The US market is interested in Latin America

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BY : Diego GutiérrezOctober Thu, 2014
mergers and acquisitionsAccording to TTR Record data, American investors are increasingly active in Latin America. Since 2012, the number of US investments in the country has gradually increased from 109 deals in 2012 to 140 in 2014. The number of divestments has also grown by 53% in the last two years, from 28 deals in the first half of 2012 to 60 in the first half of 2014.

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Predominio de las fusiones y adquisiciones y del sector de la distribución

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Según afirma TTR de las 140 operaciones de inversión  estadounidense en América Latina   realizadas en  este primer semestre de 2014 ,84 han sido en forma de M&A respecto a otras formas como el venture capital y el capital riesgo.

En cuanto al sector preferido por los investors lidera la lista el sector de distribución, con 20 operaciones realizadas, le sigue el sector financiero y el sector de internet.

“En este último sector se ha realizado una operación que destaca por su tamaño, Tiger Global Management LLC ha inverted $ 500M para obtener una participación en la minorista brasileña por internet B2W Companhia Digital” Afirma Diego Gutierrez de Abra Invest

Operaciones destacadas primer semestre 2014

Entre las operaciones destacadas encontramos la compra de la farmacéutica chilena CFR Pharmaceuticals by Abbot, por un precio de €2.116M. El cierre de la buy de CFR Pharmaceuticals, previsto para finales de 2014, convertirá a Abbott en una de las diez mayores farmacéuticas en Latinoamérica, expandiendo así la presencia de la compañía en mercados de rápido crecimiento.

También  en junio de este año 2014, la firma de recubrimientos PPG Industries anunció un acuerdo para la buy de su competidora mexicana Consorcio Comex. Con esta adquisición PPG Industries refuerza su actividad en México que hasta la fecha había sido muy débil. El importe de esta operación es de $2300M.

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