Financial Services deals up by 50% in Peru

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BRAZIL: Construction deals double

Deal volume among Brazilian construction companies grew 112% in the first 11 months of 2016 over the same period last year, according to TTR data (www.TTRecord.com).

Joint ventures and asset sales have also increased in the sector, while the number of foreign-led transactions jumped from five to eight between the two 11-month periods. The BRL 328m (USD 92m) 50% stake acquisition of Cimentos Apodi by Greece-based TITAN Cement Group is the largest inbound transaction in the sector YTD.

PERU: Financial Services deals up by 50%

Financial services transaction volume rose 50% in Peru between January and November 2016 over the same 11-month period in 2015, according to TTR data (www.TTRecord.com).

Eight transactions YTD have been inbound cross-border deals, compared to five in the 11 months ending 30 November 2015. The most recent deal in the sector was ACP’s sale of a 9.99% stake in Paraguay-based Fielco – Financiera El Comercio to New York-based investment fund WWB Capital Partners.

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Latin America Ranking – 2016*

Financial Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

Banco Itaú BBA maintains a healthy lead in TTR’s Latin America financial advisory ranking by volume and value with 46 transactions to the close of November together worth USD 32bn. Brazil’s top investment bank also led the chart a year ago with 42 mandates on deals worth a combined USD 17.8bn by the end of November. Banco BTG Pactual follows in second, as it did a year ago, its deal count down by two to 31, its aggregate deal value up 6% to USD 14.7bn. Banco Bradesco BBI is in third, as it was a year ago, but has increased deal volume by 76% and aggregate deal value by 150% from its 17 transactions worth USD 10.8bn to the close of November 2015. Banco Santander is up three positions in the chart in fourth, its deal volume rising from nine a year ago to 19 YTD, the aggregate value of its deals up 31% from USD 7.7bn to USD 10.1bn. BAML, in fifth, was not among the top 10 financial advisors in the region at the close of November 2015, nor was Citigroup, in sixth, BNP Paribas, in seventh, JPMorgan in eighth, or Morgan Stanley, in ninth. Vinci Partners landed the same number of deals and grew aggregate value 164% to USD 487m, but fell two places in the ranking to bring up the rear.

Baker & McKenzie leads TTR’s Latin America legal advisory ranking at the close of November, its 29 deal mandates nearly matching its 30 of a year ago, while the aggregate value of its deals is up 53% to date this year over the same period last. Jones Day follows in second, as it did a year ago, notwithstanding a decline in deal count from 20 to 14 and a 76% fall in the aggregate value of its deals to USD 654m. Clifford Chance is up four positions in the chart at third, its deal count increasing from six to 13, its combined deal value up 8% from USD 8.4bn to USD 9bn. White & Case gained two deals on its 10 of year ago and increased aggregate deal value by 127% but was bumped from third to fourth, nonetheless. Linklaters, in fifth, was not among the top 10 legal advisors in Latin America a year ago, nor was Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, in sixth. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom fell three places from fourth to seventh, despite maintaining the same deal count of nine and increasing the aggregate value of its deals 374% from USD 1.2bn to USD 3.8bn. Hogan Lovells, in eighth with seven mandates YTD, is tied by deal volume with Shearman & Sterling in ninth, and Norton Rose Fulbright, in tenth. Of the three, only Shearman & Sterling appeared among the top 10 a year ago, when it ranked fifth, with seven deals also, then worth USD 1.1bn combined, compared to USD 1.8bn in aggregate value a year later.

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

Banco Itaú BBA dominates by deal volume in TTR’s Brazil financial advisory ranking at the close of November with 37 transactions worth a combined 24.6bn. Brazil’s leading investment bank had the same number of deals under its belt by this time last year, together worth USD 17.3bn then. Banco Bradesco BBI follows in second with 30 transactions, nearly double its 16 of a year ago when it ranked third by the end of November. Its deals are worth USD 27bn combined, representing a 150% increase from USD 10.8bn, putting Bradesco in the lead by aggregate value. Banco BTG Pactual was bumped from second to third, its deal count down by a single transaction, the combined value of those deals down 28% from USD 12.4bn to USD 8.9bn. BAML, in fourth, was not among the top 10 financial advisors in Brazil for the same 11-month period of 2015. Vinci Partners occupies the same fifth-place position it held at the close of November 2015, its deal count also on par at nine; its aggregate value is up 164% from USD 184m to USD 487m. Cypress Associates, in sixth with eight deals YTD, and Banco Santander, in seventh with six, were both absent from the chart a year ago. BR Partners, in eighth, has also advised on six deals YTD, in its case together worth USD 1.5bn compared to eight worth USD 347m at end-November last year when it ranked seventh. Rothschild occupies the same ninth place it held a year ago, its deal count down from six to five, the combined value of its deals up 3% from USD 8.2bn to nearly USD 8.5bn. JPMorgan holds the rear, also with five mandates in Brazil YTD, in its case worth a combined USD 6.5bn. The New York bank was not among the top 10 financial advisors in Brazil in the 11 months that ended 30 November 2015.


Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has a healthy lead in TTR’s Brazil legal advisory ranking at the close of November, by volume and value, with 63 deal mandates on transactions worth a combined USD 25.2bn in the first 11 months of the year. The top M&A firm in Brazil climbed from second place in the corresponding period last year, when it’d advised on 48 deals together worth USD 10.9bn. Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados climbed two positions from fourth, its deal count up from 41 to 50, its aggregate value down 73% from USD 13.3bn to USD 3.6bn. Pinheiro Neto Advogados led the chart at the close of November 2015 when it’d advised on 57 deals in the first 11 months of the year; the firm ranks third for the corresponding period this year, its deal volume down 14% to 49, the aggregate value of its deals up 68%, meanwhile, from USD 10.9bn to USD 18.3bn. Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados was bumped one position to fourth, despite adding five deals to its count of 44 a year ago to tie by volume with Pinheiro Neto. The firm is behind in the chart for its lesser aggregate deal value of USD 4.6bn. TozziniFreire Advogados ranks fifth with 41 deals worth a combined USD 8.6bn, up from ninth a year ago when it’d advised on 25 together worth USD 798m. Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão fell one position to sixth, its volume down from 37 to 28, its aggregate value down 29% from USD 9.5bn to USD 6.7bn. Stocche, Forbes, Padis, Filizzola, Clapis, Passaro, Meyer e Refinetti Sociedade de Advogados, in seventh, was not among the top 10 legal advisors in Brazil by the close of November 2015. Veirano Advogados fell two positions from sixth a year ago to eighth, its deal count down from 36 to 26, the combined value of its deals growing 731% from USD 1.3bn to just shy of USD 11bn. Demarest Advogados fell from seventh to ninth in the ranking, its deal flow down 19% from 31 to 25, the combined value of its deals up 1,391% from USD 316m to USD 4.7bn. Lefosse Advogados, in tenth with 23 mandates YTD, was not among Brazil’s top 10 M&A firms at the close of November last year.

Mexico Ranking* – 2016

Financial Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

BBVA continues to lead TTR’s Mexico financial advisory ranking with six mandates YTD together worth USD 3.3bn combined, versus four worth USD 869m a year ago when it also led the chart. Citigroup is up from last place at the close of November 2015 to second for the first 11 months this year, its deal count increasing fourfold from one. PC Capital, in third, is up one position while maintaining the same number of deals as in the 11 months ending a year ago. Deutsche Bank, in fourth with two deals, was not among the top 10 advisors in Mexico at the close of November 2015; the bank is now tied by volume with JPMorgan, in fifth, Morgan Stanley, in sixth, Lazard, in seventh and Credit Suisse Group, in eighth; the lot were also absent from the top 10 a year ago. Alfaro, Dávila y Ríos fell four positions to ninth and RIóN M&A is down eight positions in tenth. Both have also advised on two transactions YTD, the same tally of each in the first 11 months of 2015.

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez leads TTR’s Mexico legal advisory ranking for the first 11 months of 2016, as it did for the corresponding period last year, despite losing two deals on its count and a 74% decline in aggregate transaction value from USD 13bn to USD 3.4bn. Galicia Abogados, in second, is up by one deal and up one place in the chart, the value of its 13 deals up 61% to USD 4.5bn on the USD 2.8bn its 12 represented at the close of November last year. Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes fell one place to third, its deal count down from 15 to eight, its aggregate value contracting 23% from 2.4bn to USD 1.8bn. Jones Day ranks fourth, as it did a year ago, its deal count also on par at eight, while its combined deal value is down 73% from USD 2.2bn to USD 584m. White & Case, in fifth, also holds to the same ranking of a year ago, its deal count down by one to seven, its aggregate value down 21% from USD 1.2bn to USD 973m. Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, in sixth with six mandates YTD on deals together worth USD 1.8bn, was not among the top 10 a year ago, nor was Santamarina y Steta Abogados, in seventh with five worth USD 1.9bn combined. Von Wobeser y Sierra had the same five deals under its belt at the close of November 2015, jumping from tenth to eighth, nonetheless. The value of Von Wobeser’s deals is up 229% from USD 358m to nearly USD 1.2bn. González Calvillo Abogados ranks nine with four deals YTD; it did not place among the leading 10 at the close of November a year ago. Baker & McKenzie is down four places in the chart in tenth, also with four mandates between January and the close of November. The firm had advised on twice as many deals by the end of November a year ago, but its aggregate deal value is up 86%, notwithstanding, from USD 366m to USD 680m.


* 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.

Brazilian textiles and apparel in vogue

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BRAZIL: Fashion and textile industry consolidation accelerates

The number of transactions in Brazil’s fashion and textiles industry grew by 167% to the close of August 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according to TTR data (www.TTRecord.com).
The uptick in deal flow in the space was led predominantly by Brazilian firms, with just two cross-border deals in the sector YTD compared to one for the same eight months last year.

COLOMBIA: Real estate dealmaking picks up steam

Transaction volume in Colombia’s real estate segment jumped 75% in the first eight months of 2016 over the same period last year, according to TTR data (www.TTRecord.com).
Foreign buyers have demonstrated increased appetite for real estate assets, leading three transactions YTD compared to just one for the same eight months in 2015.

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Latin America Ranking – 2016*

Financial Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

Banco Itaú BBA maintains a comfortable lead in TTR’s Latin America financial advisory ranking by deal volume and aggregate value at the close of August, with 27 advisory mandates under its belt worth a combined USD 15.6bn, the same number of transactions it advised on in the first eight months of 2015 when it also led the top 10. Its aggregate deal value is up 8% from USD 14.5bn a year ago, meanwhile. Banco Bradesco BBI climbed from sixth place a year ago to take second, its deal volume growing 250% from six to 21, the aggregate value of those transactions up 37% from USD 9.1bn to USD 12.5bn. BTG Pactual fell from second at the close of August 2015 to third a year later, its deal volume down 25% from 16 to 12, the aggregate value of its deals down 39% from USD 9.5bn to USD 5.8bn. Citigroup, in fourth with 11 deals under its belt YTD, was not among the top 10 financial advisors in the region a year ago. Banco Santander slipped from third place at the close of August 2015 to fifth, despite increasing deal volume by 38% from eight to 11 transactions and growing aggregate deal value 43% from USD 5.3bn to USD 7.5bn. BAML climbed from ninth a year ago to sixth, increasing deal count from four to 10, the combined value of its deals jumping from USD 777m to USD 12.2bn. BNP Paribas, in seventh, was not among the top 10 a year ago, nor was Morgan Stanley, in eighth. BBVA fell from fifth a year ago to ninth, despite maintaining the same deal volume and virtually the same aggregate value between the two eight-month periods. Vinci Partners brings up the rear in tenth, also with seven mandates YTD, after not appearing on the chart a year ago.

