Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP's offices in New York and São Paulo, Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo, Ferrere (Uruguay) and Ferrere (Paraguay) have helped waterway logistics company Hidrovias do Brasil make a US$600 million bond offer.
Underwriters BB Securities, Itaú BBA USA Securities, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Morgan Stanley and Santander Investment Securities hired Machado Meyer Advogados in São Paulo.
White & Case LLP in New York is also thought to have advised the underwriters but this was not confirmed prior to publication.
The deal closed on 24 January.
The proceeds from the bond will pay off loans obtained from Brazilian development bank BNDES and other lenders.
Counsel to Hidrovias do Brasil
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Partner Mathias von Bernuth and associates Jonathan Lewis, Jairo Lamatina and Caroline Frizzo in São Paulo; partner Victor Hollender and associate Joseph Soltis in New York
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Partner Tiago Themudo Lessa and associates Caroline Guazzelli Queiroz Gomes and Cristina Liu in São Paulo
Partners Gianni Gutierrez and Isabel Laventure, counsel Carla Arellano, and associates Marcelo Marchetti, Federico Lemos, Tania Cavallo, Carolina Secondo and Agustina Gette in Montevideo
Partner Néstor Loizaga, and associates Veronica Franco, Claudia Arietti, Beatriz Recalde and Erika Bañuelos in Asunción
Counsel to BB Securities, Itaú BBA USA Securities, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Morgan Stanley and Santander Investment Securities
Machado Meyer Advogados
Partners Jose Ribeiro do Prado Junior, Thiago Augusto Spercel and Karina Tiaki Momose, and associate Luna Miranda de Oliveira Guimarães in São Paulo