BY CHRONICLE STAFF
Chilean department store chain Falabellas acquisition of D&S, the countrys largest supermarket chain, was the largest announced M&A deal last year, according to the latest Latin Americas Top 100 M&A ranking from Latin Business Chronicle and Thomson Financial.
The purchase, valued at $4.5 billion, is expected to finalize in the first quarter this year and will create
Last year was a mixed year for Latin American mergers and acquisitions. Overall, the value of M&A deals barely increased, but the number of deals grew strongly. And while announced M&A deals in
The total value of announced M&As in Latin American reached $126.2 billion last year, an increase of 0.47 percent from 2006, according to Thomson Financial data analyzed by Latin Business Chronicle. The number of deals reached 1,505, an increase of 64.3 percent.
The top 10 announced deals in
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