CFE links up with Engie to extend pipeline

Project & Infrastructure Finance Energy Gas

Mexico's state-owned electric utility signs an agreement with the French energy company to expand the Mayakan pipeline in the Yucatán

Casino starts Assaí share sale

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Equity Brazil

French retailer could earn more than $680 mln for 10% of the Brazilian wholesaler

Carrefour studies real estate carve-out in Brazil

Equity Commerce Retail shopping

French retailer's local subsidiary could create one of the largest real estate companies in Latin America with $290 mln in income

Four bidders vie for Fonterra dairy unit in Chile

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy M&A Chile

Companies from Canada, China, France and Peru are said to be preparing offers for Soprole

Argentina reaches deal with Paris Club

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

Agreement saves the country $248 mln in interest and pushes back payments to as late as 2028

Fitch downgrades Engie in Chile

Credit Ratings Fitch Ratings Downgrade

Rating agency cuts the French utility's subsidiary to BBB on elevated debt levels

Casino to lower stake in Assaí

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Equity Brazil

French retailer plans to sell $500 mln worth of shares in the Brazilian wholesaler to pay down debt

TotalEnergies invests in Brazilian renewables

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Equity M&A

French energy company plans to spend up to $108 mln to create a joint venture with local wind power developer Casa dos Ventos

Engie buys wind farms in Chile

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy M&A Chile

French utility pays $77 mln for three sites as part of its decarbonization strategy

Engie wins street lighting PPP in Curitiba

Project & Infrastructure Finance Brazil France

French utility offers a 71% discount for the 23-year contract

BNDES finances GreenYellow solar plants

Brazil France Solar

Brazilian development bank covers more than half of $22 mln in estimated investments by the French renewable energy company

Caixa insurance division sells stakes in subsidiaries to CNP

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Equity

Caixa Seguridade says it stands to receive $130 mln from its French partner

GMOL acquires comparator in Mexico

M&A Mexico Spain

Italian insurance broker to pay $150 mln for Rastreator and Lelynx comparison services in France, Mexico and Spain

Natixis arranges refinancing for solar farms in Chile

Project & Infrastructure Finance Energy Solar

French bank leads a $360 mln package for CC&L and CarbonFree to complete 53 projects under the PMGD program

CCR drops out of airport auction

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Equity M&A

Brazilian infrastructure group says it prefers not to commit to more investments as its CEO resigns