M&A HOUSE: Credit Suisse

Jan 17, 2014

The Swiss bank worked on several notable deals in an otherwise quiet year, but it expects mergers and acquisitions to increase in 2014

Bankers may say that M&A volumes were soft last year. But even so, there were several highlights, including groundbreaking cross-border deals. Credit Suisse has been at the forefront of many of these transactions.

Deals and fees both fell in 2013, driven by tough markets in Brazil and a global environment where growth expectations were mostly poor, talk of US monetary policy changes were making markets nervous, and other international events added to uncertainties.

There were 1,665 M&A deals involving LatAm parties announced between January and late November 2013. They were worth $131.87 billion, according to Dealogic – down from the same period in 2012, when $212.61 billion arose from 1,926 deals. Brazilian M&A fell to $73.39 billion from $124.33 billion in the period....

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