Q3 2019 Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor: LATAM M&A Activity Expected to Disappoint

Latin America region set to lag tepid global M&A growth over next six months

20 May 2019

Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor

Following a disappointing start to 2019, with the number of LATAM-region M&A deals announced in Q1 2019 falling by 3 percent year-over-year (YOY), LATAM is predicted to show a deepening decline in levels of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity over the next six months. That’s just part of the story revealed in the Q3 2019 issue of the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor.

Based on levels of early-stage due diligence M&A activity in LATAM virtual data rooms over the past six months, the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor forecasts that the number of announced M&A deals in LATAM is expected to decrease by around 6 percent YOY over the next six months, within a range of 2 percent to -12 percent.

Among the largest LATAM economies, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru are expected to show flat to slightly increased levels of M&A announcements over the next six months compared with the same period in 2018, whereas levels of M&A announcements are expected to be flat to declining in Colombia and significantly lower in Argentina.

The sectors that are predicted to lead growth in LATAM M&A announcements over the next six months include Materials, Energy & Power and TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms).

Find out more in the Q3 2019 issue of the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor. Independently verified as a highly accurate six-month forecast of merger and acquisition activity, the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor is compiled by tracking early-stage M&A transactions globally that are in preparation or have begun due diligence. 

Download your copy here or visit our interactive digital site.

Along with our forecasts of M&A activity for the next six months, the latest issue of the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor includes:

  • The Digitalization Issue: a spotlight feature on how digital disruption is driving global M&A activity in key industries

  • An exclusive interview with Professor Dr. Michael Lamla, head of corporate banking at Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) in Frankfurt am Main/Germany, on China’s outbound M&A aspirations

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.