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Carey | April 2022
Chile

Brookfield acquires majority stake in Chilean solar power group Lily Squires The renewable energy branch of Canadian asset management fund Brookfield has turned to Carey to acquire a majority stake in Chilean solar project company Solarity. Prieto advised the seller, Chilean energy-focused holding company Light E, while the Solarity’s co-founders, Horacio Melo and José Luis Carvallo, enlisted Echeverría Ilharreborde Scagliotti. The deal closed on 17 March for an undisclosed amount ...

Carey | April 2022
Chile

Chile’s oEnergy gets financing for solar plants Lily Squires Chilean renewables group oEnergy has hired Greenberg Traurig LLP in New York and Guerrero Olivos in Santiago to obtain financing from Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura (CIFI) to develop solar projects. The lender turned to Clifford Chance LLP in Washington, DC and Chilean firm Carey. The deal closed on 11 March ...

Carey | April 2022
Chile

Several firms help Chile’s GNL Quintero get new owners Fredrik Karlsson Two White & Case LLP offices, Linklaters in New York and Brussels and Chilean firms Guerrero Olivos and Barros & Errázuriz Abogados have advised on EIG and Fluxys’ joint acquisition of GNL Quintero – the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal in Chile ...

Carey | March 2022
Chile

Equinix acquires four Entel data centres in Chile and Peru Lily Squires Chile’s largest telecoms company Entel has turned to Claro & Cía in Santiago to sell four data centres in Chile and Peru for US$705 million to US internet services and data centre group Equinix. Equinix hired Carey in Santiago and Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas in Lima. Latin Lawyer understands that the buyer also hired Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, but this could not be confirmed before publishing ...

Carey | February 2022
Chile

Cross-border agribusiness investment calls on LatAm firms Emily Darby US agribusiness Continental Grain has hired Carey in Santiago, Mexico’s Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez SC and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima to complete a cross-border investment in Chilean counterpart Agroberries, snapping up a stake in several of that company’s Latin American farming assets ...

Carey | February 2022
Chile

Milbank, Clifford Chance, Carey and Claro in inaugural green bond Lily Squires Milbank in New York and Carey in Santiago have helped Chilean electricity company Sociedad de Transmisión Austral (STA) issue its first green bonds, raising US$390 million. The bookrunners hired Clifford Chance LLP in New York and Claro & Cía in Santiago. The bonds carry a 4% coupon and mature in 2032. The offering closed on 14 January ...

Carey | February 2022
Chile

DLA Piper, Clifford Chance and Carey guide Chilean renewables buy Lily Squires Canada’s Innergex Renewable Energy has hired DLA Piper LLP in London and Santiago to acquire Chilean energy group Aela and its portfolio of wind farms from UK investment fund Actis and Irish business Mainstream Renewable Power, a deal worth US$686 million. The sellers turned to Clifford Chance LLP in London and Carey in Santiago ...

Carey | February 2022
Chile

BlackRock acquires Chilean solar assets for US$200 million Lily Squires The world’s largest asset manager BlackRock has hired Milbank in New York and Carey in Santiago to acquire multiple solar plants in the Andean country for US$200 million in total. BlackRock bought the assets across two deals, both of which were made public on 26 January. In the first transaction, Milbank and Carey helped BlackRock buy 18 solar plants from a Chilean investment fund ...

Carey | October 2021
Chile

Carey announced the extension of paternity leave for all fathers of newborn children for a period of up to 30 days, significantly longer than the five working days established by law. The measure seeks to encourage parental co-responsibility and contribute to balancing the roles of men and women in society. As of today, all fathers will be able to use this benefit continuously starting from the birth of their child, receiving their full salary ...

Carey | October 2021
Chile

América Móvil and Liberty combine Chilean operations Lily Squires Mexican telecommunications company América Móvil has enlisted three offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos in Santiago to enter into a joint venture agreement with Liberty Latin America to combine their respective Chilean operations, Claro Chile and VTR ...

Carey | October 2021
Chile

Chilean company gets acquisition financing for Colbún assets Davide Montagner Chilean renewables company Alfa Desarrollo has relied on several White & Case LLP offices to raise US$1.1 billion in a debt issuance, the proceeds of which it will use to fund its purchase of assets from Colbún Transmisión. Carey in Santiago advised Celeo Redes, the issuer’s minority shareholder and a developer of electricity transmission projects in Latin America ...

Carey | September 2021
Chile

BCI gets green light to launch in Peru Emily Darby Chile’s BCI has enlisted Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas in Lima to help it obtain regulatory approval for the incorporation of its Peruvian finance subsidiary, which brings the Chilean bank one step closer to launching operations in Peru next year. Rebaza Alcázar also advised BCI in its role as shareholder of the new bank. The other stakeholder, Chilean asset management group Empresas JY, turned to Carey in Santiago ...