Baker & McKenzie leads TTR’s Latin America legal advisory ranking at the close of August with 17 mandates worth a combined USD 2.5bn, representing a 23% decline in deal volume and an 81% increase in aggregate value relative to its 22 transactions together worth USD 1.4bn at the close of August 2015, when it also led the chart. Jones Day follows in second, as it did a year ago, its deal volume down from 17, its aggregate deal value down 89% from USD 2.5bn. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton ranks third with 10 deals, followed by Linklaters in fourth with nine, neither having appeared among the top 10 for the first eight months of 2015. Clifford Chance, in fifth, and White & Case, in sixth, have also advised on nine transactions in the region YTD, the former falling from fourth in the chart a year ago when it’d advised on five deals worth USD 8.3bn, the latter down from fifth at the close of August 2015, when it’d also advised on five transactions, in its case worth USD 983m. Hogan Lovells, in seventh with six deals YTD, was absent from the chart a year ago and is tied by volume with Shearman & Sterling, which fell one position from seventh, despite having added one deal to its count of a year ago and increasing the aggregate value of its transactions by 65% from USD 724m. Chadbourne & Parke, in ninth with four deals YTD, was not among the top 10 a year ago. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom brings up the rear with three deals together worth USD 2.7bn, down from five a year ago together worth USD 866m.

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


Banco Itaú BBA leads TTR’s Brazil financial advisory ranking at the close of August with 22 deal mandates YTD worth a combined USD 11.6bn, down by a single transaction from its 23 deals worth USD 14bn a year ago when it also led the chart. Banco Bradesco BBI rose from third to second place, up 250% by volume and 37% by aggregate value from its six transactions worth USD 9.1bn at the close of August 2015. Banco BTG Pactual fell from second to third despite having added one transaction to its count of a year ago. The aggregate value of BTG Pactual’s deals is down 45% from USD 8.4bn, meanwhile. BAML, in fourth, was not among the top 10 banks advising on M&A in Brazil in the first eight months of 2015, nor was Vinci Partners, in fifth, Banco Santander, in sixth, or Rothschild in seventh place. BR Partners ranks eighth, falling one position from seventh a year ago, despite having added one transaction to its deal count and increasing the combined value of its deals by 625% from USD 176m. Morgan Stanley, in ninth, and BNP Paribas, in tenth, were both absent from the top 10 ranking at the close of August 2015.

Legal Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)


Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados leads TTR’s Brazil legal advisory ranking for the first eight months of 2016 with 34 transactions worth a combined USD 14.7bn, representing a 48% increase in deal volume and a 65% spike in the combined value of its deals compared to a year ago, when it ranked fourth with 23 deals together worth USD 8.9bn. Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados holds firm to its second place ranking of a year ago, its deal count up from 25 to 32, the combined value of its deals down 86% from USD 12.5bn to USD 1.8bn. Pinheiro Neto Advogados fell from first a year ago to third in the chart while maintaining the same deal volume. The firm’s deals are together worth 3% less than a year ago when the combined value of its transactions totaled USD 9.5bn. TozziniFreire Advogados climbed from eighth a year ago to take fourth place, its deal volume up 94% from 16 to 31, the aggregate value of its deals up 122% from USD 798m to USD 1.8bn. Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados holds onto the same fifth place ranking it held a year ago, notwithstanding a 26% increase in deal volume from 23 to 29 and a 16% decline in its aggregate deal value from USD 4bn to USD 3.4bn. Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão fell three places in the chart to take sixth, its deal volume down from 23 to 18, its aggregate value down 38% from USD 9.1bn to USD 5.7bn. Stocche, Forbes, Padis, Filizzola, Clapis, Passaro, Meyer e Refinetti Sociedade de Advogados ranks seventh after not appearing among Brazil’s top 10 M&A firms a year ago. Veirano Advogados fell two positions in the ranking to take eighth as it lost two transactions relative to its deal count a year ago and increased aggregate deal value 1,300% from USD 408m to USD 5.7bn. Demarest Advogados held onto its ninth place ranking of a year ago while adding one deal to its count and increasing the combined value of its deals nearly 3,000% from USD 79m to USD 2.4bn. Lefosse Advogados brings up the rear in tenth place after not placing on the top 10 chart at the close of August 2015.

Mexico Ranking* – 2016

Financial Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

BBVA leads TTR’s Mexico financial advisory ranking at the close of August, advising on five transactions YTD, the same deal volume of a year ago when it also led the chart, the aggregate value of its deals virtually unchanged between the two eight-month periods. Citigroup jumped five places to take second, adding three transactions to its count of a year ago and upping aggregate deal value 269% from its sole transaction worth USD 1.2bn to four worth USD 4.5bn combined. Deutsche Bank ranks third after not placing among the top 10 to the close of August 2015. JPMorgan, in fourth, was also absent from the top 10 chart a year ago, as was Morgan Stanley, in fifth, and Lazard, in sixth. RIóN M&A ranks seventh with two transactions YTD of undisclosed value, down from three a year ago. Goldman Sachs, in eighth, PC Capital, in ninth, and UBS, in tenth, were all absent from the top 10 at the close of August 2015.

