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11 August 20222 minute read

DLA Piper Latin America advises Advent International on a partnership with CEMEX

DLA Piper advised Advent International, one of the countries’ largest global private equity investors, in certain legal issues applicable in certain jurisdictions in the acquisition of a majority stake in CEMEX's shares to accelerate the growth and development of Neoris, a tech consultancy and digital transformation service. CEMEX will remain a key strategic partner and customer of Neoris, and Advent will hold a majority stake in Neoris.

“This deal is a great example of DLA Piper’s strength as a leading international law firm in Latin America in private equity, evidencing our experience advising the most stellar private equity clients in the region,” said Juan Manuel de la Rosa, the DLA Piper partner who led the deal team.

Along with de la Rosa (Colombia), the deal team included partners Maria Claudia Martinez (Colombia), Antonio Arias (Argentina), Luis Vargas (Peru), Matias Zegers and Jorge Timmermann (both Chile), José María Gil-Robles and Legal director Francisco Bachiller (both Spain); and associates Marcos Taiana, María Bourdieu and Rocío Yu (all Argentina), Leslie Chávez, Mariajosé Salazar (both Peru) and Luis Villasmil (Spain).

DLA Piper Latin America's team offers full-service business legal counsel to domestic and multinational companies with interests in and operations throughout the region. Our integrated approach to serving clients combines local knowledge with the resources of the DLA Piper global platform. With over 400 lawyers practicing throughout Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Puerto Rico, our teams frequently work with our professionals throughout the LatAm region, Iberian Peninsula, and around the globe to ensure our clients receive the depth of service they require to meet their legal and business objectives.