América Móvil divests US prepaid wireless business for US$6.9 billion

Mexico’s América Móvil has hired Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York to sell its prepaid mobile services provider, TracFone, to US counterpart Verizon in a deal totalling US$6.9 billion. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s offices in New York and Washington, D.C. and Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. in Mexico City helped Verizon in the deal, which was announced on 14 September.