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Learn about Abadi & Co.’s decades of experience working in Latin America and the firm’s specialist investment banking expertise in this vibrant and diverse region.

Latin America

Latin America is one of our firm’s main areas of geographic focus, and members of our team have been active in the region for over thirty years. We provide a range of investment banking services to our government, corporate and investor clients across Latin America, with a particular focus on Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Within Latin America, we are industry-agnostic and have advised a broad range of clients, in the financial services, energy, natural resources and agribusiness sectors.

Although commonly referred to as a single bloc, Latin America is a hugely diverse region, and each country has its own unique culture, circumstances, challenges and opportunities. Our team, which includes fluent Spanish and Portuguese speakers, is familiar with the nuances and local dynamics in each market and is very much at home in the region.

Within Latin America, our team focuses on advising clients with a broad-range of transactions, including:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Debt & Equity Capital Markets issues
  • Recapitalizations
  • Restructurings & Special Situations


With the election of the Macri administration, ArgentinaSouth America’s second largest economyis beginning to show the early signs of a reversal of fortune. The change of government in Argentina has left many investors cautiously optimistic about the future of Argentina’s economy. We have seen renewed interest from investors, as evidenced by the increased price-to-book valuations of listed Argentine banks and the huge demand for the countries recent dollar-denominated sovereign bond offerings. In this environment we expect to see renewed mergers and acquisitions activity, increased capital raising activityto fuel expansionand foreign investment.


Brazil is a market that has experienced a great deal of distress during the last couple of years, in a period of great political and economic turmoil, including the global commodities rout, the Petrobras scandal and the depreciation of the real. The corporate sector’s leverage has significantly increased during this time and we have seen a dramatic upsurge in demand for restructuring and special situations advisory services, as companies seek to overcome the challenges they currently face. With our partners in Brazil, we offer our Brazilian clients years of restructuring expertise and access to global capital.


Members of our team have been active in Mexico since the 1980s, when they worked on a large numbers of early debt-to-equity swapsused by foreign companies to develop maquiladora operations in Mexicoand a number of major debt buybacks. The Abadi & Co. team continues to serve clients in Mexico as companies seek to restructure or access global investors for growth capital.

Our Team’s Work in Latin America

  • Minera Autlan (Mexico)
  • Covenant Renegotiation (US$80m)
  • Financial Advisor 2015
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  • Newland International Properties (Panama)
  • Chapter 11 (US$220m)
  • Plan Solicitation Agent 2013
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  • Province of Mendoza (Argentina)
  • Debt Restructuring (US$500m)
  • Advisor/Restructuring Agent 2005
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  • Alfa Group (Mexico)
  • Debt Buyback and Debt-to-Equity Swap (US$120m)
  • Buyback Agent 1988
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  • Royal Dutch Shell (Chile)
  • Debt-to-Equity Swap (US$90m)
  • Arranger 1985
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  • Motorola
  • Debt-to-Equity Swap (Mexico)
  • Advisor and Arranger 1986
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  • Zenith Electronics
  • Debt-to-Equity Swap (Mexico)
  • Advisor and Arranger 1986
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  • Pilgrim's Pride (Mexico)
  • Debt-to-Equity Swap (US$15m)
  • Advisor/Arranger 1986
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  • RJR Nabisco, Inc.
  • Divestiture of Uruguayan Subsidiary
  • Sell-Side Advisor 1986
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  • Vitro (Mexico)
  • Debt Buyback
  • Buyback Agent 1980s
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  • Cydsa (Mexico)
  • Debt Buyback
  • Buyback Agent 1980s
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  • IUSA (Mexico)
  • Debt Buyback
  • Buyback Agent 1980s
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  • AXA (Mexico)
  • Debt Buyback
  • Buyback Agent 1980s
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  • Grupo Salina (Mexico)
  • Debt Buyback
  • Buyback Agent 1980s
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Debt & Equity Capital Markets

Our debt & equity capital markets advisory services are a core offering of our business and leverage our team’s extensive experience within this field. We are particularly well-known for our debt & equity capital markets work which relates to financial institutions, emerging markets and restructuring & special situations. We advise companies, governments and financial institutions on a full-range of debt and equity transactions, both public and private. Our team analyses each client’s alternatives in order to develop an optimal financing solution specifically catering to their unique circumstances. Where necessary, we bring to market groundbreaking and first-of-their-kind transactions to ensure our client’s objectives are met. We deliver impartial advice to our clients regarding the best financing option. 

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Mergers & Acquisitions

We advise buy-side and sell-side clients from around the world on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. These clients value our specialized expertise in transactions which touch upon emerging markets, financial institutions or restructuring & special situations. Our experienced team has extensive cross-border experience and provides advice on a wide-range of transactions, including highly-complex deals which utilize our team’s sophisticated structuring capabilities. Our boutique model ensures that we are unencumbered by many of the conflicts of interest faced by larger firms. We assist sell-side and buy-side clients with evaluating all courses of action. We also provide special advisory services to boards and other stakeholders. 

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Financial Institutions

The impressive financial institutions expertise of our team enables us to assist banks, insurance companies, brokerages and asset managers in achieving their financial and strategic objectives and overcoming their most perplexing challenges. We are focused on solutions and steadfastly protect our clients’ interests. A core area of industry specialization is financial institutions: this translates into a depth of knowledge and advisory capability that differentiates us from non-specialist firms. Within the financial services sector, we provide advice on a wide-range of investment banking assignments, including: mergers & acquisitions, debt & equity capital markets issues, recapitalizations and restructurings & special situations. 

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Restructuring & Special Situations

Our team’s core expertise includes restructuring & special situations. We are experienced working in volatile and distressed situations and leverage our extensive expertise in restructuring and special situations to assist clients in overcoming major financial challenges, in often difficult and unique circumstances. We provide our independent restructuring & special situations advisory services to companies, governments, boards, shareholders, creditors and other stakeholders. Abadi & Co. professionals have advised on restructuring & special situations transactions worth many billions of dollars and possess deep technical and analytical skills, enabling us to provide high-value solutions to complex capital structure issues. Our clients choose to work with a specialist boutique because they benefit from round the clock access to a senior advisor and due to the caliber of the team they interact with. Our team works with clients to understand their problems and goals, before providing them with a range of possible actions, including innovative, tailored solutions. 

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