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Mexico Visits Samurai Buyside

Mexico Japan Bonds

Mexico is visiting Japanese credit investors this week through Wednesday, according to people familiar with the process. The issuer has indicated previously that a Japane...

Japanese Telecom Specialist Partners with Brazilian

Brazil Japan M&A

Japanese manufacturer Oki Electric Industry has agreed to acquire a 70% stake in Brazilian electronics company Itautec’s automation and services business for BRL100m ($49...

Mitsui Enters Brazil Hydro Project

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Japan’s Mitsui has agreed to enter the Jirau hydroelectric project in Brazil’s Amazon region, buying a 20% stake from GDF Suez in the ESBR Participacoes vehicle, the part...

Mazda Mexico JV Closes Financing

Mexico Japan Loans

Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico, a joint venture between Mazda and Sumitomo Corporation, has closed a $320m, 7-year term loan, according to sources familiar with the ...

Japanese Group Closes Brazilian Offshore Loan

Brazil Japan Loans

The Cernambi Norte project has closed on a $1.17bn financing package, according to people familiar with the transaction. The deal includes a $700m, 19-year JBIC-funded tr...

Japanese Insurer Adds in Brazil

Brazil Japan M&A

NKSJ has increased its stake in Brazil's Martima Seguros, it says, at a cost of BRL200m ($98m). The Japanese insurance group acquires 37% of Maritima's common shares and ...

Mitsui Buys into Mexican Wind Farm

Mexico Japan M&A

Mitsui has agreed to acquire a 50% stake in EDF’s Bii Stinu Mexican wind energy project, it says. The 164 megawatt farm in Oaxaca has a total project cost of MXP5.1bn ($3...

Petrobras, Peru Get Japanese Funds

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Following the recent IMF meetings in Tokyo, Petrobras has come away with up to $1bn in funding from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and Peru’s govern...

AMX Files Yen Shelf

Mexico Japan Bonds

America Movil has filed a 2-year JPY150bn ($1.91bn) bond shelf in Japan, according to a source familiar with the filing. There were no immediate details of any first issu...

Mitsui Adds GN Mexico Gas Stake

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Mitsui & Co is set to purchase a 15% stake in Gas Natural Mexico (GNM), it says, spending $93m. The Japanese buyer has agreed to acquire 13.25% from Spain’s Iberdrola for...

Banco do Brasil Revives Yen Issuance

Brazil Japan Bonds

Banco do Brasil is planning to price a new 3-year yen-denominated bond as soon as Friday, according to sources familiar with the matter, reviving plans put on hold in lat...

Banco do Brasil Waits on Yen Bond

Brazil Japan Bonds

Banco do Brasil has opted to wait on a yen-denominated bond sale and revisit pricing efforts after the scheduled quarterly earnings report on August 14, according to sour...

Banco do Brasil Plans Yen Issuance

Brazil Japan Bonds

Banco do Brasil is preparing a yen-denominated bond, according to sources familiar with the matter. The bank has selected Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Banco do Brasil, ...

Mizuho Gets WestLB Brazil

Brazil Japan M&A

Mizuho has agreed to acquire WestLB’s Brazilian subsidiary, it says. The company did not respond to request for comment regarding the value, but Japanese and other media ...

Mexico Clinches JBIC-Less Samurai

Mexico Japan Bonds

Mexico became the first BBB rated borrower to issue a Samurai bond without JBIC support, placing JPY80bn ($1bn) in 3-year and 5-year bonds in the Japanese market. The dea...