Q4 2018 ‘Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor’: Real Estate Appears as Only Growth Sector for M&A in Latin America

9 August 2018


The Q4 2018 edition of the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor has just been released — and our predictive model shows an expected decrease in announced mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals for Latin America (LATAM) of about 20 percent YOY for 2H 2018, within a range of -32 percent to -7 percent.

The Real Estate sector appears to be the sole growth sector for LATAM M&A announcements over the next six months. Argentina and Chile, the largest LATAM economies, may show the highest increases in M&A deals, with declines for the same in Brazil, Colombia and Peru.

Globally, announced M&A deals will also be ending the year on a new high from a record Q3, according to an analysis of data from Thomson Reuters and Intralinks. A strong global economy, low interest rates and capital-flush private equity (PE) firms competing with deal-hungry corporate acquirers are helping to boost the M&A market overall. 

Learn more in the Q4 2018 edition of the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor.  

Independently verified as a highly accurate six-month forecast of M&A activity, the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor is compiled by tracking early-stage M&A transactions globally in preparation or having begun the due diligence stage. 

Download the issue with predictions for Q4 2018. Also in this issue:

  • A spotlight feature on how high M&A valuations are affecting dealmaking
  • An interview with Rupesh Khant, vice president of ICICI Securities, on the outlook for the Indian IPO market
  • Regional data on how long M&A deals are taking to complete due diligence and their volume of due diligence information

Enrique Barrios

Enrique Barrios

Head of Sales - Latin America

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.