Q2.2021 outlook: M&A

Q2.2021 outlook: M&A

Brazilian healthcare, retail, logistics and tech companies helped to drive the growth of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the first quarter of 2021 and will continue to boost transaction volume throughout the rest of the year, predicts Felipe Argemi, founder of Santis, an M&A boutique focused on middle-market companies. Soaring demand for their products and services due to the pandemic, record low interest rates and enthusiastic backing from domestic equity investors is encouraging scores of companies in high-growth sectors to pursue rapid growth by acquiring rival companies, he said.   Among these is private healthcare provider Hapvida, which is closing a BRL111 billion ($19.7 bil

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