Latin America’s Top M&As in 2014
Polanco district in Mexico City. Brazil and Mexico are among the five top countries in the world for acquisitions. Photo: Matthew Rutledge

Polanco district in Mexico City. Brazil and Mexico are among the five top countries in the world for acquisitions. Photo: Matthew Rutledge

9th March 2015

Last year Latin American companies negotiated $116.04 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions, making the region a strong magnet for investors.
By: Marco N. Yurén
Latin America is still a big magnet for investment capital from all over the world. In spite of its polyglot political geography from Mexico to the bottom inch of the Argentine cone, the region is still an extremely attractive place to invest.
During the past year, the 100 most important Latin American mergers and acquisitions added up to $116.040 billion, an 18 percent increase over the previous year, according a report from the office of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
The increase in domestic consumption, the big infrastructure projects and the growing demand for raw materials spurred the increase in economic activity throughout the region, according to FTI, a consultant in global economic development, in its 2014 analysis of Latin America. “That’s why we aren’t expecting any cutback in investments, mergers and acquisitions, or in demand for professional services,” the report says.
In 2014, the British consultant Deloitte ran a survey of market trends for mergers and acquisitions among 2,500 global companies. The result showed that Mexico and Brazil are among the five most attractive countries in the world for acquiring companies, thanks to their stable and solid economies.
Proof of this is the acquisition made by the Portuguese group Altice of the Brazilian …

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