Latin America M&A Overview Report
An EMIS Insights M&A Report
EMIS is an ISI Emerging Markets Group Company Date: July 2018
Available in: English
The first half of 2018 in Latin America & the Caribbean was a bit slower than H1 2017, with deals reaching 726 in total (5% down y/y). However, the total value of transactions surged by 80% to USD 52.5bn on the back of remarkably big deals such as Fibria Celulose in Brazil (USD 10.6bn), SQM in Chile (USD 4.1bn) and Patron (USD 3.6bn) in Mexico.
After taking the spot of top foreign investor in Q1 with the deal for 99 Taxis, China kept on spending on Latin American acquisitions. In May, Chinese sector player Tianqi bought a further 24% in Chilean lithium producer SQM for USD 4.1bn, after previously owning just 2%. With this investment, China’s total amount spent so far this year in Latin America reached USD 5.5bn, more than twice compared to second-ranked USA (USD 1.9bn).
This report provides an in-depth overview of the M&A deal activity across 11 countries in Latin America, and the countries in Central America and the Caribbean region. Particular focus is put on Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Chile. Our reports are presented in a consistent format from quarter to quarter, enabling users to analyse and compare data, and follow the latest developments in M&A.
What this report enables you to do:
- Follow overall mergers and acquisitions trends across the region and in key countries Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Chile
- See what major deals were announced and who was involved
- Identify the hottest industries and the top foreign investors
- Observe how valuations changed from quarter to quarter
- View Private Equity activity and the top entries and exits
- See which companies debuted on the stock market
- Gain insights into the largest upcoming deals
- Find out who the best performing M&A advisors were
See below for a complete table of report contents: