Publications

Mexico - May 2015

In May, US-based companies were the most acquisitive in the Mexican market, with 4 acquisitions and 9 since January 2015. Highlights include Barclays Capital’s acquisition of a minority stake in Grupo Aeroméxico, for approximately USD 1.14bn.
Regarding transactional activity, the Mexican market was particularly dynamic, with a 15.4% increase in the number of deals recorded. A total of 30 transactions were registered in May 2015, compared with 26 in the same period last year.
Unifin - Company engaged in insurance, financial and leasing services.
Legal Advisors
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton US...

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Mexico - April 2015

In April, the Mexican transactional market was particularly dynamic. The number of deals increased by 47.3% compared with the same period last year; at total of 28 transactions recorded this month. On the other hand the investment volume generated was USD 3.06bn, equivalent to a 342% increase.
Highlights include the acquisition of Nextel México by US-based AT&T, for USD 1.88bn. In addition, Industry Funds Management – IFM invested USD 600.46m in Opcem and OPI – Organización de Proyectos de Infraestructura.
Grupo Acosta Verde - Shopping center asset management company.
Legal Advisors
Galicia...

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Mexico - First Quarter 2015

In the first quarter of 2015, the Mexican transactional market generated an investment volume of USD 13.67bn, which represents a 166.6% increase compared with the same period last year. On the other hand, a total of 75 deals were registered, both announced and closed, whichis equivalent to a 4.2% increase.
Highlights, this quarter, include the acquisition of lusacell by US-based AT&T, for USD 2.5bn. In addition, US-based companies BlackRock Private Equity Partners and investment firm First Reserve Corporation acquired a 45% stake in Los Ramones II project, held by Mexican oil company Pemex, through its...

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Mexico - February 2015

In February, the Mexican transactional market was particularly active, following a trend set in the last few months. The number of deals registered increased by 18.8% compared with the same period last year; 19 deals in 2015 and 16 in 2014. On the other hand, the investment volume generated was approximately USD 2.15bn.
Highlights, among the most relevant deals, include Heineken’s sale of its Mexican subsidiary Empaque to US-based Crown Holdings, for approximately USD 1.23bn. Grupo Bimbo, through its subsidiary Canada Bread, concluded the acquisition of Saputo Bakery, for approximately USD 95.36m...

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Mexico - January 2015

The Mexican transactional market began 2015 with attractive figures, which were similar to those at the end of 2014. The investment volume generated was USD 8.85bn, which represents a 752% increase compared with the same period last year. This month there were 22 deals registered, both announced and closed, which represents a small decrease, compared with the 25 deals in January of 2014.
In addition, the largest deal in Latin America this month was registered in Mexico. Highlights include Tiendas Soriana’s acquisition of stores held by Controladora Comercial Mexicana – CCM, for USD 2.61bn.
Iusacell...

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Mexico - Annual 2014

In 2014, the Mexican transactional market was particularly dynamic, with a total of 225 mergers and acquisitions, both announced and closed, which represents a 28.6% increase compared with the previous year. However, the investment volume generated was USD 30.10bn compared with USD 43.83bn in 2013, but, it is important to take into account that in 2013 we recorded the acquisition of Grupo Modelo, for USD 20.10bn.
Regarding market segments, there was a slight increase in the number of deals registered in the high-end market in deal size (>USD 500m), 16 deals in 2013 compared with 18 this year, which denotes an...

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