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July / August 2017

LATAM Airlines Group: The tricky business of airline profits. Plus, Brazil's equity comeback in jeopardy and a special report on renewable energy financing.

Interview: Latam Airlines' CFO Ramiro Alfonsín

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil

As it overhauls its domestic service and cuts staff to reduce costs, Latam Airlines Group is also aggressively tapping a range of sources for capital and financing. The c...

BEST CORPORATES - Grupo México

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Mexico M&A

While well-known companies in the region sold assets overseas, Grupo México added an important US railway corridor to its holdings

BEST CORPORATES – CCR

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil Equity

The infrastructure concessions company executed the largest follow-on offering in Brazil in years, raising more than $1.2 billion for acquisitions and new investments

BEST CORPORATES — Fermaca

Mexico Loans

Mexican developer's double whammy in the loan market for more than $1 billion set it apart

BEST CORPORATES – Suzano

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil Bonds

Brazilian pulp and paper company shrugged off its sub-investment grade ratings to tap the cross-border bond market for 30-year debt, its longest issue to date

BEST CORPORATES – Unicomer

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Central America El Salvador

Salvadoran retail group made its cross-border bond debut, latching on to strong investor appetite for emerging market debt and raising funds to fuel its acquisition plans

BEST CORPORATES: Pemex

Mexico Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Mexico's state-owned oil company diversifies its financing sources with bond sales in four currencies, setting records for size and demand

Renewable push

Argentina Brazil Chile

Investments in renewable energy projects dipped in 2016, due in part to a prolonged recession in Brazil and slow-moving reforms in Mexico. But as the sector strives to re...

BEST CORPORATES – Pampa Energía

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Argentina Bonds

Argentina's largest electricity company bought Petrobras' business in the country, doubling its assets and — almost — its share price