Middle East

GP Investments gets funding for BR Properties deal

Brazil Middle East M&A

Private equity firm reaches an agreement with Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund to help acquire the Brazilian real estate developer

Saudi agri-investor agrees 20% Minerva stake

Brazil Middle East M&A

Saudi Agricultural & Livestock Investment plans to inject $188m into Brazilian meat exporter

BRF nets QNIE logistics arm

Brazil Middle East M&A

Brazilian food company closes purchase of Qatari frozen food distribution business

Abraaj nets majority stake in Urbano

Ecuador El Salvador Middle East

The Dubai-based PE firm aims to expand the company's services

Cabei paves way for Yen return

Central America Middle East Bonds

Multilateral lender considers return to Japanese Yen market for 2015 borrowing plan

Middle Easterner Targets Afore Cash

Mexico Middle East Funds

Dubai-based investor Abraaj Group is preparing a fund for Mexico’s certificado de desarrollo de capital (CCD) market, according to regulatory documents. The size and timi...

EBX Loses CFO, Tweaks Mubadala Deal

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil

Otavio Lazcano has resigned as CFO of Brazil’s EBX, the company says. CEO Eike Batista will step in to assume his duties. The move comes as several of the group’s operati...

DEAL OF THE YEAR: Private Equity Deal

Brazil Middle East M&A

Mubadala / EBX

Abu Dhabi Plucks Brazilian Fund Manager

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil

Eduardo Favrin has been named head of Latin America for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority’s (ADIA) internal equities department, ADIA says. Favrin, who comes from HSBC G...

Middle East Appetite Growing as Abu Dhabi Makes EBX Bet

Brazil Middle East M&A

Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Development Company has agreed to pay $2bn for a 5.63% stake in Brazil’s EBX group, underscoring the growing trend of big-ticket ...

Santander Brazil Surrenders 4.41% to Qatari Bondholder

Brazil Middle East Europe

Spain’s Banco Santander has transferred roughly 4.41% of its Santander Brasil subsidiary to a Qatari government vehicle holding its convertible bonds, exercising an optio...

Saudi Dairy Buys Argentina's Fondomont

Argentina Middle East M&A

Saudi dairy company Almarai has acquired Argentine farm operator Fondomonte for SAR13m ($83.19m), in a transaction that gives Almarani a source for animal feed. The Saudi...

Qatar Buys Into Santander Brazil

Brazil Middle East Equity

Santander has agreed to sell a 5% stake in the Santander Brasil unit to Qatar Holding in the form of $2.72bn in convertible bonds. The mandatorily convertible 6.75% 3-yea...

ABC Brasil Raises Tier 2

Middle East

Banco ABC Brasil has sold $300m in Tier 2 bonds in its debut dollar market issue. The Ba1 rated mid-sized corporate credit specialist controlled by the Arab Banking Corpo...

Carlyle Purchases Mexican Retailer

Middle East

The Carlyle Group has bought Arabela, a door-to-door retailer of beauty products, from Procorp and Advent International, a private equity firm, for an undisclosed amount....