Latin America M&A activity predicted to rebound over the next two quarters

Latin America M&A activity predicted to rebound over the next two quarters.

27 July 2018

Latin America M&A activity

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor forecasts the number of future M&A announcements by tracking early-stage M&A activity – new sell-side M&A transactions across the world that are in preparation or have begun their due diligence stage. These early-stage deals are, on average, six months away from their public announcement.

According to the latest Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report, the number of announced M&A deals in Latin America (LATAM) is forecast to increase by around 5% year-over-year during the next six months, the fastest rate of growth in M&A activity since Q2 2017. Over the next two quarters, we expect the strongest growth in LATAM M&A announcements to come from the energy & power and financials sectors in Mexico, Peru and Argentina. Levels of M&A announcements in Brazil and Colombia are set to decline, reflecting weaker early-stage M&A activity in those two countries.

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Enrique Barrios

Enrique Barrios

Enrique Barrios has over 20 years of experience in architecting and delivering business and technology solutions to large companies in the US and Latin America, starting his career at Andersen Consulting (Accenture), as part of the Southeast Region of the US, and taking on roles such as Head of Sales for Novell Latin America (HLA). Enrique received a degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Oregon State University, and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.