Capabilities by Region : Latin America
Greenhill has considerable advisory experience in the Latin American region. Our Managing Directors and professionals have advised clients on transactions involving many of the leading companies in the region and have access to a broad network of public and private corporate relationships throughout Latin America.
In addition to advising clients on cross-border transactions historically, Greenhill has further expanded its presence in Latin America by opening a São Paulo office in 2013 and recently adding a New York-based Managing Director to cover clients in non-Brazilian markets.
Greenhill’s São Paulo team, led by Co-Heads Daniel Wainstein and Rodrigo Mello, has extensive experience in Brazil, and focuses on both domestic and cross-border M&A advisory and capital raising activities on behalf of clients.
Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this region:
Subsidiaries and affiliates of Empresas Indumotora S.A.
Advised Inchcape PLC, a global leader in automotive retail and distribution, on the acquisition of a multi-country scale distribution business in Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Argentina for $290m (approximately £234m)
Advised the founding shareholders of Rico, a leading independent online investment platform in Brazil, on its 100% sale to XP Investimentos, a Brazilian investment firm
Elavon do Brasil
Advised Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States, and the parent company of Elavon, Inc., in the sale of its 50.1 percent majority stake in São Paulo-based, Elavon do Brasil to Stone Pagamentos, a local market, privately-held merchant acquirer.
Advised Policard, one of the largest electronic payment companies in Brazil, on the combination of its business with the Brazilian operations of Groupe Up, one of the leading employee benefits, public, social and loyalty programs providers in the world
Grupo Aeromexico S.A. de C.V
Advised Delta Air Lines, Inc. in connection with its strategic minority investment in Grupo Aeromexico S.A. de C.V
HSBC Afore (subsidiary of HSBC Holdings Plc)
Advised Principal Financial Group, Inc., a leading asset accumulation, asset management and retirement services franchise in the United States and abroad on its acquisition of HSBC Afore, HSBC’s pension business in Mexico
Close Brothers Cayman Limited
Advised Close Brothers plc, an independent financial services group, on the sale of its Cayman based offshore business to Intertrust Group Holdings SA
J. Malucelli Participacao em Seguros E Resseguros S.A
Advised Travelers, the largest listed property and casualty insurance company in the U.S., on the acquisition of a ~43% stake in J. Malucelli Participacao em Seguros E Resseguros, the leading surety insurance company in Brazil, through the issue of new common shares (with an option to increase to 49.9% within 18 months)
Puerta Mexico Transportation Facility
Advised Ports America, Inc., a portfolio company of Highstar Capital, on its sale of Puerta Mexico, a state-of-the-art customs-clearing intermodal transportation facility located in the Mexico City market
Verizon Communications Inc.
Provided independent valuation services in connection with the acquisition by América Móvil and Telmex of a 100% stake in Verizon Dominicana, an approximate 52% stake in Telecomunicaciones de Puerto Rico and an approximate 28.5% stake in Compania Anónima Nacional Teléfonos de Venezuela
AT&T Latin America
Advised AT&T Latin America on the restructuring and sale of its South American subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru to Telefonos de Mexico for $206.7 million. Also advised ATTLA on the resolution of it U.S. Chapter 11 proceedings
Advised Pegaso, Mexico’s No. 2 wireless provider, on its financial restructuring and subsequent sale of 65% stake to Telefonica
Advised Pegaso, Mexico’s No. 2 wireless provider, on its financial restructuring and subsequent sale of 65% stake to Telefonica for $1.36 billion
Seguros Comercial América
, S.A. de C.V. (stake owned by Savia S.A. de C.V.)
Advised Savia on the sale of a minority stake in Seguros Comercial América, the largest Mexican insurance company, to ING Groep.
Cigarrera La Moderna
, subsidiary of Empresas La Moderna Advised Empresas La Moderna on the sale of its subsidiary Cigarrera La Moderna, Mexico’s largest cigarette producer, for a combination of cash and redeemable notes