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S Wade Angus

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Mergers & Acquisitions.


Wade's practice focuses on cross-border M&A, joint venture, private equity, corporate finance, capital markets and restructuring transactions. He regularly advises investment banks, private equity sponsors, and multinational corporations in the US and Latin America, including companies such as Advent International, Brookfield Asset Management, Citigroup Global Markets, Cosan S.A., Crédito Real, Fluor Corporation, GIC Special Investments (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation), Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., Itaú-Unibanco, NII Holdings, Oi (Telemar), Reuters Group PLC, Schneider Electric and Verint Systems Inc. Prior to joining Jones Day, he represented Advent International in its acquisition of the Dominican airport operator, Aeropuertos Dominicanos, Siglo XXI, which International Financial Law Review listed as the 2008 Private Equity Deal of the Year for the Americas.


Prior to joining Jones Day in 2008, Wade was a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.


English, Portuguese, Spanish.


Director, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce.


JD, Cornell Law School (1993); BA, Brigham Young University (1989).



Latin America: International firms

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Jones Day's broad geographic footprint has enabled it to develop a significant market share of major Latin America corporate and M&A transactions. Established offices in Mexico City and Sao Paulo are supported by Latin America-focused practitioners and teams in Miami, New York, Madrid and elsewhere. The firm impresses on inbound, outbound and intra-regional deals and has experienced a notable upswing in engagements from private equity investors. It is noted for its recent record in energy, power, and telecoms deals. Clients include Engie, GIC Special Investments, J&F Investimentos, Nutrien, Millicom International Cellular, UPL and Pure Biofuels del Peru. With a tight axis between New York and Sao Paulo practice groups, the firm has a particularly strong record in Brazil; recent matters saw New York and Sao Paulo-based Wade Angus and Sao Paulo partner Marcello Hallake lead the team that advised ENGIE on its proposed multi-billion dollar acquisition of Transportadora Associada de Gas from Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras. Angus also led the group that advised GIC Special Investments on its $308m acquisition of a 25% stake in Brazil's Algar Telecom. In other headline work, the practice advised Nutrien on the $4.1bn sale of its stake in Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) to Tianqi Lithium. Miami partner and Colombian native Nicholas Rodríguez is another key member of the practice, with an enviable record in telecoms deals. Miami's Enrique Martin has a fine reputation, as do Michael McGuinness and María Luisa Cánovas in New York. Sao Paulo of counsel Artur Badra is also recommended.

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