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  • Bond bankers said that Brazilian agribusiness company André Maggi (Amaggi) was the ideal credit for the market’s current tastes as the borrower notched a hefty oversubscription and tightening for a debut sustainability bond on Thursday. A tier two deal from Brazilian lender Banrisul confirmed that high yield appetite in Lat Am remained robust.
  • Peru grabbed the bond market’s attention on Monday with a $4bn triple-tranche issue including a 100 year bond despite the country being on its third president this month. But the country’s public treasury director said it was the all-in yield, not the desire to make headlines, that drove Peru to become the fourth Latin American borrower ever to sell a century bond.
  • Brazilian bank Itaú has hired from the Latin American debt capital markets team of a rival bank to replace its outgoing debt syndicate head.
  • Brazilian conglomerate Cosan returned to bond markets on Wednesday with a $750m 10 year non-call five year trade that bankers on the deal said landed close to fair value.
  • State-owned Argentine oil and gas company YPF became the first borrower from the country to tap international bond markets in 14 months on Monday. Yet despite a healthy reception from investors, bankers do not expect copycat trades from other Argentine issuers.
  • Chile raised around $1.5bn-equivalent of new peso debt on Wednesday in its fourth Euroclearable local currency deal.
  • Latin American bond bankers believe primary market activity will pick up next week after a volatile week led some banks to postpone previously scheduled mandate announcements.
  • Latin America’s best rated sovereign, Chile, will begin investor meetings on Thursday as it plots its third Euroclearable local currency deal.
  • Klabin, the Brazilian pulp and paper company, returned to bond markets on Wednesday, taking advantage of a flattening yield curve to issue its first long bond, despite a bad day for Brazilian assets.
  • Brazil’s largest private sector bank jumped on strong momentum for Brazilian credits to sell $1.25bn of Basel III-compliant additional tier one bonds on Tuesday.
  • Brazil’s largest private sector bank Itaú is set to price its first Basel III-compliant hybrid perpetual note on Tuesday after setting initial price thoughts that bankers away from the deal described as “promising” for the borrower.
  • Lat Am new issue activity could hardly have had a better start to September as Minerva Foods raised $1bn of 10 year bonds at a flat to negative new issue concession. Strong flows into EM funds are creating conditions that are hugely attractive for borrowers.
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