Highlights of the week

Corporate Finance Category   Winner: OGX’s Record IPC   That Latin America''''s biggest-ever IPO occurred in 2008 is impressive in itself given the current climate.   OGX Petróleo e Gás, a precocious energy start...
  * Mergers and acquisitions in Brazil to pick up   * Value of deals seen growing   * Companies in financial distress seen as targets   By Aluisio Alves   Mergers and acquisitions activity in Brazil looks poised for a strong...
Brazil's state-controlled bank Banco do Brasil has acquired 50 per cent of Banco Votorantim, taking advantage of government measures designed to stave off the financial crisis.   The US$1.86 billion transaction closed on 9 January, and is Banco...
  Lawyers in the US and Brazil have helped leading Brazilian pulp producer Aracruz Celulose negotiate the restructuring of over US$3 billion in derivative losses and bank debt, as part of its merger with rival Votorantim Celulose e Papel (VCP)...