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Latin Lawyer Special Report: M&A and capital markets deal activity

Latin Lawyer Special Report: M&A and capital markets deal activity

10 September 2018

An in-depth look at M&A and IPO transactions in Latin America and the law firms behind them.

Playing to win

Playing to win

10 September 2018

There are some clear front runners in the M&A space, as our country league tables illustrate. With big global firms still featuring in the large majority of high-value transactions in Latin America, how does a local firm’s international strategy affect its referrals and deal flow?

IPO league tables

IPO league tables

10 September 2018

Based on Latin Lawyer’s data, some US$12.28 billion was raised through 20 IPOs in Latin America last year, but 2018 is looking less promising.

Linking up

Linking up

07 September 2018

A planned takeover of the Buenos Aires metro system by Transport for London is one way the UK could strengthen its commercial relationship with Latin America as it prepares to leave the European Union. The country’s place in the world is set to change, but will Brexit reduce or increase the distance between London and Latin America?

Lifetime Achievement Award: José Luis de Salles Freire

Lifetime Achievement Award: José Luis de Salles Freire

06 September 2018

The winner of Latin Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award, José Luis de Salles Freire, built TozziniFreire Advogados into an elite institution. He reflects on how he embarked on a new approach to rendering legal services.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Argentina

04 September 2018

64 deals worth a combined value of US$6.8bn in 2017

Mergers & Acquisitions: Brazil

04 September 2018

438 deals worth a combined value of US$58.9bn in 2017

Mergers & Acquisitions: Chile

04 September 2018

121 deals worth a combined US$9bn in 2017 Close to $3 billion was invested in Chile’s banking and financial services industry in 2017 according to our deal count, while the construction, power, food and drink, and mining industries each saw transactional activity worth $1 billion. Carey, which sits at the top of the league tables having worked on almost double the number of deals than its nearest competitor, was the busiest law firm in all of these sectors bar construction. There, Claro & Cia had a strong showing alongside Garrigues, Morales & Besa, Baker McKenzie and Larraín y Asociados, while Claro & Cia and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría both had busy years. The other five of Chile’s eight biggest firms by headcount all pulled in between nine and 13 deals. Some 15 firms worked on five or more deals in 2017, including two foreign newcomers; Garrigues with 11 deals, and CMS Carey y Allende with eight. Prieto was notably visible with 21 deals.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Colombia

04 September 2018

57 deals worth a combined US$2.8bn in 2017

Mergers & Acquisitions: Mexico

04 September 2018

105 deals worth a combined US$16.5bn in 2017