Carey | September 2021
Chile

Chilean renewables company Alfa Desarrollo has relied on several White & Case LLP offices to raise US$1.1 billion in a debt issuance, the proceeds of which it will use to fund its purchase of assets from Colbún Transmisión. Carey in Santiago advised Celeo Redes, the issuer’s minority shareholder and a developer of electricity transmission projects in Latin America. Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and Chilean firm Claro & Cía represented the initial purchasers, led by JP Morgan ...

Carey | September 2021
Chile

Moneda and Patria create LatAm investment platform Lily Squires Chile’s Moneda Asset Management has hired Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, Barros & Errázuriz Abogados in Santiago and Uruguay's Guyer & Regules to join forces with Patria Investimentos to create a US$26 billion investment platform ...

Carey | August 2021
Chile

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Carey | August 2021
Chile

Chilean start-up gets US$230 million in debt and equity financing Emily Darby Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP in Silicon Valley, Cuatrecasas (Chile) and San Francisco and Guerrero Olivos in Santiago have helped Chilean finance start-up Xepelin raise US$230 million from investors in debt and equity funding rounds. Chilean firm Aninat Abogados advised Chile Ventures Fondo de Inversión, which participated in the investment ...

Carey | August 2021
Chile

Mainstream gets project finance for renewables in Chile Lily Squires Milbank in New York and Carey in Santiago have helped Irish company Mainstream Renewable Power obtain a US$178 million loan to complete a wind-solar project in Chile. CaixaBank, DNB Bank and KfW IPEX-Bank provided US$162 million of the financing. They enlisted Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and Morales & Besa in Santiago. Scotiabank Chile lent the remaining US$16 million as a VAT facility ...

Carey | August 2021
Chile

In a period in which Chile will be marked by the constitutional debate, which should lead to the approval of a new Constitution, the Chilean leading law firm Carey, hired prominent constitutionalist expert, Patricio Zapata, to lead its Public Law practice group. Patricio Zapata holds a Master's degree in Law from Harvard University as well as a Master's degree in Political Science from Universidad Católica de Chile ...

Carey | July 2021
Chile

AT&T sells LatAm assets to Argentina’s Grupo Werthein Lily Squires Argentina’s Grupo Werthein has enlisted four Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP offices and Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi in Buenos Aires as lead Latin American counsel to acquire regional entertainment company Vrio from US telecommunications group AT&T. Bruchou coordinated the deal throughout the region with firms from multiple jurisdictions ...

Carey | July 2021
Chile

Several firms in Brazil-Chile waste management acquisition Davide Montagner Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo and Carey in Santiago have helped Brazilian environmental management company Ambipar purchase Chilean counterpart Disal and its subsidiary Suatrans for a combined US$179 million. Chilean law firms Claro y Cía, Boza & Muirhead and Aylwin Mendoza Luksic & Valencia advised Disal. The acquisition closed on 28 June ...

Carey | June 2021
Chile

Chilean biotech company lands equity investment David Montagner Chilean biotechnology company Phage Technologies has relied on Carey in Santiago to raise US$30 million in an equity financing round Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP in New York and Chilean law firm Magliona Abogados advised one of the investors, Kaszek Ventures ...

Carey | June 2021
Chile

Chile’s BCI launches online payment venture, buys Pago Fácil Emily Darby A slew of Chilean firms and a Peruvian outfit have helped US financial services group EVO Payments enter a tie-up with Chile’s Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (BCI), with the pair launching an online payment venture that includes fintech Pago Fácil. Claro & Cía and Morales & Besa advised EVO Payments, while BCI turned to Carey. Hernández & Cía was Peruvian counsel to EVO’s operations in that country ...

Carey | May 2021
Chile

Four firms steer Banco del Estado de Chile debt tap Eloise Hardy Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and Buenos Aires and Claro & Cía in Santiago have helped Banco del Estado de Chile issue unsecured notes for US$5 billion. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and Carey in Santiago advised Deutsche Bank as dealer manager. The deal closed on 22 April ...

Carey | May 2021
Chile

Carey and Cariola Díez in US-Canadian engineering acquisition Davide Montagner US investor Coplay Equity Partners has hired Carey in Santiago to acquire Canadian power and automation solutions provider Magna IV Engineering, giving it assets in Chile. Bennett Jones in Edmonton and Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos in Santiago advised Magna IV ...

Carey | March 2021
Chile

Chilean investor eyes controlling stake in CAP after Mitsubishi sale Emily Darby Claro & Cía has helped Chilean asset management company Invercap acquire a minority interest in local iron ore producer CAP from Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi for US$108 million. Mitsubishi enlisted Carey to help reduce its minority stake in the mining group. The deal closed on 19 February ...

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