Virgin Territory

Virgin Territory

Financial sponsors are driving leveraged finance in Latin America. The firms that undertake leveraged buyouts are thriving in an ideal climate of stable macroeconomic conditions, lower interest rates and vibrant stock markets. Provided this persists – and the forecast is indeed rosy – financial sponsors will become increasingly important to corporate growth. Economic expansion in Mexico and Brazil provides fertile ground for high growth middle market companies in service sectors, says Ernest Bachrach, chief financial officer at Latin American private equity firm Advent International. "Here you are in virgin territory," he says. "The mid-market populates Latin America. The mid-mark

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