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez leads TTR’s Mexico legal advisory ranking for the first eight months of 2016 with 18 mandates together worth USD 3.3bn, the same deal volume it had for the corresponding period in 2015 when it also led the chart. The aggregate value of its deals fell 66% from USD 9.5bn a year ago, meanwhile. Galicia Abogados held on to its deal count of 10 of a year ago, climbing one place in the chart to take second, its aggregate deal value up 24% from USD 2.8bn to USD 3.4bn. Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau ranks third with five deals YTD after not placing among the top 10 legal advisors in Mexico in the first eight months of 2015. White & Case México added one transaction to its count of a year ago, climbing six places to take fourth, notwithstanding a 28% decline in aggregate value from USD 983m to USD 704m. Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, also with five M&A mandates YTD, fell three places in the chart to take fifth, the combined value of its deals down 80% from USD 3.5bn at the close of August 2015. Jones Day México lost two deals relative to its count of a year ago and fell two places in the chart to take sixth, its aggregate deal value down 90% from USD 2.2bn. Santamarina y Steta Abogados, in seventh, and Von Wobeser y Sierra, in eighth, were both absent from the top 10 a year ago. Basham Ringe y Correa fell two places in the chart to take ninth, its deal count down by two, its aggregate deal value down 93% from USD 1.4bn at the close of August 2015. Robles Miaja Abogados brings up the rear in tenth with its two transactions after not placing among the top 10 M&A firms advising in Mexico in the first eight months of 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.

Pharma deals surge by 117% in Brazil

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BRAZIL: Pharma deals more than double

The number of transactions in Brazil’s pharmaceutical industry grew by 117% in 1Q16 over the same quarter last year, according to TTR data (www.TTRecord.com).

Foreign investment in the space also grew in real terms with eight of 13 total acquisitions in Brazilian pharma companies in the first three months of 2016 led by overseas buyers compared to five of six in the corresponding period last year.

COLOMBIA: Inbound dealmaking on the rise

Acquisitions of Colombian companies by foreign bidders grew by 29% in 1Q16 compared to 1Q15, according to TTR data (www.TTRecord.com).

There were 17 inbound acquisitions between January and March 2015 compared to 22 in the corresponding period this year. Technology was the most sought after asset class for foreign buyers in 1Q16, meanwhile.

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Latin America Ranking – 2016

Financial Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

Banco Itaú leads TTR’s Latin America financial advisory ranking for the first three months of 2016 with nine transactions under its belt worth a combined USD 3.7bn, representing a 31% decline in volume and a 17% decline in aggregate deal value compared to its 13 deals together worth USD 4.4bn to the close of March 2015 when it also led the chart. Banco BTG Pactual ranks second, as it did a year ago, with six advisory mandates YTD together worth USD 1.3bn, compared to seven worth USD 7.6bn at the close of 1Q15, representing a 14% drop in volume and an 83% decline in aggregate value. Ártica Investimentos ranks third by volume with four transactions for the first three months of 2016 of undisclosed consideration. The firm did not rank among the top 10 by the close of 1Q15. BBVA ranks fourth with three deals together worth USD 1.9bn, tied with Banco Bradesco BBI by volume, which ranks fifth, its three deals worth USD 489m in aggregate. BBVA was not among the top 10 in 1Q15, while Bradesco fell from third for the corresponding period in 2015 when it advised on five deals worth USD 9.1bn, representing a 40% decline in volume and a 95% drop in combined deal value. Credit Suisse Group, Morgan Stanley, BAML, BR Partners and Vinci Partners have each advised on two transactions YTD and accordingly rank by relative aggregate value in the chart. Of the five, only Vinci Partners was among the top 10 a year ago when it advised on three deals together worth USD 22m to rank ninth.

Baker & McKenzie leads TTR’s Latin America legal advisory ranking for the first three months of 2016 with six mandates YTD together worth USD 112m. It also led the chart a year ago when it’d advised on eight deals worth USD 511m combined, representing a 25% dip in volume and a 78% decline in aggregate value. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton ranks second with five mandates YTD worth USD 810m combined. The US firm was not among the top 10 legal advisors in Latin America at the close of 1Q15. Jones Day fell one position in the ranking relative to its performance in the first three months of 2015 when it advised on six transactions to take second place. Its five deals YTD are worth USD 70m combined, representing a 68% decline in aggregate value from USD 219m. Clifford Chance added one deal to its performance of 1Q15 to climb from ninth to fourth in the chart with three mandates YTD worth a combined USD 575m. Davis & Gilbert, in fifth, also advised on three deals in 1Q16, in its case worth a combined USD 247m. The firm was not among the top 10 a year ago. Hogan Lovells, in sixth, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, in seventh, and Chadbourne & Parke, in eighth, have two deal mandates each in 1Q16. None of the three placed in the top 10 for the corresponding three-month period of 2015. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, in ninth, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, in tenth, were also absent from the top 10 at the close of 1Q15.

Financial Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)


Banco Itaú BBA leads TTR’s Brazil financial advisory ranking for the first three months of 2016 with seven advisory mandates together worth USD 1.3bn. Brazil’s top investment bank also led the chart a year ago when it’d advised on 11 deals together worth USD 4.2bn, representing a 36% decline by volume and a 70% drop in aggregate value. Banco BTG Pactual added one deal to its tally of a year ago to climb from third to second. Its six mandates YTD on deals worth a combined USD 1.3bn compare to five together worth USD 7.6bn a year ago. Banco Bradesco BBI fell from second to third in the ranking with three deals YTD worth USD 489m compared to five worth USD 9.1bn a year ago. Ártica Investimentos, in fourth, also advised on three transactions YTD, in its case of undisclosed consideration. Ártica was not among the top 10 financial advisors in Brazil at the close of 1Q15, nor was BR Partners, which ranks fifth with two mandates YTD on deals worth USD 951m combined. Vinci Partners, in sixth, also advised on two transactions in 1Q16, climbing from seventh place a year ago despite losing one madate relative to its three deals in the first three months of 2015. The combined value of Vinci’s deals jumped 1,187% from USD 22m in 1Q15 to USD 277m in 1Q16, meanwhile. Moelis & Company, in seventh, also advised on two transactions in Brazil in 1Q16, in its case worth a combined USD 247m. The US investment bank was not among the top 10 at the close of 1Q15. BAML, Banco de Portugal and Barclays Bank, in eighth, ninth and tenth, respectively, advised on one transaction each in Brazil for the first three months of 2016, none of the three having placed among the top 10 for the corresponding period in 2015.

