M&A

  • Televisa Builds a Moat Jan 1, 2011

    Televisa’s partnership with Nextel may be off the table. But the Mexican media conglomerate is still expected to pursue mobile to unlock value in its content.

  • BEST PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL Jan 1, 2011

    In June, UK-based private equity giant Apax Partners, through its Dethalas vehicle, closed on its first investment in Brazil.

  • Brazil M&A: Valuations Up, Fees Fall Jan 1, 2011

    Brazil is on a path for record-breaking M&A volume and sky high valuations this year, but advisory fees are lagging.

  • BEST INVESTMENT BANK Jan 1, 2011

    Credit Suisse is back on top again, aiming to leverage relationships throughout emerging markets to further stoke the coals of its LatAm investment banking engine. The Swiss house coasts on rising revenue from M&A, equity and fixed income, but has not slipped into complacency.

  • BEST LAW FIRM -- LATIN AMERICA/MEXICO Jan 1, 2011

    New York-based Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is no stranger to megadeals.

  • M&A: Consolidation Fever Jan 1, 2011

    In the year to November 29, a total of 1,221 M&A deals worth $244.6 billion involving a LatAm acquirer or target had taken place, according to Dealogic.

  • BEST DOMESTIC M&A TRANSACTION Jan 1, 2011

    Braskem’s 2010 acquisition of Quattor Participacoes, Polibutenos and Unipar Comercial forges a new petrochemical giant in the Brazilian petrochemicals market.

  • LatAm Syndicated Loans Outlook Jan 1, 2011

    Rekindling Loans International banks are eager to re-enter the LatAm bank market. But cost of funds, spread compression and better DCM terms will keep a lid on volume.

  • BEST CROSS-BORDER M&A DEAL Jan 1, 2011

    In a year of significantly increased Chinese buying of LatAm assets, CNOOC’s purchase of 50% of Bridas was one of the largest South-South deals.

  • Grupo Mexico: Running on Cashflow Jan 1, 2011

    Aggressive in expansion, conservative with financing, Grupo México aims to double copper output in the next five years. Its CFO does not expect fresh fundraising.

  • BEST CORPORATE LIABILITY MANAGEMENT Jan 1, 2011

    After suffering derivative losses in the 2008-2009 crisis, Brazil’s Aracruz Celulose was purchased by Votorantim Celulose e Papel.

  • BEST LAW FIRM -- CHILE Jan 1, 2011

    Chile’s Claro y Cía, established in 1880, is no stranger to complex M&A. In 2010 it acted as legal counsel for LAN Airlines in its merger with Brazil’s TAM that promises to be the largest airline in the region.

  • DEALS OF THE YEAR RESULTS Jan 1, 2011

    Biggest, tightest, longest, cheapest. Superlatives abound when describing LatAm capital markets and advisory for the last 12 months, and many bankers expect the good times to continue rolling.

  • BEST CORPORATE ISSUER Jan 1, 2011

    América Móvil (AMX) is a frequent star of LatAm issuance, beloved by investors despite its razor thin spread and feared by bankers for its rigorous execution standards.

  • BEST LAW FIRM -- BRAZIL Jan 1, 2011

    The merger of Brazil’s two largest retailers – Casas Bahia and Globex, a unit of Pão de Açúcar – was no easy task.

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