S&P downgrades Avianca

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Rating agency drops the Colombian airline to CCC+ on higher refinancing risks

Multiplan issues local notes

Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debenture

Brazilian real estate developer raises $88m to pay off debt and invest in new projects

EDP asks for IDB Invest financing

Loans Project & Infrastructure Finance Debt

Energy company requests a $115m loan to build a thermal power plant and a transmission line in El Salvador

Petrobras starts sale of thermal power plants

M&A Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Brazil's state-owned energy company sends out teasers for Breitener Energética in Manaus

Hortifrut issues UF notes

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Chilean fruit company raises $90m from a two-part deal in the local market

Pemex refinances debt with new loan

Loans Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

HSBC, JPMorgan and Mizuho lead an $8bn syndicated facility for the state-owned oil company

Bancolombia to boost investment bank earnings

Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds

Colombian lenders expects to increase IB revenues by 50% in 2019

Azul to wage 'aggressive' battle for Avianca Brasil

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Regulation

Brazilian airline is expected to make the "highest possible bid" for the bankrupt carrier, analyst says

Dominican central banker says Q1 GDP growth slowed to 5.7%

Economy & Policy People Dominican Republic

Valdez forecasts 2019 economic growth will exceed 5.5% in 2019, down from 7% in 2018

CABEI funds more waterworks in Costa Rica

Loans Project & Infrastructure Finance Debt

Central American development bank grants a $111m loan for five projects

IDB Invest lends to Republic Bank

Loans Debt Trinidad & Tobago

Multilateral lenders provides $75m to support mortgages and SME loans in Trinidad and Tobago

Scotiabank plans debt sale in Mexico

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Canadian bank's subsidiary could raise more than $310m in the local bond market

Invepar peddles CART toll road

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Debt

Brazilian infrastructure investor hires a financial advisor to find a buyer for the concessionaire

B3 issues local debt

Debenture Debt Capital Markets

São Paulo stock exchange earns more than $300m from the sale of 30-year debentures

GS Inima buys Brazilian water biz from Brookfield

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Funds

Spanish water company pays $188m to take control of BRK Ambiental from the Canadian investor