Legal Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)


Souza Cescon Advogados leads TTR’s Brazil legal advisory ranking for the first three months of 2016 with 15 mandates worth a combined USD 2bn. Brazil’s top M&A firm YTD is up 36% by deal volume from third a year ago when it’d advised on 11 transactions worth a combined USD 3.6bn. TozziniFreire ranks second with 12 mandates YTD on deals worth a combined USD 322m, representing a 50% increase in volume and a 44% decline in aggregate value relative to its eight mandates on deals together worth USD 570m a year ago. Pinheiro Neto Advogados rose from seventh in 1Q15 to take third in 1Q16, increasing deal volume by two deals and aggregate transaction value by 461% from USD 271m to USD 1.5bn. Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados slid two positions in the ranking to place fourth relative to 1Q15, its deal volume down by two transactions, its aggregate value down by 92% from USD 7.8bn. Stocche, Forbes, Padis, Filizzola, Clapis, Passaro, Meyer e Refinetti Sociedade de Advogados ranks fifth, also with 10 mandates YTD, after not having placed among the top 10 in 1Q15. Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados led the ranking at the close of 1Q15, but has since fallen to sixth place, its deal volume down 47% and aggregate transaction value down 85% from USD 3.2bn. Lefosse Advogados, in seventh, was not among the top 10 for the corresponding period in 2015. Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão fell from fourth in 1Q15 to eighth in 1Q16, down in volume by just two deals but in aggregate value by 96% from USD 7.8bn. Derraik & Menezes Advogados ranks ninth with seven transactions, Lobo & de Rizzo tenth with six. Neither of the trailing two were among the top 10 for the first three months of 2015.

Mexico Ranking – 2016

Financial Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

BBVA leads TTR’s Mexico financial advisory ranking for the first three months of 2016 with two mandates YTD worth a combined USD 1.9bn, compared to just one for the corresponding period in 2015 worth USD 72m, when it placed fifth. Deutsche Bank follows in second, tied with JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley, all three having advised on the same transaction worth USD 1.9bn. PwC ranks fourth, also having advised on one transaction YTD, in its case of undisclosed consideration.

Galicia Abogados leads TTR’s Mexico legal advisory ranking in 1Q16 with three mandates on deals worth a combined USD 2.4bn, up from ninth a year ago when its sole transaction was worth USD 2.5bn. Santamarina y Steta Abogados climbed from fifth at the close of 1Q15 to take second for the first three months of 2016, also with three mandates, in its case worth a combined USD 1.9bn. Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez fell from first at the close of 1Q15 to take third, its sole mandate YTD on a deal worth USD 260m. Haynes Boone México advised on the same deal to tie for third, though it appears in fourth in the chart. Aziz & Kaye Abogados ranks fifth, also with a single advisory mandate YTD, in its case worth USD 80m. The firm did not place among the top 10 in 1Q15. Baker & McKenzie México is down one deal and off 21% by aggregate value, but rose from eighth to sixth in the chart nonetheless between 1Q15 and 1Q16. Echanove y Asociados, in seventh, Heather & Heather Abogados, in eighth and Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar in ninth, each advised on one deal in 1Q16, the three of them having been absent from the top 10 for the corresponding three-month period in 2015. Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, in tenth, fell from second place in 1Q15, its deal volume falling from six worth USD 1.3bn combined to one of undisclosed consideration.

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BRAZIL: Marketing deals on the rise

Transactions in Brazil’s advertising industry, including acquisitions, joint ventures and asset deals, are up 39% YTD compared to the same period in 2014, according to TTR data (www.TTRecord.com). Private equity deals in the space have grown proportionally, from 11 in the first 10 months of 2014 to 15 in the same 10 months this year.

MEXICO: Healthcare dealmaking spikes

Dealmaking in Mexico’s healthcare industry, including transactions of hospitals, labs, clinics and related personal higiene businesses, has spiked 57% in in the first 10 months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, according to TTR data (TTRecord.com).

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Rankings / League Tables

Latin America Ranking – 2015

Financial Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

Banco Itaú BBA leads TTR’s Latin America financial advisory ranking at the close of October, with 43 transactions YTD worth a combined USD 18.8bn. The region’s leading bank is down 26% by deal volume from 58 deals a year ago and 8% by aggregate value from USD 20.5bn, but still maintains a comfortable lead in the chart. Rival Banco BTG Pactual has advised on 31 transactions YTD, worth a combined USD 18.2bn, with the same deal volume as a year ago and a 63% increase in aggregate value. Banco Santander ranks third, as it did a year ago, with 11 deals worth USD 8.6bn compared to 15 worth USD 3.9bn at the close of October, 2014. Banco Bradesco BBI has overtaken BAML to capture fourth place with nine deals together worth USD 15.6bn compared to 12 worth USD 5.1bn a year ago when it ranked fifth. BAML slid from fourth to fifth, also with nine transactions YTD, in its case worth USD 6bn, compared to 14 worth USD 10.1bn a year ago. BBVA follows in sixth, ahead of BR Partners in seventh, neither having placed in the top 10 in the first 10 months of 2014. PwC is up two positions from its performance to October, 2014, with eight transactions under its belt YTD worth USD 415m compared to nine worth USD 1.2bn a year ago when it ranked tenth. JPMorgan and Rothschild, in ninth and tenth respectively, were absent from the top 10 a year ago.

