Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP have assisted real estate broker LPS - Brasil Consultoria de Imóveis in a follow-on equity offering worth some US$121 million.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Lefosse Advogados in cooperation with Linklaters assisted the underwriters, BTG Pactual, Itaú BBA, and Goldman Sachs.

The São Paulo- based company sold 5.5 million common shares on 27 October to fund future takeovers and expansion.

Both Mattos Filho and Simpson Thacher are long-standing counsel to LPS, and advised on earlier share offerings by the company including a US$223 million share sale in December 2006, in which Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Skadden Arps represented the banks.

Earlier this month Mattos Filho and Simpson Thacher helped educational institution Estácio Participações raise US$405.7 million in a share offering that closed on 8 October. The underwriters in the deal, BTG Pactual, Credit Suisse and Santander, were represented by Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Counsel to LPS Brasil - Consultoria de Imóveis

US

·         Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Partner Jaime Mercado and associates Heloisa Griggs, Rafael Baleroni and Ana Carolina Lima Nomura

Brazil

·         Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Partner Sergio Spinelli Silva Jr. and associates Nair Veras Saldanha Janson, Jacqueline Huang and Muriel Kaufmann Soares e Silva

Counsel to BTG Pactual, Itaú BBA and Goldman Sachs

US

·         Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Partner Richard Aldrich and associates Lizbeth Flores and Paulo Penteado Neto

Brazil

·         Lefosse Advogados in cooperation with Linklaters

Partner Rodrigo Azevedo Junqueira and associates Ricardo Prado Macedo de Carvalho, Fernando Costa and Rafael Erlinger de Oliveira

In the Estácio Participações offering

Counsel to Estácio Participações

US

·         Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Partners Todd Crider, Jaime Mercado and associate Thiago Spercel and international associate Rafael Baleroni

Brazil

·         Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Partners Jean Marcel Arakawa, Sergio Spinelli Silva Jr and associates Nair Veras Janson, Camila Corá Reis Pinto, Camila Dias Requena and Maria Abreu de Moura Guido

Counsel to BTG Pactual, Credit Suisse and Santander

US

·         Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Partner Juan Giraldez, associate Carla Passos and international associate Ana Paula Calil

Brazil

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Partner Daniel de Miranda Facó and associates Cristina Tomiyama and Mariana Baida