A free transfer is when the donor (transferor) bestows a benefit or right without being paid, even though the transfer may be subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions, such as an inheritance, donation, or prize. The taxpayer in this type of conveyance is the party who accepts the benefit or right (transferee) since they receive an income. A donation deductible under article 39 of the Tax Agreement Law is exempt since it receives a different tax treatment. Our focus here is solely on transfers considered capital gains for the recipient...
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Government of Guatemala Issues National Strategy Plan to Reopen Activities in the Country
The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance recently published Ministerial Agreement 144-2020 that contains the national strategy for controlling the epidemic COVID-19 and confinement conditions. This is to complement the presidential provisions dated May 31, 2020 that were published on June 1, 2020 and which ratify the validity of the provisions of May 14 with some adjustments to them: Curfew of 18:00 ( AM) at 5:00 pm (PM), change of hours for supermarkets, banks, markets, authorization of commercial activities and services in individual premises that are not in shopping centers, among others...
BLP has Advised EVERTEC, Inc. and its Subsidiaries on Refinancing Credit Facilities
BLP has advised EVERTEC, Inc. (EVERTEC, or the Company) in Costa Rica and Guatemala on the refinancing of its existing credit facilities; the new credit lines consist of $200 million of extended revolving credit and a $415 million term loan A, both maturing on December 1, 2027. The new term loan and a $50 million disbursement from the revolving credit funded the repayment of the Company’s existing Term Loan A and Term Loan B in full. Truist Securities, Inc. acted as joint lead arranger, administrative agent, and collateral agent for the transaction, with Banco Popular de Puerto Rico and Citizens Bank, N.A...
BLP advises IDB Invest on granting a $40 million financing to Grupo Elcatex in Honduras
IDB Invest has granted a $40 million financial package to the companies Elcatex and San Juan Textiles, both members of Grupo Elcatex, one of the leading textile conglomerates in Honduras with more than 15,000 employees. The financing consists of $25 million from IDB Invest and the mobilization of $15 million. BLP advised IDB Invest on the structuring of the financing as well as the preparation of guarantee documents and modification of the Trust held between the parties involved in the transaction while carrying out the registration process before the relevant government agencies...