Petrobras keeps focus on lowering debt

Debt Energy Oil

Brazil's state-owned oil company ends the first quarter with the lowest debt-to-EBITDA ratio since 2012

GK Ventures adds to debut fund

Funds Equity ESG

Brazilian investment firm aims to raise a total of $76 mln for impact and ESG investments by the end of June

Fintual gets go-ahead in Mexico

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Chile Mexico

Chilean fintech offers two new funds worth at least $150 mln on a digital platform for retail investors

Argentina seeks IMF deal as soon as possible

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Debt

IMF managing director says she is open to reducing surcharges on the country's debt payments

Terpel expands bond program

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds Debt

Colombia fuel distribution company increases the size of the debt shelf to $754 mln

Chedraui lines up loan for US acquisition

M&A Mexico United States

Mexican supermarket chain secures financing from three banks to buy California-based Smart & Final for $620 mln

S&P cuts Crédito Real to BB-

Credit Ratings S&P Global Downgrade

Rating agency cites a deteriorating loan portfolio, but approves of the Mexican lender's focus on payroll loans

Argentina considers Chinese financing for gas pipeline

Loans Gas Energy

PowerChina and Shanghai Electric sign MOU to study the viability of building a third backbone line

JBS sells bonds for Vivera acquisition

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds Debt

Brazilian meatpacker raises $500 mln to buy the third largest manufacturer of plant-based foods in Europe

Pampa Energía seeks partnership with Gazprom

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Bonds

Deal will likely target the development of shale gas resources in Argentina, while high borrowing costs hold back power projects

Univision ties up financing for Televisa deal

Loans Debt Equity

US broadcaster syndicates a seven-year term loan for $1.05 bln to cover part of the $4.8 bln tie-up with its Mexican counterpart

Invatlan prints dollar notes to pay off debt

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds Debt

Honduran financial holding group raises $300 mln from the sale five-year notes to redeem its 2022 bonds

BNDES, Qualcomm build first IoT fund

Funds Equity Technology

Local venture capital firm Indicator leads the Brazilian development bank and the US wireless technology company in the $45 mln fund

Dotz shelves IPO amid market concerns

IPO Equity Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Brazilian loyalty program delays market debut for at least two months due to "deteriorated conditions"

Eletrobras issues debt for Angra 3

Debenture Debt Brazil

Brazilian state-owned power company raises $282 mln for the stalled nuclear power plant and issues $226 mln to keep in cash