Brazil

Azul to wage 'aggressive' battle for Avianca Brasil

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Regulation

Brazilian airline is expected to make the "highest possible bid" for the bankrupt carrier, analyst says

Invepar peddles CART toll road

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Debt

Brazilian infrastructure investor hires a financial advisor to find a buyer for the concessionaire

B3 issues local debt

Debenture Debt Capital Markets

São Paulo stock exchange earns more than $300m from the sale of 30-year debentures

GS Inima buys Brazilian water biz from Brookfield

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Funds

Spanish water company pays $188m to take control of BRK Ambiental from the Canadian investor

Caixa Seguridade restarts search for partners

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Regulation

Brazilian insurance company looks to form joint ventures to sell policies at its branches

Debt sales drop in Brazil

Debenture Debt Capital Markets

Debenture deals decline 37% in the first four months of the year as equity offers stay flat

Casino reviews LatAm assets

M&A Brazil Colombia

French retail group says it is studying "various strategic options" for its businesses in the region

Totvs raises money for acquisitions

M&A Equity Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Brazilian software company stands to earn more than $280m from an upcoming share sale

Brazilian equities gain ground in first half

Equity IPO Capital Markets

Deals from Centauro and BK Brasil stand out as highlights, while Neoenergia and Carrefour Brasil prepare share sales of their own

Brazil adds to concessions program

Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance Politics

PPI includes 59 projects with an estimated $405bn in total investments over 30 years

Gerdau raises more reais

Debenture Debt Capital Markets

Brazilian steelmaker gets $354m from a two-part deal, its second local debt sale in six months

Hapvida looks to local bond market

Debenture Bonds Debt

Brazilian healthcare company plans to sell more than $500m in debentures to fund part of the $1.27bn acquisition of rival São Francisco

Brazil's central bank dismisses rate hike this year

Economy & Policy Capital Markets Regulation

Copom also lowers its Selic forecasts for 2020 after keeping the benchmark rate at a historic low

Bioceánico increases bond offer on high demand

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Queiroz Galvão and Ocho A go to the bond market to raise all the money they need for a highway in Paraguay, government official says

BR Distribuidora considers bids for Petrobras refineries

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

Brazilian fuel distributor has a "duty" to look into the refinery sales by its parent company, CEO says