Publish in Special Reports - Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The Chuchupa field in La Guajira, Colombia, which Chevron now has exited through a deal with Ecopetrol unit Hocol. (Photo: Chevron)
M&A Experts Paola Lozano and Paul Schnell, Skadden. (Latinvex collage)
The COVID-19 impact on Latin America M&As and the outlook this year.
BY JOACHIM BAMRUD
How has the COVID-19 pandemic and crisis impacted M&As in Latin America? Will M&A activity restart once several Latin American economies gradually re-open? Are there any M&A sectors that have been especially hurt by the COVID-19 crisis? Are there any sectors that may have become more appealing? What is the overall outlook for M&As in Latin America this year, presuming we start seeing economic recoveries in the second half?
Latinvex asked two experts: Paul Schnell, Co-Chair of the Latin American Group at Skadden and Paola Lozano, Co-Chair of the firm’s Latin American Group and head of its Spanish language corporate practice.
Keywords: Brazil, Colombia, COVID-19, Mexico, M&As, Skadden