17 June 2016

Last week, The Latin American Lawyer attended the M&A Conference of the IBA in NY and, in a separate event, hosted a discussion about M&A involving distressed companies in Latin America. Our next issue will include some highlights of those events.

In the news this week, Carey advised Acciona Energia on its expansion in Chile and joined three other law firms on the $3 billion issuance by Banco del Estado.

Meanwhile, Simpson Thacher acted for Peruvian agribusiness company Camposol on a private issuance and TozziniFreire advised Coca-Cola on the acquisition of AdeS, the soy-based beverage brand. Elsewhere, Milbank advised a group of international banks on a $2 billion credit facility for América Móvil, the Mexican telecoms company.

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Carey instructed on a $32 million energy acquisition in Chile
Carey advised Acciona Energia in the acquisition of a wind farm and a dual circuit transmission line, for a total of $32 million.

Simpson Thacher advised Camposol on its new private offering
Peruvian agribusiness company Camposol instructed Simpson Thacher on its private offer to exchange $200 million 9.875% Senior Notes due 2017 for newly issued 10.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2021.

Jones Day instructed on Atlas’ acquisition of IPS
Jones Day advised Atlas Holdings on its acquisition of the Interactive Printer Solutions (“IPS”) division of NCR Corporation.

Four law firms instructed on issuance by Banco del Estado de Chile
Carey and Davis Polk advised the dealers, BBVA, BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Daiwa, Deutsche Bank and FTN Financial. The issuer retained Cleary Gottlieb and Claro & Cía.

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas promotes projects and infrastructure counsel
The Peruvian law firm announced the promotion of María Luisa Peña Hartog, an energy and infrastructure counsel, to the partnership.

Coca-Cola instructs TozziniFreire on $575 million acquisition of beverage brand
TozziniFreire advised Coca-Cola and its bottling company Coca-Cola FEMSA on their acquisition of AdeS, the soy-based beverage brand, from Unilever.

Milbank instructed on $2 billion credit facility for América Móvil
Milbank advised a group of international banks on a $2 billion Euro-denominated syndicated revolving credit facility for América Móvil, the Mexican telecoms company.

Mexico´s Avahlegal joins forces with Spanish law firm Lerroux & Fernández-Pacheco
The law firms have taken a step beyond their long standing relationship and set up AvaLerroux, spanning Mexico, Spain, Cuba and the USA.

Baker & McKenzie elects London managing partner as next Chairman
The global law firm has announced that Paul Rawlinson has been elected as its next Chairman.

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18-23 Sept, Washington DC

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