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Colombia - 1Q17

In 1Q17, the Colombian M&A market registered 29 transactions, of which 8 have a non-confidential deal value of USD 10.7bn, according to the quarterly report of Transactional Track Record.    These figures reflect a 36.96% decrease in the number of transactions and a 266.15% increase in their deal value, compared to 1Q16.
 
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Philippi, Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Colombia - Annual 2016

The dynamics of the Colombian M&A market surpassed by 72.17% the deal values of the whole of 2015, with the most active sectors being real estate and financial based on the number of transactions.
Specifically, the Colombian M&A market registered 175 transactions in 2016, of which 90 had a combined non-confidential value of USD 11.92bn. These figures differ from those of 2015, which recorded 179 transactions with a combined non-confidential value of 98 deals of USD 6.92bn, entailing a 2.23% decrease in the number of transactions compared to 2015.
Additionally, of the transactions registered in the year, 67 are...

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Colombia - Half-Year 2016

The figures of 1H16 show a picture of growth in Colombia's transactional market, with 73 registered mergers and acquisitions, which moved USD 5.68bn. These data represent a 94% increase in operated capital, but a decrease of 17.9% in the number of transactions, compared to 1H15.
In terms of sectors, the financial and insurance sector was most prominent throughout 2016, with nine transactions, followed by real estate, with seven deals.
In the cross-border sphere, the investing appetite of US-based companies is most notable in the Colombian market, where they have carried out four operations with a combined...

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Colombia - Annual 2015

In 2015, the Colombian transactional market was particularly active throughout the year, with 181 deals recorded and an aggregate value of approximately USD 7.54bn, becoming the fourth most active country in Latin America.
In the second semester of 2015, 89 transactions were carried out in Colombia, equivalent to an 8.54% increase, compared with the same period last year, and an aggregate value of approximately USD 4.57bn.
In terms of sectors, the financial and insurance was the most active last year, with 32 deals registered, followed by distribution and retail with 16 transactions.
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Colombia - Half-Year 2015

In the first semester of 2015, the Colombian transactional market was dynamic, with a 9% increase in the number of deals registered; 96 transactions were recorded compared with 88 in the same period last year. The investment volume generated in the first six months of 2015 was approximately USD 3.52bn. Highlights include the acquisitions made by Colombia-based Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) abroad. One was Chile-based Aguas de Antofagasta (ADASA), for approximately USD 965m, and the other was Brazil-based Taesa, for USD 507.12m.
By countries and in terms of number of deals: Colombia was the third most...

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Colombia - Annual 2014

In 2014, the Colombian transactional market was particularly active, and registered an 18% increase in the number of deals compared with the previous year; a total of 142 transactions in 2013 compared with 168 in 2014. On the other hand, the investment volume increased by 34.3% compared with 2013, and generated USD 14.60bn.
Among the largest deals, highlights include the merger between UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones and Tigo Colombia, for some USD 3.90bn. Furthermore, Banco Itaú Unibanco and Corpbanca acquired a stake in CorpBanca Colombia (former Banco Santander Colombia), for USD 894m.

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