Legal Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)


Jones Day leads TTR’s Latin America legal advisory ranking at the close of October, with 20 advisory mandates region-wide YTD worth USD 2.5bn, a 54% bump in volume and a 28% leap in aggregate value compared to a year ago, when the firm ranked fourth with 13 deals worth USD 2bn combined. Jones Day ousted Baker & McKenzie from its lead a year ago when it had advised on 26 deals worth USD 10bn combined. A 50% decline in deal volume and an 85% fall in aggregate value YTD places Baker in second at the close of October. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, in third, didn’t place in the top 10 for the first 10 months of 2014. Clifford Chance is up 14% in volume to place fourth, notwithstanding a 34% decline in aggregate value from its seven deals together worth USD 21bn at the close of October, 2014. White & Case fell two positions relative to its performance a year ago, with eight deals YTD worth USD 137m compared to 14 worth USD 7bn a year ago. Greenberg Traurig has fallen from fifth a year ago to sixth, with deal volume down 46% and aggregate value down 87% from 13 worth USD 1.6bn. Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett is down 60% by volume from 15 deals a year ago worth USD 6.6bn, when it ranked second, to place seventh in the ranking. Its aggregate deal value remains virtually unchanged. Millbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, in eighth, also with six deals under its belt YTD, did not make the top 10 by the close of October, 2014. Linklaters lost two transactions relative to its eight deals worth USD 11.2bn a year ago, falling from seventh to ninth as a result, with a 48% decline in aggregate value. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld rounds out the top 10 after not appearing in the chart for the corresponding period of 2014.

 

Brazil Ranking – 2015

Financial Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)


Banco Itaú BBA dominates TTR’s Brazil financial advisory ranking at the close of October with 40 transactions under its belt YTD worth a combined USD 18.7bn. Itaú’s deal volume is down 15% compared to its 47 deal mandates in the first 10 months of 2014, while aggregate value has grown 209% from USD 6bn. Banco BTG Pactual, in second, lost 22% by volume and gained 74% by aggregate value from its second place standing a year ago when it’d advised on 27 deals together worth USD 10.1bn. Banco Bradesco BBI climbed one position to take third with nine deals worth USD 15.6bn compared to 12 worth USD 5.1bn a year ago. BR Partners climbed from seventh to take fourth by adding two deals to its performance of a year ago to close October with nine transactions together worth USD 373m. Its seven transactions in the first 10 months of 2014 were worth USD 1.2bn in aggregate. BAML climbed from eighth to take fifth with seven advisory mandates YTD, the same volume as in the corresponding period a year ago. The combined value of BAML deals grew by 969% from USD 555m to USD 5.9bn, meanwhile. IGC Partners Assessoria Empresarial ranks sixth with six deals YTD worth a combined USD 177m. IGC didn’t rank among the top 10 in the first 10 months of 2014, nor did JPMorgan, which ranks seventh. Rothschild climbed from tenth a year ago to take eighth, repeating its performance of five deals while growing the aggregate value of its transactions from USD 1bn to USD 12.9bn, a 1,135% leap. Deloitte Global Services has also advised on five deals to place ninth at the close of October, after not being among the top 10 a year ago. Vinci partners, in tenth, also with five mandates YTD, fell from fifth a year ago, when it’d advised on nine deals together worth USD 228m.

Legal Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)


Pinheiro Neto Advogados leads TTR’s Brazil legal advisory ranking at the close of October, with 42 advisory mandates YTD worth a combined USD 10.2bn. Brazil’s top firm climbed from second place a year ago, ousting Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados from the top spot, despite a 22% decline in deal volume from its 57 transactions together worth USD 10.7bn a year ago. Mattos Filho fell to second, with 40 deals worth a combined USD 16bn compared to 54 worth USD 7bn a year ago. Deal volume is also down for Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados, which ranks third compared to fourth a year ago, but like the top two firms, the combined value of its transactions is up significantly from USD 2.8bn a year ago. Veirano Advogados climbed from sixth to fourth, with 33 deals worth USD 5.7bn YTD, compared to 30 worth USD 1.5bn a year ago. Souza Cescon Advogados, in fifth, climbed two positions relative to its ranking a year ago, with 31 mandates YTD worth USD 6.7bn, compared to 28 worth USD 11bn by the close of October, 2014. Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão added five deals to its performance at the end of October, 2014 and grew aggregate deal value 78% to rank sixth, up from tenth a year ago. Demarest Advogados climbed from ninth to take seventh, its deal volume up 12% to 28 compared to 25 a year ago. TozziniFreire Advogados slid three positions from fifth a year ago to close October in eighth, its deal volume falling 26% from 31 a year ago and its aggregate deal value down 72% from USD 3.4bn. Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados, in ninth, did not place among the top 10 by the close of October, 2014. Koury Lopes Advogados rounds out the chart with 18 mandates YTD worth USD 106m combined, compared to 28 a year ago worth USD 2.7bn when it’d placed eighth.

Mexico Ranking – 2015

Financial Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

BBVA tops TTR’s Mexico financial advisory ranking at the close of October with six advisory mandates YTD worth a combined USD 2.8bn. The Spanish bank also led the chart a year ago, when it’d advised on three deals in the first 10 months of the year. Banco Santander climbed from tenth a year ago to take second with four mandates together worth USD 1.5bn YTD, compared to one worth USD 1.3bn a year ago. Pablo Rión y Asociados is the leading local firm in the market, also with four transactions under its belt YTD. Pablo Rión was not among the top 10 a year ago, nor was Evercore Partners, ranked fourth with three mandates YTD, nor Alfaro, Dávila y Ríos, with two deals under its belt. Credit Suisse, which ranks sixth with two mandates YTD, was also absent from the top 10 a year ago. Citigroup fell four positions to close October in seventh, its two mandates worth USD 1.2bn compared to USD 1.7bn for two a year ago. Lazard, in eighth, and Vace Partners, in ninth, were both absent from the top 10 a year ago. BAML fell three positions to bring up the rear, its two deals worth a combined USD 88m. BAML advised on two deals worth a combined USD 634m in the first 10 months of 2014.

