BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has helped Brazil’s Aliansce Shopping Centres merge with counterpart Sonae Sierra, which relied on Pinheiro Neto Advogados, in a 7 billion reais (US$1.8 billion) deal that creates Brazil’s largest shopping centre manager. Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados advised one of Aliansce’s shareholders, the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. Click here and learn more.
Hapvida, which dominates the healthcare insurance market for both medical and odontological coverage in Brazil’s northeast, gains a chunk of the market in key regions, including the southeast and south. The combined company will serve 5.8 million clients. Click here to learn more.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and Brazilian firm BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão have helped Mexican telecoms company América Móvil acquire its Brazilian counterpart Nextel for US$905 million. Nextel was owned by the US’ NII Holdings, which hired Jones Day in New York, Cleveland and São Paulo and Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados for the sale. Click here and learn more.