Ânima buys UniAGES

M&A Brazil

Brazilian education company moves into the Northeast with a $50m acquisition

Banco Pan studies share sale

Equity Capital Markets Brazil

Brazilian lender says it wants to increase its free float on the local stock exchange

IDB Invest, IFC lead loan for LD Celulose

Loans Debt Structured Finance

Multilateral lenders split the underwriting duties on $600m in financing for a new factory in Minas Gerais

BlackRock buys Triunfo assets

M&A Equity Project & Infrastructure Finance

US asset management firm pays $43m for the Três Irmãos hydro plant and the transmission company CSE

Eletrobras pays back Petrobras

Debt Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Brazilian power company uses funds from a May debenture sale to settle some of its debts with the state-owned energy company

CVC tries to buy Argentine travel agent

M&A Equity Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Brazilian travel company offers $77m to acquire Almundo from Spain's Iberostar

Kroton assesses IPO for Saber

IPO Equity Capital Markets

Brazilian education company evaluates a capital markets transaction for its basic education unit

MV24 trims spread on project bond

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Brazilian FPSO issues 15-year notes at 6.75% to refinance a $1bn loan from 2012

Celulose Irani sells local notes

Debenture Capital Markets Debt

Brazilian paper company issues $131m in six-year debentures

Camargo Corrêa signs leniency agreement

Regulation Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance

Brazilian builder agrees to pay $365m to settle corruption charges

Brazil's central bank suggests lower rates to come

Economy & Policy Capital Markets Regulation

Selic could end the year at 5.5% as inflation runs at "comfortable levels," monetary policy committee says

MODEC lines up project bond

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Japanese offshore floating platform company could issue $1bn in 15-year notes to refinance an FPSO in Brazil, source says

BR Malls could sell more assets

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil

Brazilian shopping mall company could offload two or three smaller properties as it focuses on top-tier assets

Fitch upgrades Banrisul

Capital Markets Bonds Debt

Rio Grande do Sul state bank gets a BB- for its stable business model

Globo, Stone partner on credit card machines

M&A Brazil

Brazilian media firm and payments company focus on microbusinesses with new joint venture