January 1, 2013
Recent years have been challenging for new equity issuance and 2012 was no exception: volumes and the number of transactions hit a trough while Brazilian markets all but ground to a halt.
The upside is that a diminished focus on Brazilian issuance has meant a more intense interest in Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Chile. Even Brazilian banks are pushing hard to get in on the Andean-Mexican act.
Several banks are poised to benefit from the emergence of the ex-Brazil markets, having laid the groundwork in recent years. Bank of America Merrill Lynch stands out among the elite group of ECM firms with a pan-regional operation, working on several of the largest and most groundbreaking transactions
Bank of America Merrill Lynch