Central America

CABEI issues first sports bond

Bonds Debt International Financial Institutions

Central American development bank raises $65 mln in a deal with Japan's Meiji Yasuda

Bladex borrows from Bancomext

Funds Loans Central America

Panama City-based trade finance bank gets $115 mln to finance exports from Mexico and imports from abroad

S&P calls El Salvador's debt swap a default

Credit Ratings Bonds Debt

Rating agency leaves the Central American country moored at CCC+ after last month's exchange of pension-related debt

Paystand considers new financing round for expansion

M&A Central America Colombia

US B2B payments firm is focused on growing in Mexico but is also "spending time" in Central American markets, CEO says

Fitch upgrades El Salvador after local debt swap

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy International Financial Institutions International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Rating agency gives the Central American country a CCC+ after a recent exchange of pension-related debt

Lazard shuts five offices in Latin America

M&A Andean Latin America

US financial advisory firm plans to scale back operations in response to a decline in M&A activity

Globcash mulls options for share listing

Debt Equity Funds

Mexican pawn shop operator could go for a direct listing, but it has not ruled out an IPO, source says

Energuate asks for IFC loan

International Financial Institutions World Bank Loans

Guatemalan power company requests $100 mln to help cover investments through 2025

Quálitas makes US acquisition

M&A Central America Latin America

Mexican car insurer buys control of an unnamed US technology company with operations in Mexico, Colombia and Costa Rica

Good prices bring buyers to LatAm M&A

M&A Central America Latin America

European and Chinese companies are looking to make deals in "attractive countries" like Chile, Ecuador and Brazil, lawyer says

S&P upgrades Guatemala on economic recovery

Credit Ratings S&P Global Upgrade

Central American country's rating rises to BB as GDP growth is expected to remain above 3% per year through 2026

Arca Continental relies on 'own resources' for investments

Debt Funds Central America

Mexican Coca-Cola bottler plans to spend $804 mln this year with half for Mexico and the other half for the United States and South America

SoftBank predicts IPOs for LatAm start-ups

IPO Central America Latin America

Japanese investor lists firms in Brazil. Mexico and Colombia that could go public once market conditions improve, according to Bloomberg

Accel-KKR plans more software acquisitions in LatAm

M&A Central America Latin America

US private equity firm looks to build on three recent deals in Mexico and Colombia, says CEO of new division

BAC Credomatic completes bond sale in Costa Rica

Bonds Debt Fixed Income

Central American financial group's local division issues $13 mln in five-year notes to pay off debt and fund investments