Hidrovias’s $600 Million Notes Offering


Skadden, FERRERE, Pinheiro Neto, Davies, White & Case and Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice advised on the transaction

Hidrovias International Finance S.à.r.l., operating as a subsidiary of Hidrovias do Brasil S.A. in Luxemburg executed its $600 Million 5,95% notes offering due 2025.

BB Securities Ltd., Itau BBA USA Securities, Inc., Bank of America Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Banco do Brasil, Santander Investment Securities Inc., acted as lead manager and Joint-Bookrunners on the offering.

Hidrovias do Brasil S.A. provides integrated logistics services for customers in Latin America. The company, led by Bruno Serapiao, Eurádio Souza, Roberto Mac Lennan and Moacir Bianchini, focuses on the provision of waterway logistics solutions for the transportation of agricultural commodities, minerals, fuels and by-products, steel products, and other cargo.

Skadden advised Hidrovias do Brasil S.A. with J. Mathias von Bernuth (Picture), Victor Hollender, Caroline Frizzo, Jonathan A. Lewis, Jairo C. Lamatina and Joseph N. Soltis.

In Uruguay and Paraguay, FERRERE advised Hidrovias do Brasil S.A. with Gianni Gutiérrez, Isabel Laventure, Néstor Loizaga, Carla Arellano, Marcelo Marchetti, Verónica Franco, Federico Lemos, Tania Cavallo, Carolina Secondo and Agustina Gette.

Pinheiro Neto advised Hidrovias do Brasil S.A. with Tiago A. D. Themudo Lessa, Caroline Guazzelli Queiroz Gomes, Cristina Liu and Winnie Tya Tchi Li.

In Canada, Davies advised BB Securities Ltd., Itau BBA USA Securities, Inc., Bank of America Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Banco do Brasil and Santander Investment Securities Inc. with Aaron Atin.

White & Case advised BB Securities Ltd., Itau BBA USA Securities, Inc., Bank of America Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Banco do Brasil and Santander Investment Securities Inc. with John Guzman.

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice advised BB Securities Ltd., Itau BBA USA Securities, Inc., Bank of America Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Banco do Brasil and Santander Investment Securities Inc. with Jose Ribeiro do Prado Júnior, Thiago Augusto Spercel, Karina Tiaki Momose and Luna Miranda de Oliveira Guimarães.

Involved fees earner: Gianni Gutiérrez Prieto – Ferrere Attorneys; Marcelo Marchetti – Ferrere Attorneys; Isabel Laventure – Ferrere Attorneys; Néstor Loizaga – Ferrere Attorneys; Carla Arellano – Ferrere Attorneys; Verónica Franco – Ferrere Attorneys; Federico Lemos – Ferrere Attorneys; Tania Cavallo – Ferrere Attorneys; Carolina Secondo – Ferrere Attorneys; Agustina Gette – Ferrere Attorneys; José Prado Jr. – Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice; Thiago Spercel – Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice; Karina Tiaki Momose – Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice; Luna Miranda De Oliveira Guimarães – Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice; Tiago Araújo Dias Themudo Lessa – Pinheiro Neto; Caroline Guazzelli Queiroz Gomes – Pinheiro Neto; Cristina Liu – Pinheiro Neto; Aaron Atin – Davies Ward Philips & Vineberg; Mathias von Bernuth – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Caroline Frizzo – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Jonathan Lewis – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Jairo Lamatina – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Victor Hollender – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Joseph Soltis – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; John Guzman – White & Case;

Law Firms: Ferrere Attorneys; Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice; Pinheiro Neto; Davies Ward Philips & Vineberg; Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; White & Case;

Clients: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated; Morgan Stanley; BB Securities Ltd; Banco do Brasil; Itaú BBA USA Securities; Santander Securities ; Hidrovias do Brasil S.A.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.