Australia

Sumitomo gets go-ahead for Nufarm acquisition

M&A Regulation Equity

Japanese chemical company could close the purchase of the Australian agrochemical company's businesses in South America by the end of the month

Orica to buy explosives company in Peru

M&A Equity Capital Markets

Australian company will take a 83.5% stake in Exsa and launch an offer to buy out other shareholders

Macquarie acquires Colombian toll road

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Equity

Australian financial group takes over the BTS concession from CSS Constructores

Clearing Brazil's muddy waters

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Capital Markets Debt

New sanitation law to clean up dirty waters making a splash

Aleática, Sacyr borrow again for Chilean toll road

Loans Project & Infrastructure Finance Debt

Spanish developers get another $48 mln in inflation-linked funding from the same eight lenders as last year

Karoon closes loan for oil field acquisition in Brazil

Loans Project & Infrastructure Finance Debt

Australian oil and gas company signs a four-year loan from ING for the Baúna deal

Moody's upgrades Aleatica toll road

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Rating agency gives Autopista Amozoc-Perote a Baa1, citing "robust" traffic and revenue growth

Macquarie power project faces uncertain future

Project & Infrastructure Finance Loans Debt

Australian investor has not secured an adequate supply of natural gas to run the 560 MW plant in Mexico, sources say

Macquarie opens private equity office in Mexico City

Equity M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance

Australian investor forms a seven-member team to make direct investments in infrastructure and energy firms

Aleatica departs Toluca airport

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Mexico

State-owned operator GACM agrees to buy 49%, bringing the airport into public hands

Brazil ushers in reserve-based lending  

Loans Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Trident and Karoon sign the first such loans in the country to buy upstream assets from Petrobras

Petrobras sells upstream assets  

M&A Energy Gas

Trident buys two clusters for $851m, while Karoon acquires an oilfield for $665m

Nufarm sells CRAs in Brazil

Capital Markets Brazil Australia

Australian agrochemical company issues $54m in receivables through Gaia and BNP Paribas

CAF considers Kangaroo bonds

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

South American development bank met investors in Sydney and Melbourne last month to go over a possible deal

Fitch upgrades JBS

Capital Markets Bonds Brazil

Rating agency expects the Brazilian meatpacker to lower debt levels on rising cashflow