Moody's upgrades Escondida

Credit Ratings Moody's Investors Service Upgrade

Chilean copper miner benefits from strategic importance to its owners, BHP and Rio Tinto, rating agency says

Minerva forms JV with SALIC for Australian buys

M&A Equity Brazil

Brazilian meatpacker partners with the Saudi agricultural and livestock company to acquire two sheep processing plants in Western Australia

JBS seeks growth in aquaculture

Equity M&A Capital Markets

Brazilian food company hooks into the business with acquisition of Australian salmon company

Aleatica picks up project financing in Chile

Loans Project & Infrastructure Finance Toll Road

IFM-owned infrastructure company borrows $205 mln for the Puente Industrial concession in Concepción

Aleatica finishes financing 4G toll road

Debt Loans Bonds

Spanish infrastructure company raises a total of $733 mln in dollars and pesos for the Autopista Río Magdalena 2, FDN says

IDB Invest issues social bonds in Aussie dollars

International Financial Institutions Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Bonds

IDB's private sector affiliate raises $303 mln to fund projects through a sustainable debt framework that it introduced this year

Aleatica to fund 4G toll road in bond market

Bonds Debt Fixed Income

Madrid-based infrastructure company plans to issue $245 mln in inflation-linked notes for the Autopista Río Magdalena in Colombia

Australian lithium merger targets Argentina

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy M&A Latin America

Orocobre and Galaxy plan to create a leading global lithium producer with a head office in Argentina

SQM sets price for share sale

Equity Capital Markets Chile

Chilean chemical company could raise $1.12 bln to fund a lithium project in Australia

IDB issues SDBs in Aussie dollars

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Bonds Fixed Income

Meiji Yasuda Life acquires $100 mln in 10-year notes in the development bank's third private placement with a Japanese insurance company this year

SQM to raise capital through follow-on

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Equity Project & Infrastructure Finance

Chilean chemical company says it will use most of the proceeds to finance a new lithium project in Australia

Appian targets LatAm mines with new fund

Funds Project & Infrastructure Finance Equity

British firm has already deployed 40% of the $775 mln fund, including two investments in Brazil

Enaex to buy Australian blasting business

Equity M&A Chile

Chilean company agrees to pay $45 mln for Downer Blasting Services in its latest international acquisition

AES subsidiary sells stake in Chile

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Asset Management M&A

Chilean utility company gets $114 mln from a Toesca-run fund for 49% of Eléctrica Cochrane

Latin Resources recruits partner for lithium project in Argentina

Equity M&A Argentina

Integra agrees to invest in a joint venture with the Australian miner