Latin America M&A: Road to Recovery

15 February 2018

According to the latest Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor, early-stage M&A activity in Latin America (LATAM) increased 43 percent year-over-year (YOY) in Q4 2017, but the number of announced M&A deals fell by 19 percent. Early-stage M&A activity in LATAM has increased YOY for five consecutive quarters, confirming the region’s return to growth which is being driven by increasing consumption and a firmer recovery in Brazil, economic and monetary reforms in Argentina, energy-sector liberalization in Mexico, as well as improving commodity prices and stronger demand from the US. Largely due to a strong performance in the first half of 2017, we predict a 4 percent YOY decrease in the number of announced LATAM deals in 1H 2018.








  • Global and regional M&A predictions for 1H 2018, including a heat map on sector activity
  • A spotlight feature on post-merger integration and deal success
  • An interview with Professor Scott Moeller, the director and founder of the M&A Research Centre at Cass Business School, and Philip Whitchelo, vice president, strategic business development at Intralinks, on the findings of their recently published study into abandoned acquisitions and how to avoid the deal failure trap

If you want to know the future of global M&A six months ahead of everybody else, download your copy of the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor here.

Claudio Yamashita

Claudio Yamashita

Claudio Yamashita is director of Intralinks Latin America and is responsible for sales and operations. He has more than 15 years of experience in technology solutions and collaboration with global software companies such as Oracle, Ericsson and Amdocs. During his career, he has focused on empowering companies with cloud computing services and solutions to help organizations improve workflow and productivity. With experience in the region, Claudio has been with Intralinks since the regional headquarters was opened in 2010, supporting in the expansion throughout the entire region.