Fonplata picks interim CEO

People International Financial Institutions Brazil

Luciana Botafogo steps in for Juan Notaro until a permanent replacement is elected in March 2023

Argentina set for surge in lithium M&A

M&A Energy In Depth

Big companies are looking to buy projects to meet rising demand, source says

Minka makes plans for next fundraising round

Equity Funds IPO

Colombian fintech could raise another $50 mln before the end of the year, COO says

Mercantil Santa Cruz acquires Acurio Restaurantes

M&A Equity Commerce

Bolivia's largest lender buys a majority stake in the restaurant group founded by Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio

Trilogy to sell Bolivian telco

M&A Telecoms Mobile

US operator deals its stake in Nuevatel to Peruvian wireless company Balesia

Canacol to drill for gas in Bolivia

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Energy Gas

Canadian oil and gas company signs a contract with state-owned YPFB to drill seven natural gas wells in Santa Cruz

Bolivia ends long absence with benchmark bond

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds Debt

South American sovereign issuer prints $850 mln in eight-year notes with a "reasonable" coupon of 7.5%, economy minister says

Bolivia sets rates for new bonds

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds Debt

South American sovereign issuer expects to price eight-year notes at 7.5% after extending the buyback deadline last week

IDB Invest funds SME loans through Banco FIE, Promerica

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy IDB Invest Loans

IDB's private sector affiliate provides $45 mln to finance women-run businesses in Bolivia and the Dominican Republic

Bolivia sets date for bond return

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds Debt

South American sovereign issuer plans to price a benchmark-sized deal on February 17

Tul looks ahead to Nasdaq listing

Debt Equity Funds

Colombian e-commerce company first plans to borrow $20 mln to fund its expansion in Brazil and Mexico

Chile awards lithium rights

M&A Energy Argentina

China's BYD and Chile's Mineras del Norte pick up extraction contracts worth $121 mln

IDB approves five new sustainable loans

International Financial Institutions Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Economy & Policy

US-based development bank grants $1.8 bln in financing, including $1.2 bln for rural development in Brazil and $300 mln for loans through Fonplata

Argentina earmarks more funds for gas pipeline project

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt Funds

Government to seek builders of the $2.5 bln project in a bid to reduce dollar-draining gas imports and boost exports

Ecopetrol looks for acquisitions in ISA's markets

Debt Bonds Loans

Colombia's state-owned oil company see opportunities in fuel storage, renewable energy and hydrocarbons, CEO says