Equities and private debt led emissions in the stock market between January and October this year, which grew by 64% compared to the amounts recorded in 2014.
The advantages of financing in a stock market with the features that Panama's has, has attracted local and foreign companies, who have increased the number of issues, of both equity and debt securities and other instruments.
Actis and Mesoamerica have agreed to sell SunEdison 100% of its interest in Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy, which operates in the area of renewable energy plants.
From a statement issued by Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy:
Actis and Mesoamerica, investment and consultancy firms based in Costa Rica and Colombia have agreed to sell 100% of their combined interest in Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (GME), a leader in the business of wind energy and solar energy in Central America, to SundEdison. SunEdison is the largest developer of renewable energy in the world.
Investment groups interested in buying shares of Banco Produzcamos have until June 30 to submit their bids.
As announced by the Nicaraguan government in April , about 60% of the shares of the state bank Produzcamos will be sold to private entities, who will have time to present their proposals for purchase up until June 30, according to the notice published in the La Gaceta, Official Journal No. 103 of June 4, 2015.
Ongoing Emissions Report, Daily Report Movements, Movements and Historical Report, there are three new reports from the Superintendency of Securities.
An article on Crhoy.com reports that "... From Monday, the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (SUGEF) will have online information about the movements of the balances of emissions registered in the National Registry of Securities and Intermediaries, namely debt issues (bonds), equities and securities for participation of closed-end funds. "
Authorization has been given to Grupo Prival de Panama to complete the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares of Banco Bansol in Costa Rica.
The financial group of Panamanian origin which also now operates in El Salvador, in addition to Panama, and its incursion into Costa Rica aims to strengthen its process of regionalization. Prival sought approval from the appropriate authorities in October 2014 for the purchase of Bansol.
The government authorized the issuance of shares of this bank to incorporate private partners into the entity and turn it into a joint venture.
It is projected that the private sector will be able to acquire up to 60% of the shares and the state would get the rest. Until February 2015 the credit portfolio of state bank amounted to $1.195 billion, according to data from the Superintendency of Banks and Other Financial Institutions (Siboif).
The business group chaired by the Panamanian Stanley Motta may be interested in acquiring units of Citi's consumer banking operations in Panama and Costa Rica.
It is not yet been revealed which of Citibank' consumer banking companies in Panama and Costa Rica they may be interested in acquiring. However, potential stakeholders include the General Bank of Panama and Grupo ASSA, which in addition to being insurers, also runs La Hipotecaria.
In Panama a deadline has been bourght forward to December 31, 2015 for companies with bearer shares to turn them into registered shares or hand them in to custody.
Along with the change in the transition period is a new date for the entry into force of Act 47 of 2013, which was originally scheduled for two years after its enactment, but will now take effect ten days after it has been published. The government made these changes so that the law can come into effect at the next inspection of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Grupo Wisa SA, of Panamanian origin and which has a presence in 14 countries, has acquired 100% of the shares of the company's retail chain Felix B. Maduro.
From a statement issued by Felix B. Maduro:
Felix B. Maduro SA and Grupo WISA, SA, leaders in the sale and distribution of premium brands, have announced WISA Group SA's acquisition of 100% of the shares of Felix B. Maduro SA in one of the most important transactions in the retail segment in the region.
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