Caribbean

IFC names LatAm, Caribbean strategy, ops head

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Central America

Irene Arias will manage a $16bn portfolio, representing more than 25% of the multilateral’s global investment portfolio

Caribbean still a tough sell for private-equity firms

Caribbean Funds

The Caribbean offers investment opportunities to suit every risk profile. But private equity managers say it remains hard to attract institutional capital

InfraRed, Mota-Engil finance Aruban road

Caribbean Loans M&A

SMBC and AIB provide a $70m long-term loan for the Watty Vos Boulevard PPP

Grenada university receives term loan

Caribbean Loans

Goldman Sachs and Macquarie arrange a $125m facility for St. George's University

Bladex seeks four-year loan

Central America Caribbean Loans

Latin American trade bank picks Mizuho to lead a $75m syndicated facility

Fitch upgrades Trinidad Cement

Mexico Caribbean Trinidad & Tobago

Rating agency bumps up the cement maker by two notches after Cemex increases its ownership in the Caribbean company

CBC funds tender with new 2027 bond

Andean Central America Caribbean

Central American bottling company prints $500m in fresh debt to buy back outstanding 2022s

CAF returns with euro-denominated bond

Colombia Andean Venezuela

Latin American development bank prints €750m on the tighter end of initial price talk

Moody's casts negative outlook on LatAm sovereigns

Andean Central America Caribbean

Weak global economic environment and depressed commodity prices keep credit drivers low, rating agency says

CAF to issue euro-denominated note

Colombia Andean Venezuela

Bookrunners set guidance on the next five-year benchmark bond for the Latin American development bank

Mota-Engil sells control of Aruba road PPPs

Caribbean M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance

InfraRed buys 85% of the Watty Vos Boulevard and Green Corridor for an undisclosed amount

LatAm markets hope for a fresh start in 2017

Mexico Andean Ecuador

Bond bankers are confident of an active start in markets this year after a slow end to 2016

S&P downgrades the Bahamas

Caribbean Bahamas Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Caribbean sovereign loses its investment grade status due to weaker than expected GDP growth

Playa gets capital injection, culls IPO plans

Mexico Caribbean Jamaica

Mexican hotel operator gets $500m from Pace Holdings, an SPV owned by private equity firm TPG

Cemex charts Trinidad Cement takeover

Mexico Caribbean Trinidad & Tobago

Mexican cement maker makes offer to buy Caribbean peer for $87m