Chile’s distribution and retail space heats up

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TTR Deal Tracker is a monthly email update identifying M&A trends in Latin America and compiling YTD rankings of leading financial and legal advisors

BRAZIL: Oil & Gas sector dynamic

Transactions in Brazil’s oil & gas sector increased by 113% in the first seven months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according to TTR data (www.TTRecord.com).
Asset sales also rose in the energy sector with five such transactions YTD compared to two in the January-July period of 2015.

CHILE: Deal volume grows in distribution and retail

Dealmaking in Chile’s distribution and retail space is up 150% YTD in 2016 compared to the same seven months in 2015, according to TTR data (www.TTRecord.com).
The appetite from international investors in the sector is also up, with five transactions led by foreign buyers YTD compared to three in the first seven months of 2015.

Rankings / League Tables

Latin America Ranking – 2016*

Financial Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

Banco Itaú BBA leads TTR’s Latin America financial advisory ranking at the close of July by volume and aggregate value, with 24 deal mandates in the first seven months of 2016 worth a combined USD 15.3bn. The top M&A bank in Brazil also led the chart in the first seven months of 2015, when it had advised on 28 transactions worth a combined USD 14.6bn, representing a 14% dip in volume and a 5% increase in aggregate value between the two periods. Banco Bradesco BBI climbed from sixth place in the chart a year ago to take second, its deal volume up 133% from six to 14 transactions, the combined value of those deals up 18% from USD 9.1bn to USD 10.8bn. Banco BTG Pactual fell from second at the close of July 2015 to take third, its deal volume down 25% from 16 to 12, the aggregate value of those transactions down 39% from USD 9.5bn to USD 5.8bn. BAML climbed from ninth place at the close of July 2015 to take fourth, its deal volume up 125% from four to nine transactions, its aggregate value up 1,152% from USD 777m to USD 9.7bn. Citigroup, in fifth, didn’t place among the top 10 in the first seven months of 2015. Banco Santander fell from third a year ago to take sixth, despite adding one deal to its tally of eight at the close of July 2015 and increasing its aggregate deal value by 15% from USD 5.3bn to USD 6bn. Morgan Stanley, in seventh, was not among the top 10 a year ago. BBVA fell from fifth to eighth in the chart, its deal count holding steady at seven, the combined value of those transactions down 3% to USD 2bn. BNP Paribas, in ninth with six mandates YTD, was also absent from the top 10 a year ago, as was Vinci Partners, bringing up the rear with an equal number of deals.

Baker & McKenzie leads TTR’s Latin America legal advisory ranking for the first seven months of 2016, as it did for the corresponding period a year earlier, despite a 36% decline in the firm’s deal volume and a 25% decline in aggregate value compared to its performance to the close of July 2015 when it led with 22 transactions worth a combined USD 1.4bn. Jones Day follows in second with 11 transactions worth a combined USD 279m, a 35% decline in volume and an 89% decline in aggregate value relative to its performance in the seven months ending a year ago, when it also placed second. Linklaters, in third, was not among the top 10 international law firms advising on deals in Latin America in the first seven months of 2015. Clifford Chance holds firm to its fourth-place position of a year ago, its eight mandates YTD worth USD 7.4bn combined, compared to five worth USD 8.3bn in the same seven-month period last year. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, in fifth, did not place among the top 10 to the close of July 2015. White & Case fell one place to sixth, despite adding two transactions to its tally of five compared to the January-July period in 2015. Hogan Lovells, in seventh, was absent from the chart a year ago, this year bumping Shearman & Sterling down a spot to eighth, down also in volume by one deal. Chadbourne & Parke, in ninth, is tied with Shearman & Sterling by volume with four deals under its belt, after not appearing on the chart at the close of July 2015. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom lost two deals compared to its tally of a year ago to bring up the rear, its aggregate value up 207% from USD 866m to USD 2.7bn.

Brazil Ranking* – 2016
Financial Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)


Banco Itaú BBA leads TTR’s Brazil financial advisory ranking for the first seven months of 2016 with 19 transactions worth a combined USD 11.3bn, representing a 21% decline in deal volume and a 20% decline in aggregate deal value relative to the corresponding period in 2015 when it also led the pack. Banco Bradesco BBI rose from third to take second in the chart, bumping Banco BTG Pactual to third place. Bradesco advised on 14 transactions worth a combined USD 10.8bn, increasing its deal volume by 133% from six at the close of July 2015 to 14 as the combined value of its transactions grew 18% from USD 9.1bn to USD 10.8bn. BTG Pactual added one deal to its tally of a year ago while its aggregate deal value fell 45% from USD 8.4bn. BAML, in fourth, was not among the top 10 investment banks advising in Brazil to the close of July 2015, nor was Banco Santander, in fifth, Vinci Partners in sixth, nor Rothschild, in seventh. BR Partners fell from seventh to eighth, despite adding one deal to its tally of a year ago to close July 2016 with five transactions worth a combined USD 1.3bn, representing a 625% increase in aggregate deal value from USD 176m. Morgan Stanley, in ninth, and Magma, in tenth, were both absent from the top 10 ranking at the close of July 2015.

