Telecoms

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

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

Brazil permits TIM to issue infra bonds

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Debt

Italian telco can sell up to $1.05 bln in tax-exempt notes to fund the development of a 5G network in Brazil

ATP Tower sells first-time dollar bonds

Chile Colombia Peru

Andean wireless communications infrastructure operator raises $375 mln to refinance debt

Telefónica unit raises funds in Chilean bond market

Bonds Debt Fixed Income

Telefónica Móviles Chile earns $129 mln in the sale of five-year bonds

ATP plans dollar bond debut

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds Debt

Andean wireless communications infrastructure operator comes to market with five-year notes to refinance debt

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

AT&T signs syndicated loan in Mexico

Loans Debt Mexico

US telco's local subsidiary borrows $652 mln from seven lenders

Fitch upgrades Axtel after asset sales

Credit Ratings Fitch Ratings Upgrade

Rating agency boosts the Mexican telco by one notch to BB and says leverage will fall below 2.5 times EBITDA in 2022

Vinci plans four more infra funds

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Equity Funds

Brazilian investment firm raises $46 mln for a water fund and targets other infrastructure sectors this year

Vista snares demand in local debt sale

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds Debt

Oil and gas company raises $50 mln in dollar-denominated and inflation-linked notes in Argentina

Sales of tax-exempt debentures triple in Brazil

Debenture Capital Markets Debt

New issues jump 213% year-on-year to $165 mln in January, economy ministry says

Telefónica, CDPQ open fiber optic business in Brazil

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt Equity

Canadian pension fund will invest $320 mln and own half of the joint venture with the Spanish telco

Ecopetrol pins ISA deal on share sale

M&A Bonds Debt

Colombia's state-owned oil company could also raise debt to finance part of the acquisition, CEO says

América Móvil prices KPN exchangeable bonds

Bonds Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Mexican telco prints $2.6 bln worth of three-year notes below guidance