Published June 2019
Latin Lawyer rounds up Latin American deal activity.
Peru was the busiest country for M&A transactions in Spanish-speaking Latin America during January and February, with more deals taking place there than in Mexico and Argentina combined, according to Latin Lawyer’s research.
Eighteen international law firms and 39 Brazilian outfits have helped steer 56 M&A deals that were announced, signed or closed in January and February, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados was the Brazilian firm with the highest combined total value and volume of debt capital markets deals in January and February this year, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest reporting.
Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC steered the most equity capital markets transactions in Latin America throughout November and December, followed by local counterpart Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC and Brazil’s BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão.
Argentine firms have recorded the highest number of debt capital markets deals in January and February, making them the busiest players in Spanish-speaking Latin America for four consecutive months.
The number of international law firms involved in Latin America equity capital markets transactions increased significantly in January and February compared to the two previous months, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.
Latin Lawyer recorded 74 debt transactions in Brazil between March and April, worth a combined US$21.5 billion
Latin Lawyer recorded 109 debt transactions in Brazil between May and June, worth a combined US$19.9 billion
Latin Lawyer recorded 47 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$11.7 billion.
Latin Lawyer recorded 53 debt transactions outside Brazil, with a combined value of US$18.7 billion.
Some 107 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise nearly US$90 billion through 367 debt capital markets deals between January and June of this year, according to Latin Lawyer's data.