Asia

BTG Stake Sale Imminent

Asia

BTG Pactual is likely to close a 15% stake sale to J. Christopher Flowers, Government of Singapore Investment Corp (GIC) and other investors relatively soon, according to...

Thai Company Buys Invista

Mexico Asia M&A

Koch Industries has sold its Invista unit to Thailand-based Indorama Ventures for $420m. Among the assets sold to the PET manufacturer is Grupo Arteva, a collection of Me...

China’s CCB Pushes RMB Trade

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Structured Finance

China Construction Bank (CCB) sees scope to significantly increase volume in its settlement business supporting RMB-denominated trade between LatAm and China. “We think i...

Seoul Appoints Senior LatAm Advisor

Caribbean Asia

Botsford Global says it has been appointed senior advisor for LatAm and the Caribbean to the Korean government. Washington DC-based start-up Botsford will help source pro...

China Latin America Links Proliferate

Brazil Venezuela Ecuador

Cultural barriers remain, but the China-LatAm relationship is starting to blossom. Both sides hope to convert dialogue into more frequent large transactions.

Cosan Invigorates Perpetuals

Brazil Asia Bonds

Cosan has raised $300m in NC5 perpetual bonds, offering buyers a yield that appeared to compensate for recent skepticism surrounding the structure. The sugar and ethanol ...

China SWF Mulls LatAm PE Investment

Asia China Funds

Sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation (CIC) wants to boost exposure to LatAm, potentially via private equity. "For us Latin America is a very important regio...

Singapore SWF Buys Into Odebrecht

Brazil Asia M&A

Brazil’s Odebrecht Oil and Gas (OOG) says Temasek, Singapore’s $133bn sovereign wealth fund, has invested $400m in the company. According to Odebrecht, the investment wil...

BTG Heard Discussing SWF Stake Sale

Brazil Asia M&A

Brazil-based investment bank and asset manger BTG is heard to be in talks about a private equity capital raise with Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC. “We are discussin...

Brazil Developer Readies DCM Debut

Asia

Commercial real estate developer BR Properties is aiming for its first dollar bond. It will visit investors beginning in Hong Kong and Switzerland Monday, and hit Singapo...

China Inc Upbeat on LatAm Power

Asia

Chinese companies are surveying the power generation and transmission in LatAm, with Sinohydro and China Machine New Energy Corporation (CMNEC) both showing significant i...

LatAm Hopes to Boost China Ties

Asia

LatAm corporates and finance ministries expect commercial relationships with China to grow and strengthen over the coming years. However, overcoming cultural differences ...

China Investors Seen Warming to LatAm

Asia

While FDI and trade between LatAm and China has increased 10x over the last 6 years, there have only just started to be the first signs of Chinese portfolio investments, ...

China-LatAm Flow Still Distant

Asia

Despite all the talk about significant capital flow from China to LatAm, bankers, issuers and investors admit that the actual business being done remains relatively minor...

Sino-Minemet Seeks LatAm Mines

Asia

Sino-Minemet, a Chinese producer of metallurgical products, alloys and metals wants to expand its LatAm investments. It sees a growing need to invest in mines, instead of...