Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions Fell 48%

Chile, the second-largest M&A market in Latin America, saw a 17 percent drop in deal value last year. Here capital Santiago. (Photo: Government of Chile)

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The value of announced mergers & acquisitions in Latin America fell 48 percent last year, while deal value in Brazil declined 50 percent, according to new data from Refinitiv.

The decline last year was largely driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic crisis. The decrease compares with a 17.1 percent increase in Latin American M&A value in 2019, a 21.9 percent decline in 2018 and an 8.2 percent increase in 2017.

All in all, the value of announced M&As in Latin America reached ...

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Keywords: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, COVID-19, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru



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