Publish in Special Reports - Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The value of announced M&As in Brazil grew more than twice as much as the average in Latin America last year. Here the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: Brazilian Government)
Brazil M&As up 22 percent, while Latin America grows 8.2 percent.
BY JOACHIM BAMRUD
After a decline in the third quarter, mergers and acquisitions in Latin America picked up in the fourth quarter, leading to an overall increase of 8.2 percent, according to Thomson Reuters.
“A year ago, prospects for M&A in Latin America were very uncertain, and deal activity was slow across the region for the first part of 2017, like in many other parts of the world,” says Paul Schnell, Latin America chair at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. “Activity then picked up in the latter part of the year, and we see prospects for a much stronger M&A market in 2018. There's talk of a global boom in M&A and there's every reason to expect Latin America to participate in that expansion.”
There was strong concern ...
Keywords: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, NAFTA, Peru, Skadden, Trump, Vale