Number of announced and closed transactions in Latin America fell by 13% in October
- LatAm Deal volume fell 13% in October 2017
- Aggregate deal value fell 72% to USD 6.3bn
- Deal of the Month: Intercorp acquires Seguros Sura and Hipotecaria Sura from Sura Asset Management and Grupo Wiese for USD 276.4m
LATIN AMERICA: MARKET INSIGHTS
- The total number of announced and closed transactions in Latin America fell by 13% in October over the same month last year
- Aggregate transaction value fell 72% relative to the close of October 2016 to USD 6.3bn, considering 68 deals of disclosed consideration region wide.
- Total transaction volume YTD is up 2.5%, meanwhile, though aggregate deal value has slipped nearly 26% to 72.7bn in the first 10 months of the year, taking into account 719 announced and closed transactions of disclosed consideration regionally.
TOP SIX MARKETS IN LATIN AMERICA
- Brazil leads deal flow regionally with 855 transactions together worth USD 44.6bn to the close of October, up 4% by volume, down 6% by aggregate value compared to the first 10 months of 2016. There were 378 announced and closed transactions with a disclosed consideration in Brazil contributing to aggregate value in the first 10 months of the year.
- Mexico follows with 237 deals worth a combined USD 14.8bn, down 2% by volume and 18% by aggregate value relative to the same 10-month period in 2016, taking into account 109 deals of disclosed consideration.
- Chile ranks third regionally, its 193 deals YTD together worth USD 6.6bn to the close of October, up 15% by volume and down 47% by aggregate value over the first nine months of 2016, taking into account 83 transactions of disclosed consideration.
- Argentina ranks fourth in Latin America at the close of October with 177 announced and closed deals worth a combined USD 4.6bn, up 8% by volume and down 41% by aggregate value, considering 77 transactions for which a deal value was disclosed.
- Colombia follows with 132 deals in the first 10 months of the year, up 5% over the same period last year. Aggregate deal value fell 83% to just under USD 3bn, taking into account 49 transactions of disclosed consideration.
- Peru rounds out the top six M&A markets in the region, though it continues to slip in both transaction volume and aggregate deal value, 12% relative to the first 10 months of 2016 to 105 deals and 27% to USD 3.6bn respectively, taking into account 49 transactions of disclosed consideration.
Bidders based in Latin America made three extra-regional cross-border acquisitions in October, two with targets in North America, and one in the EU.
North American buyers led inbound acquisitions in the region during the month of October, with 18 deals originating from the US and Canada. European acquirers made 13 inbound deals in the region. Asian buyers made three acquisitions in Latin America and one Australian firm invested in the region in October.
DEAL OF THE MONTH
TTR selected the closing of Intercorp Financial Services’ USD 276.4m acquisition of Peruvian insurance and mortgage companies Seguros Sura and Hipotecaria Sura from Colombia’s SURA Asset Management and Grupo Wiese as October’s Deal of the Month.
The closing marks the exit of the Colombian financial services group from these segments in Peru. The buyer was advised by Miranda & Amado Abogados, the target used Intralinks. SURA Asset Management and Grupo Wiese were advised by Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas Abogados Financieros.