Legal Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez leads TTR’s Mexico legal advisory ranking at the close of October with 25 transaction mandates YTD worth a combined USD 12.8bn. The leading M&A firm in Mexico also led the chart a year ago, when it’d advised on 22 deals worth USD 8.6bn in aggregate to the end of October, 2014. Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes follows in second, as it did a year ago, with 18 deals YTD worth a combined USD 4.4bn, compared to 13 a year ago worth USD 3bn. Galicia Abogados climbed from fifth to take third, advising on 11 deals thus far in 2015, worth a combined USD 5.3bn, compared to eight by the close of October, 2014 worth USD 2.8bn in aggregate. Jones Day México, in fourth, was not among the top 10 firms practicing in Mexico in the first 10 months of 2014. White & Case México has advised on six deals YTD in the country, worth USD 113m, compared to eight worth USD 694m in the corresponding period of 2014, resulting in a fall from fourth to fifth in the ranking. Nader Hayaux & Goebel Abogados, in sixth with five mandates YTD, was not among the top 10 for the first 10 months of 2014, nor was Santamarina y Steta Abogados, in seventh. Basham Ringe y Correa climbed one position to take eighth, adding two deals to its performance of a year ago and growing the combined value of its advisory mandates to USD 1.4bn. Holland & Knight México fell to ninth, despite maintaining the same deal volume relative to the first 10 months of 2014. Its aggregate deal value fell 78% from USD 2.3bn to USD 500m, meanwhile. Greenberg Traurig México brings up the rear, as it did a year ago, with four deals YTD worth USD 199m compared to two a year ago worth USD 831m.

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BRAZIL: UK buyer appetite grows

The number of acquisitions led by UK-based buyers in Bazil has grown by 36% YTD relative to the same period in 2014, according to TTR data (www.TTRecord.com). The relative share of Brazilian deals led by UK-based private equity firms has decreased over the same period, meanwhile, from 56% to mid-October, 2014 to 19% YTD in 2015.

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MEXICO: Financial services transactions surge

Financial services deals have jumped 27% in volume and 436% by aggregate deal value in Mexico YTD compared to the same nine-and-a-half months of 2014, according to TTR data (www.TTRecord.com). A total of 27 deals in the space YTD with a combined value of USD 11.4bn compares to 22 in the corresponding period of 2014 worth USD 2.1bn in aggregate.

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Rankings / League Tables

Latin America Ranking – 2015

Financial Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

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Banco Itaú BBA continues to maintain a safe lead in TTR’s Latin America financial advisory ranking at mid-October, with 42 mandates YTD worth USD 19.9bn combined. A year ago Itaú led the chart with 55 transactions worth a combined USD 9bn. Banco BTG Pactual has advised on 31 deals YTD, the same number which put it in second-place at mid-October, 2014. By aggregate deal value BTG Pactual also ranks second, with USD 19.3bn in combined transactions YTD compared to USD 11.2bn for the same period in 2014. Banco Santander ranks third, as it did a year ago, with USD 11 deals worth a combined USD 9.7bn so far in 2015 compared to 15 together worth USD 3.9bn to mid-October, 2014. Banco Bradesco BBI rose one position from fifth at mid-October, 2014, when it’d advised on 12 deals worth a combined USD 5.1bn, to take fourth, with nine transactions worth USD 15.6bn in aggregate. BAML fell one spot, meanwhile, to take fifth place, with nine transactions worth a combined USD 6bn to mid-October, compared to 15 worth USD 10.1bn a year ago. BR Partners, in sixth place, also with nine deals under its belt YTD, was not among the top 10 in the first nine-and-a-half months of 2014, nor was BBVA, which ranks seventh with eight deals. PwC, JPMorgan and Rothschild, rounding out the top ten, were also absent from the top 10 at mid-October, 2014.

Legal Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

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Jones Day leads the top 10 international law firms in TTR’s Latin America legal advisory ranking at mid-October, with 20 transaction mandates YTD on deals worth USD 2.5bn combined. The US firm ranked third a year ago, when it’d advised on 13 deals worth just under USD 2bn. Baker & McKenzie was bumped to second with its 12 deals worth USD 1.4bn combined, as a result of Jones Day’s rise to the top. Baker & McKenzie topped the chart in mid-October, 2014 with 26 deals worth USD 10bn combined. Clifford Chance ranks third by volume with its eight deals worth nearly USD 14bn, topping the chart by aggregate deal value after not appearing among the top 10 for the corresponding period in 2014. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, also with eight deals YTD in Latin America and also absent from the top 10 a year ago, bumped White & Case from fourth at mid-October, 2014 to fifth. White & Case had advised on 12 deals worth USD 6.9bn in the first nine-and-a-half months of 2014, compared to eight worth just USD 137m YTD, representing a 33% decline in volume and a 98% decline in aggregate deal value. Greenberg Traurig’s deals in the region have declined similarly, 42% by volume from 12 a year ago, and 87% by combined value, from USD 1.6bn, resulting in its fall from fifth to sixth place. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has lost ground in deal volume but gained slightly by aggregate value; it ranked second in mid-October, 2014 with 15 deals worth USD 6.56bn, compared to six worth USD 6.63bn YTD. None of the trailing three firms in the chart, all of which also garnered six mandates in the region YTD, were among the top 10 at mid-October, 2014.

