News Equity: Hopes rise for equities

Jan 1, 2014

A handful of Latin companies that put off deals late last year will be hoping for better conditions in the coming months. By Ben Miller

After a record 2013, Mexicans are hoping they will have more opportunities to raise equity this year, perhaps even on better terms if the government delivers on its reform promises and the economy advances as forecast. Sigma Alimentos is tipped with a good chance of success in its initial public offering, which it is preparing as it makes a bid for European meat company Campofrio (see page 10). Whether the once-cherished Fibra real estate funds will find a similarly warm reception is less clear. Prologis and Fibra Sendero both put off deals after filing last year. Markets are uncertain...

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