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Latin America –  April 2015

In April, the investment volume generated in Latin America increased by 17.7% compared with the same period last year, increasing from USD 5.84bn last year to USD 6.87bn this year. On the other hand, the number of deals decreased slightly; from 137 last year to 129 in April 2015.
Highlights include the acquisition of Nextel México by US-based AT&T, for USD 1.88bn. In addition, Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM), reached an agreement to acquire Chile-based Aguas de Antofagasta (ADASA) held by Chile-based Inversión Punta Rieles, a subsidiary of UK-based Antofagasta (a company controlled by Grupo Luksic). The...

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Latin America - First Quarter 2015

The figures for the first quarter of 2015, show a positive scenario in the Latin American transactional market, with a 7.7% increase in the number of deals registered, compared with the same period last year. A total of 461 transactions were recorded, generating USD 29.02bn.
By country, Brazil is the undisputed leader with 213 deal and an 18% increase compared with the same period last year. Mexico follows with 75 transactions, equivalent to a 4.2% increase, and Chile with 46 deals, equivalent to a 17.9% increase.
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Apco Oil & Gas International - Company engaged in oil and gas...

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Latin America – February 2015

In February, the investment volume generated by mergers and acquisitions in Latin America increased by 27.3% compared with the same period last year; USD 8.73bn in 2014 and USD 11.11bn in 2015. On the other hand, the number of deals registered decreased slightly, from 130 last year to 127 in February 2015.
Highlights, this month, include Brazil-based Rumo Logística’s acquisition through merger of Brazil-based ALL- América Latina Logística, for approximately USD 3.83bn. The Netherlands-based Heineken sold its Mexican subsidiary Empaque to US-based Crown Holdings, for approximately USD 1.23bn.
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Latin America – January 2015

In January, US-based companies were the most acquisitive in the Latin American market, with 24 deals recorded, and followed by European acquirers with 12. Highlights include AT&T’s acquisition of Nextel México, for USD 1.88bn, and of lusacell for USD 2.5bn.
The Latin American transactional market was particularly active, with a total of 145 deals registered, which generated approximately USD 10.93bn. As far as countries, Brazil was the most active with 61 transactions recorded, followed by Mexico and Chile, with 22 deals each.
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Ekimed - Entity dedicated to real estate...

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Latin America - Annual 2014

The economic reforms and investment plans announced by Latin American Governments, throughout 2014, stimulated transactional market’s activity, and the year ended on a positive note. In 2014, a total of 1,564 deals were registered, generating an investment volume of USD 160.55bn, which represents a 2.1% and 41.9% increase, respectively, compared with the previous year.
By countries, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia were the most active. In number of deals, their activity increased by 28.6%, 21.9% and 15.5%, respectively. On the other hand, Brazil, which has been the most active country, decreased its...

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Latin America – November 2014

In November, the Latin American transactional market was less dynamic, with 116 deals registered, compared to 145 in October. The investment volume also decreased, to some USD 23.10bn. Brazil was again the most active country, with 50 deals registered, and followed by Mexico with 18 and Chile with 15.
Nevertheless, so far this year, some Latin American countries have already exceeded the number of deals recorded throughout 2013. Argentina registered 159 deals since January, compared to 137 in 2013; Colombia recorded 120 compared to 116 last year; and Mexico registered 203 deals this year, compared to 175 from...

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