy

Mid-sized companies are effectively shut out of the Lima stock exchange, source says

Petrobras starts sale of more oilfields

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Energy

Brazil's state-owned energy company issues teasers for two concessions in Bahia

French, Chinese firms circle Sempra's Luz del Sur

M&A Energy Electricity

Engie and an unnamed Chinese company are the likely bidders for the Peruvian power utility, source says

Pátria invests in Smartfit

Equity M&A Asset Management

Brazilian private equity firm puts $127m into the fitness chain

BRF, Marfrig talk merger

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil

Brazilian food companies could create one of the world's largest meat producers with tie-up

CPFL Energia outlines share sale

Equity Capital Markets M&A

Brazilian energy company could raise $1.4bn to buy State Grid's stake in CPFL Renováveis

Fraport raises stake in Lima airport

M&A Peru Andean

German airport operator picks up another 10% from AC Capitales and increases its share to 80%

Centauro owner ups offer for Netshoes

M&A Brazil

Grupo SBF drives up the price to $109m as it tries to outbid the local retail chain Magazine Luiza

EDP buys transmission line in Brazil

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Energy

Energy company agrees to shell out $102m for a 142km line in Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul

Petrobras opens more oilfield sales

M&A Energy Economy & Policy

Brazil's state-owned energy company sends out teasers for 27 onshore sites in Espírito Santo

Magazine Luiza increases Netshoes bid

M&A Brazil Equity

Brazilian retailer improves its offer to $93m for the online shoe store

BlackRock buys Mexican solar plant

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Funds

US private equity firm acquires a 68 MWp project from Canadian Solar for an undisclosed amount

Duratex buys Cecrisa

M&A Brazil

Brazilian wood panel manufacturers picks up the ceramic tile company for $130m