June 2006

Cartel Busters


While antitrust authorities in many Latin American countries lack teeth, Colombia is cracking down on closed-door deals and price fixing.

DCM Bookrunner Ranking - Latin America - January 2006 to June 2006



Deals (1)

Don't Let the Door Hit You


After years of hand wringing over its Indonesian investment, Mexican cement maker Cemex has finally signaled an exit from the country – hopefully with some lessons learne...

ECM Bookrunner Ranking - Latin America - January 2006 to June 2006

Executive Excellence

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Banco Itaú CEO Roberto Setúbal is a legend among investors for delivering double digit returns to shareholders throughout his 11 years at the helm.

Indexing Across Borders


Jamie Nicholson-Leener, head of Latin American corporate credit research at Credit Suisse, explains why her investment bank developed its Latin America Corporate Bond Ind...

Latin America Announced M&A by Nationality - January 2006 to June 2006

Latin American Volumes - June 2006

Local Equity Comeback


Financial group Banco Macro Bansud tested Argentina's long-dormant local equity market in March, only to find a much bigger audience on Wall Street.

M&A Announced Ranking - Latin America - January 2006 to June 2006

M&A Completed Ranking - Latin America - January 2006 to June 2006




Riding the Consumer Boom

After years of steady economic growth in Latin America, rank-and-file consumers are finally in the driver's seat, and local companies stand to benefit.

Saving for a Rainy Day

After weathering through gloomy times for technology start-ups in Latin America, a handful of consumer-oriented concept companies are finally cashing in.

Side-Stepping Landmines

Electronic transactions and automatic payments have made Latin America easier to navigate for cash managers, yet politics and diverging regulations keep them nimble.

Stacking Up Globally

A number of consumer-oriented companies are growing strongly in Latin America. Here's how some of the top companies by sector compare to their global peers.

Stars Are Aligned

A new breed of operationally sound companies with enlightened leaders swept LatinFinance's third annual survey of the best and worst companies in the region.

Syndicated Loans Mandated Arrangers - Latin America - January 2006 to June 2006

Telenovela Tussle

The cast of characters expressing interest in buying US Spanish-language media group Univision reads like a Who's Who of Latin American society pages.

The Professor Is In


Chile's debonair new finance minister, a career intellectual and academic, has big plans for putting high copper prices to work for his country.