Europe

Nestlé buys speciality chocolate maker in Chile

M&A Andean Latin America

Swiss food conglomerate gets regulatory approval to acquire La Fête

S&P expects fewer foreign bidders in Brazil's next concession auctions

Credit Ratings S&P Global Economy & Policy

But rating agency still sees "sufficient" investor appetite due to financing conditions and the infrastructure gap

Argentina to seek support for debt refinancing in Europe

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy International Monetary Fund (IMF) Debt

Economy minister is trying to renegotiate $46 bln in debts with the Paris Club and the IMF

Raízen picks banks for IPO

Equity IPO Capital Markets

Brazilian ethanol company hires four bookrunners and plans to add more for a share sale expected to top $2 bln

Interoil sets up share sale for new wells in Colombia

Equity Capital Markets Oil

Norway-listed oil company could also use the proceeds to reopen 19 wells in Argentina

Colbún sheds power line business

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt M&A

Chilean utility company earns $1.3 bln in the sale to a group led by Dutch pension fund APG

IDB issues EYE bonds in Swedish kronor

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Bonds Debt

US-based development prints $126 mln in five-year bonds for youth education and employment in Latin America

Alpek, ContourGlobal create carbon company

M&A Mexico Europe

Mexican petchem firm partners with the British power company to sell CO2 to the food and medical industries

Grupo Axo axes C&A deal

M&A Mexico Europe

Mexican retail group blames the COVID-19 pandemic for abandoning an offer to buy the European clothing store's local business

Solek finances solar plants in Chile

Loans Debt Project & Infrastructure Finance

Czech solar power developer gets $85 mln from Natixis for a 110 MW portfolio

Chubb moves to merge Banchile business

M&A Equity Andean

US insurance company plans to ask for shareholder approval on March 31

FDN funds electric buses in Bogotá

Loans Colombia China

Colombian development bank provides $86 mln for Ashmore-led Electribús to buy 259 vehicles from China's BYD

Tenaris buys Baker Hughes assets in Argentina

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy M&A Latin America

Steel pipe maker bets on growth in fracking services in Vaca Muerta

S&P downgrades Aruba on slower recovery

Credit Ratings S&P Global Downgrade

Rating agency says the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic could last longer than expected

Bci sells green bonds to European investors

Bonds Debt Fixed Income

Chile's third-largest lender raises $54 mln in a private deal, its largest sale of a such a bond