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Deal Trends In Latin America: March 2017

Deal Trends in Latin America

Robust data, analytics and insightful perspectives a single, comprehensive report.

2016 represented another challenging year for the economies of Latin America, and deal activity fell 21% in 2016 – only slightly better than 2015.

Nonetheless, the evidence is strong that private equity investors remain committed to the region. While the macro outlook for 2017 remains mixed, the opportunity set for investors is becoming increasingly interesting.

Leveraging best-in-class private company and transaction data, combined with powerful analytics available from S&P Global Market Intelligence, Deal Trends in Latin America will keep you updated on current on capital market trends, and provides perspectives on M&A targets, cross-border deal flows, and acquisition targets in the region. 

Key highlights include:

  • Latin American deal volume fell 21% in CY 2016 from CY 2015
  • Deal values in the two largest economies diverged with Brazilian activity rebounding, while Mexican activity continued a downward trend that began in CY 2015
  • Out of the 10 largest deals in Latin America in CY 2016, Brazil participated in six, Chile participated in three
  • 65% of the total deals done in CY 2016 in Latin America were intra-regional versus foreign, non- Latin American buyers. This is increased from 58% CY 2015
  • Real GDP growth in 2016 was exceptionally modest throughout the region, with Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela seeing a contraction

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