Debevoise partners Maurizio Levi-Minzi, Peter Furci, Andrew Levine and Jonathan Adler have contributed a chapter, “Private Equity Funds and Institutional Investors in M&A,” to the first edition of the Latin Lawyer Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions. In the chapter, the authors discuss how, despite economic and legal obstacles, private equity funds and institutional investors have become increasingly prominent in Latin American M&A activity. The authors also examine the factors that have been shaping private equity investments in the region, including the challenges faced by investors and strategies adopted to mitigate risks.
Maurizio Levi-Minzi is an M&A lawyer with over 20 years of experience advising clients in cross-border acquisitions of a broad variety of assets, including infrastructure assets and complex joint ventures. Mr. Levi-Minzi has led transactions in Latin America, the United States, Europe and Asia for private equity groups and strategic investors.
Peter Furci is a broad-gauged tax lawyer who serves as co-chair of Debevoise’s global tax practice. His practice concentrates on M&A, investment fund formation and general corporate transactions. He works closely with Debevoise’s Private Equity, Family Enterprise, Corporate M&A and Latin America Groups.
Andrew Levine is a litigation partner who focuses his practice on white collar and regulatory defense, internal investigations and a broad range of complex commercial litigation. He regularly defends companies in criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement matters and has conducted numerous investigations throughout the world. Mr. Levine frequently advises companies on compliance matters, including with respect to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the assessment and management of risks presented by potential mergers, acquisitions and other transactions.
Jonathan Adler is a corporate partner based in the New York office and a member of the firm’s Investment Management Group. His practice focuses on advising sponsors of private investment funds, including buyout, growth capital, energy, infrastructure and credit funds. In addition to his work with U.S. and European funds, Mr. Adler has also advised clients in establishing private equity funds, offices and joint ventures in various emerging markets, including Africa, India and South America.