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Matthew Poulter

Partner, São Paulo, New York

“My practice focuses on U.S. corporate finance work, which includes capital markets, banking, M&A and infrastructure finance transactions as well as disclosure and reporting issues. I regularly represent global companies, ‘multilatinas’ and investment banks on a wide range of cross-border transactions involving Latin America.”

Overview

Education & Qualifications

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Overview

Matthew is based in New York and São Paulo and is regarded as a highly skilled advisor to clients on strategically important cross-border corporate finance transactions in the United States and Latin America.

Matthew advises global companies, “multilatinas” and investment banks on corporate finance transactions, including SEC-registered and exempt debt and equity offerings, bilateral, syndicated and structured credit facilities, infrastructure finance transactions, including public-private partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions, including disposals of companies and assets.

In addition, Matthew provides SEC-disclosure and reporting advice to foreign private issuers. He also has in-depth knowledge of the banking, animal protein, agriculture biotech, infrastructure, and energy sectors.

Work highlights

Matthew has worked extensively in Latin America, including on significant cross-border transactions involving Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, and Peru. Highlights include advising:

  • Marfrig Global Foods on the US$969m acquisition of 51% of National Beef Packing Company and the acquisition financing related thereto, and on the US$2.4bn sale of Keystone Foods to Tyson and the related Ohio Beef carve-out transaction
  • BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan, Mizuho, Rabobank, and 12 other financial institutions on the US$1bn 6.000% Senior Notes Due 2029 issued by Suzano, the proceeds of which were used to finance a portion of the purchase of Fibria.
  • on Argentine debt issues by the City of Buenos Aires, the provinces of Mendoza, Entre Rios and Tierra del Fuego and companies including Arcor, Cablevision, Genneia, Compañía General de Combustibles, and AYSA
  • Nokia and Huawei on the US$1.7bn vendor-arranged development financing of Mexico's next-generation mobile broadband network for Altan Redes, and Bancomext, Banobras, and NaFin on the related development financing
  • Alupar Investimento and La Virgen on the US$81m refinancing of bridge loans to fund the construction, maintenance and operation of an 84 MW two-staged hydroelectric power plant and 63 km transmission line in Peru

Education & Qualifications

Matthew holds a Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration from Brigham Young University. Matthew obtained his undergraduate degree in Spanish Translation from Brigham Young University.

Matthew is a member of the New York Bar, United States.

Languages

He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.