Publish in Special Reports - Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Kroton's $1.6 billion bid for Estacio became the fifth-largest announced M&A in Latin America in the first half. Here a class at Estacio's Santo Amaro campus in Sao Paulo. (Photo: Estacio)
Mergers and acquisitions jump 600 percent in Chile.
BY LATINVEX STAFF
The value of announced mergers and acquisitions in Latin America jumped 77 percent during the first half of the year, according to Thomson Reuters.
That was twice the growth among emerging markets overall. It also contrasts with a 19 percent decline worldwide and a 20 percent fall in the United States.
Meanwhile, the number of announced deals fell from 644 in the first half last year to 536 in the same period this year.
In Brazil, which suffered from major decreases in recent years, announced M&As jumped ....
Keywords: Anglo American, Brazil, Brookfield, Canada, Carso, Chile, China, Colombia, CMOC, Electra, Endesa, Enersis, Estacio, FCC, Isagen, Kroton, Mexico
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