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

IMC agrees to Sapore merger

M&A Brazil

Months of negotiation lead to a billion dollar food services company

Coelce issues debentures

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

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

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

Crédito Real asks IDB for SME financing

Loans Brazil

Mexican lender seeks $50m for loans to women-led small businesses

BRF names former Petrobras CEO to top post

People Brazil

Brazilian fill the vacant position and also names new COO

LyondellBasell, Odebrecht talk Braskem deal

M&A Brazil

Dutch chemical company and Brazilian builder will not make more announcements unless they reach a deal

Vale unveils tender offer for 2042s

Capital Markets Bonds Brazil

Brazilian miner starts buyback for any of the $1.5bn it has in outstanding 5.625% paper

AES pens its share in wider Eletropaolo sale

M&A Brazil Electricity

US power company snares $330m for its 17% stake in the Brazilian unit, charts proceeds for debt repayment

Kroton files for Saber bonds

Equity IPO Regulation

Brazilian education company wants subsidiary to raise debt and help pay for the $1.2bn acquisition of Somos Educação

Paranapanema settles suit with Santander

Equity Loans Regulation

Brazilian copper company's shares take off after it lowers loan payments to $40m from $200m

Louis Dreyfus increases stake in Biosev

Equity Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Capital Markets

Commodity merchant firm now owns 94% of its Brazilian sugar business

Petrobras executes jumbo LM effort

Brazil Energy

State-run energy company prepays $61bn in debt, refinances $48.6bn of the total with new loans

Central bank to weigh in on Itaú acquisition of XP

Economy & Policy M&A Funds

Brazil's monetary authority could limit the bank to a minority stake in the financial services firm, according to press reports

Fitch downgrades QGOG

Capital Markets Brazil

Brazilian oil driller enters restricted default after continuing to miss interest payments