 

Brazil Ranking – 2015

Financial Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

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Banco Itaú BBA continues to lead TTR’s Brazil financial advisory ranking at mid-October, as it did a year earlier. Deal volume is down 13% for Brazil’s top bank compared to its 45 transactions in 2014 to mid-October, but combined value is up 291% from USD 5bn a year ago to USD 19.8bn, putting it in the lead by aggregate value as well. Banco BTG Pactual follows, as it did a year ago, with 21 transactions worth USD 18.7bn, compared to 27 worth UD 10.1bn in mid-October last year. Banco Bradesco BBI ranks third, with nine deals together worth USD 15.6bn, up from fourth at this point last year when it’d advised on 12 deals worth USD 5.1bn in aggregate, representing a 25% decrease in volume and a 206% increase in aggregate value. BR Partners, in fourth, didn’t rank in the 10 leading banks in Brazil at mid-October, 2014. BAML, in fifth, rose from seventh a year ago, when it’d advised on six deals worth USD 555m. BAML’s deal volume is up 17% and its combined deal value up 967%. JPMorgan, in sixth by volume, didn’t place in the top 10 a year ago and now ranks third by aggregate value behind Itaú and BTG Pactual, with five deals together worth USD 18bn. Rothschild has also advised on five transactions YTD, as it had by mid-October, 2014, this year worth USD 12.9bn compared to USD 1bn then, representing a 1,135% leap in combined value. IGC Partners Assessoria Empresarial, Vinci Partners and Deloitte Global Services round out the top 10, with five mandates each YTD. None the trailing three were among the top 10 financial advisors in Brazil at mid-October, 2014.

Legal Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

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Pinheiro Neto Advogados leads TTR’s Brazil legal advisory ranking for the first nine-and-a-half months of 2014, with 42 mandates together worth USD 10.2bn compared to 51 deals worth USD 6.9bn combined a year ago. Pinheiro Neto has bumped Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados from the slight lead it held in mid-October, 2014, when both firms had advised on an equal number of deals. The second-ranked firm has increased the combined consideration of its deals by 56% to lead the chart by aggregate value of USD 16bn. Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados climbed one position from fourth a year ago to take third, its deal volume falling by just one deal, or 2.7%, its aggregate deal value growing 365% from USD 2.8bn to USD 13bn. Veirano Advogados is up from sixth place a year ago to take fourth, with three more deals under its belt than it had in mid-October, 2014. Veirano’s combined deal value is up 276% from USD 1.5bn a year ago. Souza Cescon Advogados has climbed two positions to take fifth with 31 deals worth USD 6.6bn in aggregate, compared to 27 worth USD 11bn a year ago. Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has climbed from tenth at mid-October, 2014 to take sixth place, with 29 deal mandates YTD worth USD 10.6bn compared to 23 worth USD 5.2bn a year ago. Demarest has increased deal count from 24 to 28, while the firm’s aggregate value has fallen 11% from USD 2.1bn to 1.9bn, putting it in seventh compared to ninth a year ago. TozziniFreire Advogados, in eighth, ranked fifth a year ago, its deal count falling 23% from 30 transactions, the combined value of its deals falling 72% from 3.4bn. Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados, in ninth, didn’t rank among the top 10 a year ago. Koury Lopes Advogados, in tenth, advised on 28 deals together worth 2.7bn to mid-October, 2014 when it ranked seventh, compared to 18 worth USD 106m YTD.

Mexico Ranking – 2015

Financial Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

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BBVA leads TTR’s Mexico financial advisory ranking at mid-October with twice as many deals under its belt as a year ago, when it also led the ranking. Spanish rival Santander follows in second, up from tenth a year ago, with four advisory mandates YTD compared to just one a year ago, this year worth USD 1.5bn in aggregate compared to USD 1.3bn then. Pablo Rión y Asociados, in third, has also advised on four deals YTD, after not appearing among the top 10 to mid-October, 2014. Evercore Partners, Alfaro Dávila y Ríos and Credit Suisse, in fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively, were all absent from the top 10 chart a year ago. Citigroup, in seventh, has two transactions to its name in Mexico, as it did a year ago, then worth USD 1.7bn in aggregate compared to USD 1.2bn YTD. Lazard and Vace Partners, in eighth and ninth place, respectively, were absent from the top 10 in mid-October, 2014. BAML, brings up the rear, also with two deals, the same number it had advised on in the first nine-and-a-half months of 2014 for which it ranked seventh, while aggregate value is down 86% for the US bank from USD 634m a year ago.

Legal Advisory – Year to Date (YTD)

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Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez leads TTR’s Mexico legal advisory ranking at mid-October, 2015, as it did a year prior, when it’d advised on 21 transactions together worth USD 8.6bn. Deal volume is up 19% and aggregate value up 49% for the leading Mexican firm compared to its performance in the first nine-and-a-half months of 2014. Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes follows in second, as it did a year ago, with 17 deals worth USD 4.4bn compared to 13 worth just under USD 3bn by mid-October, 2014. Galicia Abogados climbed two places to rank third advising on 11 deals worth USD 5.3bn combined YTD, an 83% jump in deal volume and a 356% increase in combined deal value from mid-Oct, 2014, when the firm had advised on six deals together worth USD 1.2bn. Jones Day México, in fourth, has bumped White & Case México down a notch to fifth place in the ranking. Jones Day was not among the top 10 in the first nine-and-a-half months of 2014. White & Case is down by one deal compared to its volume at mid-October a year ago, while its aggregate deal value has fallen 83% from USD 686m to USD 113m. Nader Hayaux & Goebel Abogados and Santamarina y Steta Abogados, in sixth and seventh, respectively, have both clinched five deals YTD. Neither was among the top 10 a year ago. Basham Ringe y Correa, also with five transactions under its belt YTD, has climbed one position to take eighth by adding two deals to its volume of a year ago and increasing aggregate value to USD 1.4bn. Holland & Knight México fell two positions, meanwhile, despite maintaining the same number of transactions as it had advised on by mid-October, 2014, the combined value of its deals falling 78% from USD 2.3bn to USD 500m. Greenberg Traurig México retains the tenth place spot it held a year ago, despite doubling its deal mandates to four. The aggregate value of the firm’s deals fell 76% from USD 831m to USD 199m.