Morales & Besa

Chile

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Financial and corporate

Morales & Besa is a strong player in the market.  

The firm’s banking team has been active on refinancings and acquisition financings, as well as project finance. The firm advised the lenders in the finance for the acquisition of two subsidiaries of Grupo Patio.  

The firm has a leading capital markets practice. Sovereign bonds are a key area as the firm regularly advises the Republic of Chile on its bond issuances. For example, the firm advised the country on a concurrent notes issue.  

In M&A, the firm advises both buyers and sellers. One example of the firm’s work is its advice to Accel-KKR group in the acquisition of the I-Med Group. 

The firm’s projects team often advises clients on public bids and public works projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors. For example, the firm advised Reservoir La Punilla on the La Punilla hydroelectric project. 

The firm recruited Ignacio Delpino as a senior associate to the firm from Banco Security.  

The firm rises to tier one in the banking rankings this research period. 

In banking the firm advises the likes of Banco de Crédito e Inversiones and Banco Santander Chile. Key M&A clients include Accel KKR, Star Investments and Grupo Prisma.