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Itaú hires new M&A head in Chile

People Chile Brazil

Federico Ravazzani takes over the department after the departure of Raúl Schmidt

Amherst Pierpont hires LatAm strategist

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Capital Markets Debt

Siobahn Morden will draft the US broker dealer's investment strategy for Latin American sovereign debt

Slim's Mexican retail arm boosts stake in Miniso to 33%

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Equity People

Japanese company plans to double number of stores in Mexico to 200

SMBC hires executive from HSBC

Capital Markets Debt Bonds

Dumas to serve as executive director for corporate finance

Former Brazilian central banker heads to BIS

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds Debt

Tombini tapped to be as representative for Americas

Urzúa resignation stirs new doubts about AMLO economic policies

Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy People

Peso tumbles after finance minister cites policy differences with AMLO administration

Mexican finance ministry official denies Pemex heading to a debt crisis

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Gabriel Yorio says Pemex’s debt and tax woes are manageable but will take time to resolve

Accel-KKR makes majority investment in Chile's Lemontech

Equity M&A People

Lemontech plans to use the investment to accelerate its international expansion

SMBC hires Mizuho loans banker

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Sara Pirzada will join SMBC's loan syndication team

Ex-Itaú M&A banker joins Santander in Colombia

M&A People Colombia

Marcel Patiño joins Santander in Bogotá, sources say

Avianca names new CFO

People Debt Colombia

Adrian Neuhauser leaves Credit Suisse to help turn around the Colombian airline

Jefferies hires former Goldman Sachs director

People Capital Markets Bonds

US investment bank appoints Juan Carlos Lorenzo to head its LatAm DCM business, source says

JPMorgan makes Chilean hire

People Capital Markets Chile

Raúl Schmidt joins the investment banking team from Itaú BBA

Brazil appoints new BNDES head

People Economy & Policy Politics

Privatization advocate Gustavo Montezano is picked to take over the national development bank

Avianca names new CEO

People Debt Bonds

Anko van der Werff takes control as the Colombian airline works on refinancing $550m in bonds