February 19, 2020

Mayer Brown and T&C advise on winning deal at LatinFinance’s 2019 Deal of the Year awards

Mayer Brown and Tauil & Chequer (T&C) in association with Mayer Brown advised on the transaction that was recognized by LatinFinance as its “Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year” for 2019.

T&C represented Le Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), GDF International and Engie Brasil Energia S.A. in the acquisition of a 90 percent shareholding stake in Transportadora Associada de Gás S.A. (TAG) from Petrobras, with a final and binding offer of US$8.6 billion. The acquisition of TAG – the largest natural gas transportation company in Brazil, with approximately 4,500 km of gas pipeline infrastructure located along the coast of the northeast and southeast regions, in addition to a pipeline in the north – is Engie’s debut in the natural gas segment in Brazil and CDPQ's first infrastructure investment in Brazil. T&C played a prominent role in this groundbreaking transaction in a challenging regulatory environment by advising CDPQ and Engie in corporate, regulatory, tax, compliance, litigation, real estate, labor and antitrust aspects.

Corporate & Securities partners Alexandre Chequer, Victor Galante and Débora Yanasse attended the publication’s awards dinner that took place in New York City on January 29, 2020. The awards recognize outstanding transactions, including their advisors. Winning transactions are selected by the editors of LatinFinance, who evaluate transactions for their size, complexity, innovative elements and significance.

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