Technology

Marisa moves to combine financial services

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil Technology

Brazilian department store plans to group its payment and credit card services under the name MBank

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

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"

Fonplata approves funding in Argentina, Brazil

Loans Debt International Financial Institutions

Bolivia-based development bank supplies $30 mln for water projects in São Paulo state and $18 mln for digital investments in Buenos Aires province

Sensedia brings in first investor

Equity Technology Brazil

Brazilian IT start-up gets $23 mln from US private equity firm Riverwood Capital to finance its international expansion plans

IHS Towers buys control of TIM's fiber optic business in Brazil

M&A Equity Project & Infrastructure Finance

African-based telecom infrastructure company takes 51% of FiberCo in a deal worth $310 mln

Alpargatas acquires software developer

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Equity M&A

Brazilian footwear and clothing company pays $37 mln in cash and stock for Ioasys as part of a push to increase online sales

Okta acquires Argentine unicorn

M&A Latin America South America

US identity authentication software provider pays $6.5 bln in an all-stock deal for Auth0

Merama funds growth with debt, equity

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds Debt

E-commerce start-up raises $160 mln from Valor Capital, Monashees, Balderton and others

Argentina to borrow for satellite program

Loans CAF Technology

CAF will provide a 15-year loan for up to $244 mln to extend digital connectivity to more rural areas

SoftBank buys stake in Afya

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Equity M&A

Japanese holding company pays $150 mln for 8.4% of the Brazilian medical education group

Ualá to bring in first Argentine investor

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy M&A Technology

Argentine fintech is in talks with Eduardo Eurnekian to finance its regional expansion plans

PicPay files for IPO on Nasdaq

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy IPO Equity

Brazilian payment platform plans to list Class A shares in New York and use the proceeds to expand digital services

Locaweb buys software developer

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Equity M&A

Brazilian web services company uses funds from a February follow-on to pay $96 mln for Bling