Brazil, Mexico and Chile, the countries that recorded the most mergers and acquisitions in February

16/03/2020

According to the most recent TTR (Transactional Track Record) report with February 2020 data of the M&A market in Latin America, a total of 131 mergers and acquisitions were registered in the region, for an aggregate amount of US$3,773.73 million.

According to the ranking, Brazil and Mexico led in the mergers and acquisitions count with 156 and 42 operations; respectively. Image: Needpix.com
According to the ranking, Brazil and Mexico led in the mergers and acquisitions count with 156 and 42 operations; respectively. Image: Needpix.com

These two countries are followed by Chile with 26, Argentina with 17, Peru with 16 and Colombia with 14. The local market not only ranked last on the list, but presented a 66% decrease in the number of cases and a 91% decrease in capital mobilized (US$71 million).

It should be noted that Colombia was not the only country that presented reductions in the amounts moved during February. For example, Brazil registered a 4% decrease in the capital mobilized in interannual terms (US$4.928 billion), Mexico fell 66% of its amount with respect to the same period in 2019 (US$1.056 billion), Chile fell 47% (US$862 million), Argentina fell 63% (US$463 million) and Peru fell 60% (US$511 million).

In addition to the above, the report also noted that "in the cross-border area, the investment appetite of Latin American companies abroad stands out in February, especially in North America, where nine operations were carried out, while in Europe eight transactions were recorded.

By Mexicanist