Mergers and acquisitions involving an acquirer, target or
seller from Latin American or the Caribbean have risen sharply
year on year. Volume sat at $65 billon, with 645 deals in late
June: nearly 35% up from the same period a year earlier,
according to Dealogic data.
NEWS M&A: Ebb and flow
Acquisitions involving ex-LatAm buyers and targets
have picked up, but intra-regional activity has slowed.
By Katie Llanos-Small
At the same time, intra-LatAm deals were at their lowest
level since 2005, standing at $22.1 billion, down 17% year on
year and a sharp fall from 2010, when such transactions topped
$50 billion between January 1 and June 19.
A growing view that Latin America offers stable long-term
opportunities is one factor behind the growth in international
companies seeing targets in the region, said Alberto Pandolfi,
head of investment banking coverage and M&A for Latin
America at Citi.
"It stems from a...
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