Santiago Fontana and Hernán Slemenson

Ferrere and Marval advise Riverwood Capital on $35m investment in Geopagos

Law firms Ferrere and Marval O’Farrel Mairal have advised Riverwood Capital in Uruguay and Argentina, respectively, on a $35 million equity round for Argentinean digital payments company Geopagos.

The deal, which closed in early August, was the first round of venture capital funding for Geopagos, the proceeds of which will be used to grow its operations in Latin America (currently present in 15 countries), as well as to expand its portfolio of digital payment products.

The company was also advised by Cooley in the United States. Geopagos received legal advice from Tanoira Cassagne in Argentina, and from Gunderson in the United States.

Geopagos offers digital banking solutions to various financial institutions, including BBVA, Itaú Unibanco and Banco Santander.

Fernando Tauscher acted as in-house counsel for Geopagos.

Gunderson’s team consisted of Dan Green, Brian Wilbur, Thomas Graham, Daniel Gallo and Nicole Blansett.

Tanoira Cassagne’s team was represented by Santiago Monti.

Cooley’s team included lawyers Adam Dinow, Danielle Gershowitz, Joseph Diaz and Peter Shin.

Ferrere’s team was led by partner Santiago Fontana (pictured left) and lawyer Alejandra García Bizzozero, assisted by lawyers Isabel Hounie, Cecilia Alberti Belvedere, Florencia Fitipaldo and Maria Eugenia Contreras Duque.

Marval’s team was led by partners Hernán Slemenson (pictured right), Diego Fernández, Enrique M. Stile and Maria Ines Brandt, together with associates Eleonora Hayzus, Manuela Adrogué and Martin E. Guala.

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