Work Area: M&A

Environmental, Social and Governance in Latin America – Will the M&A Market Continue to Expand?

Featured in The Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions - Third Edition

Attorneys practising in the region should be prepared to address ESG matters in transactional preparation, due diligence investigations, acquisition documentation and post-closing operations as ESG practices are adopted by financial institutions, strategic investors and regulatory authorities throughout Latin America.

02 December 2022

Due Diligence: A Practical Guide to Deals Involving Latin American Targets

Featured in The Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions - Third Edition

Latin American targets are often family-owned or governed by a long-standing management team; therefore, due diligence usually poses practical challenges in addition to purely legal challenges.

02 December 2022

Deal-Related Litigation in Colombia and Latin America

Featured in The Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions - Third Edition

There is a common view across Latin America that our jurisdictions are not as litigious as the United States or Europe when it comes to M&A deals. This seems to be aligned with the perceptions of our colleagues across countries in Latin America.

02 December 2022

Public M&As, Hostile Takeovers and Shareholder Activism

Featured in The Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions - Third Edition

With businesses driven primarily by family groups, investment funds and entities controlled by local governments, for most of the population trading shares was, and to a certain extent still is, a distant reality.

02 December 2022

Privatisations and M&A Transactions with Government Entities

Featured in The Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions - Third Edition

As the business environment in Latin America continues to evolve and markets become fiercely competitive, it is inevitable that governments increasingly use the sale of public assets or state-owned companies as means to obtain liquidity and successfully exit highly demanding and cash-intensive operations they are no longer able to run efficiently.

02 December 2022

The Rise of Multilatinas and the Implications for M&A Deals in the Region and Beyond

Featured in The Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions - Third Edition

Upon the introduction of free market measures in the late 1980s-to-early 1990s, local companies were forced to restructure, redefine strategies and improve their competitive capacities through the acquisition of technology and through alliances with foreign companies.

02 December 2022

Roundtable: The Impact of Political Instability and Social Unrest on Dealmaking in Latin America

Featured in The Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions - Third Edition

Latin Lawyer brought together a panel of leading M&A practitioners to discuss the political situation in some of Latin America’s largest markets, as well as the impact of uncertainty on dealmaking in the region.

02 December 2022

Suzano, Vale and Marfrig sow forest conservation JV in Brazil

Several firms have helped Brazilian corporate giants Vale and Suzano enter into a joint venture with a syndicate of multinational banks and local food company Marfrig to launch an initiative aimed at protecting and restoring the country’s forests.

01 December 2022

Actis invests in Mexican holding company MT Falcon

UK private equity group Actis has hired three Clifford Chance LLP offices and Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC in Mexico City to buy a stake in energy-focused holding group MT Falcon from Japanese trading company Mitsui, paying US$360 million.

01 December 2022

International PR company snaps up counterpart in Mexico

Cuatrecasas (Mexico) has helped global public relations company SEC Newgate acquire Mexican counterpart Another.

01 December 2022

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