Latin America Capital Markets: Strong Outlook

Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer Jalles Machado raised $137 million from its IPO on the Sao Paulo stock exchange B3 on February 4, 2021. (Photo: B3)

Mike Fitzgerald, Paul Hastings and Jorge Juantorena and Juan Giráldez, Cleary Gottlieb. (Latinvex collage)

Latin America, especially Brazil, seen having another strong year.




Thanks to low interest rates in both the United States and Brazil, corporate issues are expected to see another strong year in Latin America, experts say.


Brazil will likely again see a wave of initial public offers, while Mexican corporates should continue to issue debt.


However, there are also several challenges ahead, including uncertainty in Mexico and its sovereign rating.


Latinvex asked three leading experts -- Mike Fitzgerald, chairman of the Latin America practice at Paul Hastings and Cleary Gottlieb partners Jorge Juantorena and Juan Giráldez  -- on how they view the outlook and challenges for capital markets work in Latin America in general and Brazil and Mexico specifically.


The two law firms -- ranked by Latinvex as the top firms in capital markets -- have advised on several IPOs out of Latin America,  including...


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Keywords: Brazil, Capital Markets, Chile, Cleary Gottlieb, Colombia, Guatemala, IPO, Mexico, Paul Hastings, Peru



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