Legal Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)


TozziniFreire Advogados leads TTR’s Brazil legal advisory ranking for the first seven months of 2016 with 31 transactions worth a combined USD 1.8bn, a 94% increase in deal volume and a 121% increase in aggregate value compared to its 16 transactions worth a combined USD 798m of a year ago when it ranked eighth in the chart. Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados ranks second, its 30 transactions worth a combined USD 12bn leading the chart by aggregate value and representing a 30% increase in volume and a 34% increase in combined deal value compared to its 23 transactions together worth USD 8.9bn to the close of July 2015, when the firm raked fourth. Pinheiro Neto Advogados fell from first a year ago to take third place, with 29 transactions together worth USD 8.7bn compared to 31 worth USD 9.5bn at the close of July 2015. Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados is up one place to take fourth, with 29 deals together worth USD 3.4bn compared to 23 worth USD 4bn a year ago, a 26% increase in volume and a 16% decline in aggregate value. Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados fell three positions to take fifth, despite increasing deal volume by 16% from 25 to 29. Its aggregate deal value is down 92% meanwhile, from USD 12.5bn to USD 1bn. Stocche, Forbes, Padis, Filizzola, Clapis, Passaro, Meyer e Refinetti Sociedade de Advogados, in sixth, was not among the top 10 M&A firms in Brazil at the close of July 2015. Veirano Advogados fell one position from sixth a year ago to take seventh in the chart, its deal count down by two transactions, its aggregate deal value up nearly 1300% from USD 408m. Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão fell from third at the close of July 2015 to eighth, its volume down 26% from 23, its aggregate deal value off 38% from USD 9.1bn. Lefosse Advogados, in ninth, was not among the top 10 firms in Brazil in the first seven months of 2015. Demarest Advogados brings up the rear with 16 transactions together worth USD 2.4bn, the same volume as a year ago when it ranked ninth, its aggregate value up nearly 3,000% from USD 79m.

Mexico Ranking* – 2016

Financial Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

BBVA leads TTR’s Mexico financial advisory ranking at the close of July 2016 with five transactions worth a combined USD 2bn, the same deal volume the Spanish bank had registered a year ago when it also led the chart. BBVA’s aggregate deal value is virtually on par as well, its USD 2bn in combined value representing little more than a 1% increase over a year ago. Citigroup rose from seventh to take second place in the chart as it added two transactions to its tally of a year ago and increased the combined value of its deals by 184% from USD 1.2bn to USD 3.5bn. Deutsche Bank, in third, was not among the top 10 banks advising on M&A in Mexico a year ago, nor was JPMorgan, in fourth, nor Morgan Stanley, in fifth. Lazard too was absent from the top 10 a year ago and now ranks sixth. RióN M&A lost one transaction compared to its tally at the close of July 2015, falling from third to seventh in the chart. Goldman Sachs, in eighth, PC Capital, in ninth, and UBS, bringing up the rear in tenth, were also absent from the top 10 a year ago.

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez leads TTR’s Mexico legal advisory ranking at the close of July 2016 with 18 advisory mandates YTD, the same volume it registered in the first seven months of 2015 when it also led the chart. The leading firm’s aggregate deal value is down 66% from USD 9.5bn. Galicia Abogados held firm to its deal count of 10 a year ago, climbing one position in the chart to take second and increasing aggregate deal value 24% from USD 2.8bn to USD 3.4bn. Jones Day México climbed one position in the chart to take third, notwithstanding losing two transactions relative to its tally of a year ago and its aggregate value falling 90% from USD 2.2bn to USD 209m. Santamarina y Steta Abogados, in fourth, was not among the top 10 M&A firms advising in Mexico for the seven months ending at the close of July 2015, nor was Ritch Mueller, in fifth. Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes fell from second place a year ago to take sixth in the chart, its deal volume down 73% from 15, its aggregate deal value down 81% from USD 3.5bn to USD 661m. Von Wobeser y Sierra ranks seventh after not placing among the top 10 in the first seven months of 2015. White & Case México is up two positions in the chart, despite its deal volume declining by one transaction and its aggregate deal value falling 90% from USD 983m a year ago. Basham Ringe y Correa, in ninth, lost two transactions relative to its tally at the close of July 2015 when it ranked seventh, its aggregate deal value falling 93% from USD 1.4bn. Robles Miaja Abogados brings up the rear after not placing on the chart at the close of July 2015.


* TTR Rankings are generated with transactions announced or closed in 2016 year-to-date. The ranking includes sales and acquisitions of shares and of assets, creation of joint ventures, and Private Equity/Venture Capital investments. The legal advisor rankings for Brazil and Mexico take into consideration advisory services regarding domestic laws. All rankings only include deals where a company of the respective country was the target of the transaction. In the case of LATAM, it would be a Latin American country. The LATAM ranking does not specify the origin of the advisory law, so the filter only considers firms from the UK/US.

In case of a draw, the adopted criteria will be the following: if the draw is due to number of transactions, the total deal value prevails; if it is due to deal value, the number of transactions prevail. When a draw of both number of transactions and deal value occurs, the same position will be retained and the deals will be arranged alphabetically.

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