Our EMIS Insights M&A reports provide analytical summary of mergers and acquisitions activity in key emerging regions and countries. Data is collected from sources such as company press releases, advisory submissions, stock exchange disclosures, business publications, and other.
The report contents include regional and country overviews of M&A by deal volume and value, activity by sectors, foreign investors, private equity, valuation trends, top M&A deals and IPOs, advisory league tables, analysis of latest developments and future expectations.
The reports are published each quarter. Most of the data is cumulative, spanning the full period covered by the report.
The number of mergers and acquisitions in Latin America and the Caribbean plunged by 27% in the first three months of 2020 to 321 transactions, as global markets were rattled by uncertainty related to the spread of Covid-19. With the exception ...View more details
Forecasts for Latin America’s M&A market in 2019 were modest and with the year behind us, it is time for conclusions. EMIS figures show that activity in the region indeed remained flat, inching down by just one deal to 1,649 transactions. ...View more details
M&A activity in Latin America saw 379 deals in Q3, a significant decline compared to the previous quarter. Y/y however numbers were slightly up, supported by the stronger performance from H1 - deals grew by 3.3% to 1,252 while their aggregate ...View more details
M&A activity in Latin America kept growing with further 429 deals in Q2, reaching a total of 861 for the first half of 2019. This marks a 8.3% growth y/y and also the strongest first half of the year since 2014. The U.S. comfortably took the ...View more details
M&A in Latin America had a good start of the year with 415 transactions for the period January-March. It is in fact the best beginning of the year since 2014, also marking a 4.3% increase compared to Q1 2018. In terms of foreign-led M&A, the ...View more details
In Q4, M&A returned to their usual peak after experiencing some dips around the middle of the year. The March deal for Fibria Celulose in Brazil (2018’s the largest transaction in the region) was completed in early 2019 and the ...View more details
M&A activity picked up in the third quarter of the year, raising the overall number of deals in Latin America & the Caribbean for the whole nine-month period by 4% y/y. However, much smaller transactions were announced in Q3 after the ...View more details
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 ...View more details
In Q1 2018, M&A deals in Latin America & the Caribbean fell 6% y/y in terms of volume to 351, as the quarter was among the slowest ones over the past couple of years. At the same time, there were plenty of big transactions and the value of ...View more details
The last quarter of 2017 was even more impressive than Q3 before it, adding 380 deals worth USD 33.2bn and reaching the highest quarterly value in more than three years. Overall for 2017, deals in Latin America and the Caribbean region were 49 ...View more details