Banco do Brasil increases stake in Banco Patagonia

Equity Argentina Brazil

Latin America's largest financial institution by assets will spend $202m to buy shares from minority shareholders in the Argentine bank

Marcobre closes in on Mina Justa financing

Project & Infrastructure Finance Peru

Peruvian mining aims to secure up to $900m in funding in the next few weeks for a $1.6bn copper project in Peru

Argentina awards first road PPPs

Project & Infrastructure Finance Argentina

China Construction, Spain's Copasa and Portugal's Mota-Engil take part in the winning bids

IMC agrees to Sapore merger

M&A Brazil

Months of negotiation lead to a billion dollar food services company

GCC secures two-part loan

Debt Loans Mexico

Mexican cement maker refinances debt with $450m from a five-year term loan and a three-year revolver

SMU places local notes

Bonds Capital Markets Chile

Chilean retailer issues $43m in seven-year inflation-linked notes

World Bank approves Bolivia healthcare loan

Loans Bolivia Debt

Development bank provides $300m to improve Andean country's accessibility and quality of healthcare

Portobello prepare bonds

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Brazilian ceramics company fires $80m debenture sale, split evenly between three- and five-year notes

Coelce issues debentures

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Santander leads sale of $83m in five- and seven-year notes for Enel's distribution company in CearĂ¡

Marisa markets local debt sale

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Brazilian department store chain looks to raise $80m to pay off outstanding debt

Market measures Duque victory in Colombia

Economy & Policy Colombia

Alberto Carrasquilla is expected to get his old job back as finance minister

ACS, Mitsui finance desal plant in Chile

Project & Infrastructure Finance Loans Chile

Spanish-Japanese JV turns to 11 banks for a 17-year, $560m package to finance a water supply project for BHP's Spence copper mine

Brazil schedules sale of Eletrobras distribution units

M&A Economy & Policy Energy

BNDES issues the tender documents for the six companies and programs the auction for July 26

AdP gets BBVA loan

Loans Project & Infrastructure Finance Peru

Peruvian concessionaire receives $30m to finance investments in 12 regional airports

Cabinet shakeup in Argentina raises concerns about cenbank independence

Economy & Policy Argentina

IMF will only approve disbursements of a three-year, $50bn loan after a review on Wednesday