Q2 2020 SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor: LATAM M&A Activity Falters in 2020

Latin America region left out of dealmakers’ plans for global M&A growth.

10 February 2020


Dealmakers in Latin America are not finding much to be cheerful about. M&A deal volumes fell by 2 percent in 2019 and the outlook for this year is no better. According to the latest issue of the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report, the number of announced M&A deals in LATAM is forecast to fall further by 4 percent year-over-year in H1 2020. This compares with forecast growth in worldwide M&A activity of 5 percent.

The SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor is compiled by tracking early-stage 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.

While the overall forecast in LATAM is down, some sectors could show higher levels of M&A activity – namely Financials, Industrials, and Energy & Power. Mexico and Peru could also buck the overall regional trend. However, Brazil, which dominates dealmaking in the region, is expected to remain flat.

To find out more and to know the future of global M&A six months ahead of everybody else, download your copy of the Q2 2020 issue of the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor.

Along with our six-month forecasts of M&A activity by region and sector, the latest issue of the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor includes:

  • A spotlight on how environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are affecting dealmaking.

  • An interview with Marianne Lewis, Dean and Professor of Management at the University of Cincinnati, Carl H. Lindner College of Business, on a new Intralinks research report, Gender Diversity and M&A Outcomes: How Female Board-Level Representation Affects Corporate Dealmaking. Due to be published on February 18, the report, based on a global study of more than 16,700 M&A transactions over 20 years, presents unique new findings on the relationship between corporate leadership gender diversity and M&A success.

Claudio Yamashita

Claudio Yamashita

Claudio Yamashita is a vice president at SS&C Intralinks and is responsible for sales and business development in Latin America. He has more than 15 years of experience in technology and collaboration solutions with global software companies such as Oracle, Ericsson and Amdocs. During his career, he has focused on empowering companies with cloud-enabled technologies and services to help organizations improve efficiency with high-level security.

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