BY CHRONICLE STAFF
Banco Itau boosted its M&A business last year, bucking the trend among the top foreign financial M&A advisors, Thomson Financial data shows.
The rank value of Itaus announced M&A deals last year reached $7.5 billion. That was an increase of 12.6 percent from 2006. That meant Itau was among Latin Americas top 10 financial M&A advisors last year, ending up in 8th place, ahead of such institutions as Merrill Lynch.
Itau advised companies like Sistemas Minas-Rio, Suzano Petroquimica and Serasa withe their sales.