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The capital markets outlook for Brazil and Mexico is positive this year, experts say. Here the Christ The Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro and the Zocalo square in Mexico City. (Latinvex collage based on photos by Brazilian and Mexican governments)
Michael Fitzgerald, Baker McKenzie and Todd Crider and Grenfel Calheiros, Simpson Thacher. (Latinvex collage)
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Latin America Capital Markets: Positive Outlook

The outlook for capital markets work in Latin America, Brazil and Mexico this year.


Latin American capital markets has seen a strong start to the year, with bonds from sovereigns like Brazil, Mexico and Chile raising a combined $15.9 billion and companies like America Movil, Bimbo, Codelco, Cosan, Ecopetrol, Interbank and YPF issuing a combined $8 billion in bonds during January.

What is the overall outlook for Latin America-related capital markets work this year? What will be the main challenges? What is the outlook for Brazil- and Mexico-related capital markets work specifically? And what is the outlook for other markets? Latinvex asked three leading experts. Our panel:

Michael Fitzgerald, partner in Baker McKenzie’s Transactional Practice Group

Grenfel Calheiros, Head of Simpson Thacher’s São Paulo office

Todd Crider, Head of Simpson Thacher’s Latin America Practice


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Keywords: Baker McKenzie, Brazil, Capital Markets, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Simpson Thacher



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