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Almost 2,000 Mergers and Acquisitions Registered in Latin America in 2015

With overall deal flow dipping in the first and fourth quarters, M&A activity saw a slight decrease year over year with a total of 1,936 deals for 2015, according to the Transactional Track Record’s Latin America Fourth Quarter 2015 Report.

The Latin American market registered a total of 1,963 deals in 2015 in mergers and acquisitions, asset transactions, private equity and venture capital, generating an aggregated investment value of approximately US$134.04 billion, according to TTR’s Latin America Fourth Quarter 2015 Report, produced with Merrill Corporation. In terms of total M&A deal value, Brazil led the way with 1,017 deals amounting to almost US$70 billion, followed by Mexico with 303 deals topping US$35 billion and Colombia with 179 deals valued at approximately US$15 billion. Meanwhile, the top deal of 2015 involved the purchase of Chile-based Mina Zaldivar by UK buyer Antofagasta for a little more than US$1 billion. Find out which sectors—from financial and insurance to oil and gas—were the most active by country. Track cross-border deals as well as the drop-off in IPOs over the past four years.

What’s covered:

  • Top deals per quarter as well as a closer look at the top deal of 2015
  • TTR radar identifying regional deal trends and opportunities in the 18 months following Q4 2015
  • Deal flow charts covering asset transactions, mergers and acquisitions by deal value, volume, type and country
  • Quarterly rankings of financial and legal advisors by number and total value of transactions

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