M&A Outlook: Brazil, Colombia, Peru Best

by Dave

Brazil, Colombia and Peru will likely see most merger and acquisitions activity in Latin America in the second half of the year, according to a Latin Business Chronicle roundtable of M&A experts. However, Mexico and Chile will also garner their share, while Argentina – a leading M&A market in the 1990’s — will remain the odd man out, they point out.

Mergers and acquisitions in Latin America grew by 171 percent in the second quarter to $112.8 billion, the second-highest growth worldwide after India, according to Dealogic data quoted by Dow Jones. That’s more than the $106.4 billion announced last year, when those deals fell 27 percent, according to Thomson Reuters.

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