Colombia, Mexico Boutiques Defend Turf

Colombia, Mexico Boutiques Defend Turf

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by Ben Miller The credit crisis left opportunity for boutique investment banks in markets outside Brazil, though not on the same scale. In Mexico and Colombia, where an array of specialists sprang up, new entrants appear to have slowed. Pan-regional players are sticking to their specialties.Though global investment banks have revived, LatAm business across the board has surged. Niche service providers hope this means more opportunity overall, even if it at the moment it is more difficult for new entrants. “A year ago it looked like everyone was trying to be a boutique” says Randall Pike, partner at BCP. “But since the new issue business picked up, and prices have improved,

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