Latin America Sees IPO Boom

Vista Oil & Gas was the first SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) to go public in Latin America and the first oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) company to list in Mexico. (Photo: Cofemer)

Latham & Watkins partner Roderick Branch advised on the Vista Oil & Gas IPO. (Photo: Latham & Watkins)

The value of Latin American IPOs jumps fourfold so far this year.


After two years of declines, initial public offers in Latin America are seeing a comeback.

So far this year, 16 Latin American IPOs have raised $6.8 billion, more than four times as much as all of last year, when the combined value of nine IPOs reached $1.5 billion, according to Latinvex research.

And there’s still a pipeline of more than $8 billion.

The results this year stand in contrast to the 23 percent decline last year and 42 percent fall in 2015 following the record IPO year of 2014, when Latin American IPOs reached $16.3 billion.

Brazil accounted for ...

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