In a stock-for-stock deal that turned into Mexico's second-biggest merger ever, the country's largest mining company has joined Peru's top miner.
In the corporate world, Latin America's traditional family-controlled companies may dominate today, but they will be the dinosaurs of tomorrow.
It may have been the biggest acquisition ever by a Mexican company, but the $5.75 billion deal by cement maker Cemex should have come as no shock.
Grupo México has pulled back from the brink of disaster, after its ill-fated US acquisition. But it is still staggering under a heavy debt burden.
Some of Latin America's biggest and best companies have built outstanding in-house M&A teams. So why do they still hire investment bankers?
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Are populist governments like Venezuela & Argentina turning pragmatic?
In some ways
At a fundamental level, the issue is how to generate healthy returns in the medium to long term. Policy holders can see their fund go down over the course of a week or a month, but what we really should be looking at is returns over 20 or 30 years.
Daniel Schydlowsky, Peru’s banking, insurance and private pension fund regulator
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