IFC invests in private equity fund

Equity Loans Brazil

Multilateral lender gives $25 mln for L Catterton to provide capital for mid-sized businesses in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico

Brazil's Senate allows multilateral loans

Loans Debt Regulation

São Bernardo do Campos gets the go-ahead to borrow $80 mln from CAF, while Paraná receives permission to take $50 mln from IDB

Fitch cuts Brazilian airlines to B-  

Debt Capital Markets Coronavirus

Azul, Gol and LATAM are not expected to make a full recovery from coronavirus travel restrictions before 2022, rating agency says

IDB contributes to Paraguay's coronavirus response  

Loans Debt Economy & Policy

DC-based development bank arranges $210 mln in financing to support low-income households and small businesses

Digicel gives bondholders more time

Debt Bonds Fixed Income

Jamaica-based telecom extends the deadline until May 20 for creditors to accept a proposed debt restructuring

Argentina says debt restructuring talks 'positive'  

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Economy minister calls for creditors to submit counteroffers by May 22, raising expectations that a standby agreement can be reached

Buenos Aires province misses deadline for bond payment

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Province continues with restructuring talks, but risks triggering an acceleration clause on its dollar bonds

ACI draws investors to bond swap

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Uruguayan airport operator agrees to exchange $184 mln in 2032s for new notes with deferred payments and a higher coupon

Atvos resists calls to replace management

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt Capital Markets

Brazilian ethanol company repudiates claims by US private equity firms that changes are needed to restore profitability

NADB sets up green bonds in Swiss francs

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

US-based development bank hires Credit Suisse to arrange investor calls ahead of a possible benchmark-sized deal

Bondholders urge Buenos Aires province to conduct 'meaningful' talks

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Province responds by asking creditors for a "plausible" counteroffer

IDB Invest backs Tía expansion plans  

Loans Debt Coronavirus

Multilateral lender offers $40 mln for the retailer to open 100 new stores in the next few years

World Bank appoints new VP for LatAm, Caribbean  

Loans Latin America US

Veteran economist Carlos Felipe Jaramillo to manage relations with 31 countries and $32 bln in projects and grants

Chile tries to stabilize local financial markets  

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Loans

Central Bank says it will use an IMF credit line to underpin the banking sector during the coronavirus pandemic

CORRECTED: BP Bunge Bioenergia rules out BSBios bid for now

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil

Bioenergy joint venture may discuss making an offer with its financial advisers, source says