Brazil will lead mergers and acquisitions in Latin America
I’m seeing a lot of M&A activity taking place in Latin America these days. According to Bloomberg New and Latina American Advisor, takeovers are at their strongest pace in a decade as the economy recovers and credit markets continue to improve.
While most have the activity is taking place in Brazil and Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru are also getting into the action.
There are also a lot of companies pursuing IPOs, trying to follow the steps of Banco Santander Brazil’s success. Be sure to see my previous posts on the subject, Emerging Market IPOs: 6 Risk Factors to Consider and Structuring IPO Deals in a Rebounding Global Economy.
Trend to Watch: Look for Small to Medium-Sized Players in the Following Sectors to Take the Lead in M&A Activity: Beverage and Bottling, Real Estate Development, Consumer Goods and Commodities.