LATIN AMERICA: AGGREGATE DEAL VALUE OF INDUSTRIAL SECTOR GREW 527%

The aggregate deal value of transactions in the industrials sector in Latin America grew by 527% in 1Q17 compared to the same period last year. The growth in aggregate deal value contrasts with deal volume in the sector, which was down from 69 deals in 1Q16 to 50 in the first three months of 2017.

The leading source markets for cross-border deals in Latin America in 1Q17 were the US, with eight transactions together worth USD 1.9bn, followed by Brazil, with 18 transactions worth a combined USD 1.07bn, and Luxembourg, with a sole transaction worth USD 1.01bn.

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