Technology

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

Ualá seeks to buy Wilobank

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy M&A Digital Payments

Argentine fintech plans to expand digital banking services as it also enters the Mexican market

Oi accepts BTG Pactual offer for fiber optic assets

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt Equity

Brazilian investment bank puts up $2.25 bln for a stake in an SPE created under the telco's bankruptcy plan

LG puts off IPO

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Equity IPO

Brazilian software developer delays its market debut due to adverse market conditions

Hotmart completes Series C funding

Equity Brazil United States

Brazilian start-up raises $129 mln from US investors TCV and Alkeon Capital

Argentina bags $330 mln from World Bank

Loans World Bank Economy & Policy

Country will receive $250 mln for public health costs and $80 mln for digital services

Brazil approves WhatsApp payment services

Economy & Policy Brazil United States

Central bank allows money transfer between users but still evaluates service for purchases from merchants

World Bank bumps up GDP estimates in LatAm

World Bank Economy & Policy Debt

Multilateral lender now expects the region to grow 4.4% this year as a post-pandemic recovery presents a chance for "significant transformation"