Automotive Retail M&A Trends – May 2017

An industry once defined by its massive parking lots and showrooms is the latest to experience the disruptive force introduced by smartphones. The ability to instantly compare prices between competitors has resulted in aggressive price wars, as dealerships cut real estate costs in favor of more comprehensive online strategies and profit maintenance. Automotive retail M&A is also [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Business Insights2|0 Comments

Update on the Pharmaceutical Markets in Mexico

Mexican authorities recently revealed that GDP grew 2.5% in 2015. In a year full of economic and financial turmoil, influenced largely by China experiencing its lowest growth rate in 25 years and by a significant drop in oil and commodity prices, Mexico’s growth is indicative of the country’s stable macroeconomic fundamentals, especially when compared to [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Business Insights2|0 Comments

Update on the Packaged Food & Beverage Markets in Mexico – May 2016

Mexico’s authorities recently revealed that GDP grew 2.5% in 2015. In a year full of economic and financial turmoil mainly influenced by China’s decreased growth and considerable drop in oil and commodity prices, the fact that Mexico managed to grow at this pace indicates the country holds solid macroeconomic fundamentals especially when compared to similar [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Business Insights2|0 Comments

Mexico’s Construction Industry Overview – April 2016

Mexico’s authorities recently revealed that GDP grew 2.5% in 2015. In a year full of economic and financial turmoil mainly influenced by China’s decreased growth and considerable drop in oil and commodity prices, the fact that Mexico managed to grow at this pace indicates the country holds solid macroeconomic fundamentals especially when compared to similar [...]

By | April 13th, 2016|Business Insights2|0 Comments

Mexico Mergers & Acquisitions Update – 2015

There were 213 announced transactions in Mexico during 2015. Total closed transaction value amounted to approximately US$20.9 billion, a 9.5% decrease as compared to 2014. Although value decreased, deal volume increased 1.4% year over year. There were 37 outbound transactions announced by Mexican companies during 2015. Total closed transaction value amounted to approximately US$2.7 billion, [...]

By | December 13th, 2015|Business Insights2|0 Comments

Mexico Mergers & Acquisitions Update – First-Half 2015

There were 65 closed transactions in Mexico during 1H 2015 representing a decrease of 23.5% as compared to 1H 2014. Total closed transaction value amounted to approximately US$2,494.2 million, a 296.1% decrease as compared to 1H 2014. The significant decrease can be explained by the lack of multi-billion closed transactions in 1H 2015. If multi-billion [...]

By | June 13th, 2015|Business Insights2|0 Comments

Mexico Mergers & Acquisitions Update — March 2015

There were 163 closed transactions in Mexico during 2014. Total closed transaction value amounted to approximately US$22 billion, a 39% increase as compared to 2013. Although value increased, deal volume decreased 4.6% year over year. There were 30 outbound transactions closed by Mexican companies during 2014. Total closed transaction value amounted to approximately US$6.1 billion, [...]

By | March 13th, 2015|Business Insights2|0 Comments

Automotive Retail M&A Trends — February 2015

The number of dealerships steadily declined during the recession, boosting sales and profits of remaining dealers. The improving financial performance in the fragmented U.S. automotive retail industry, along with the availability of acquisition financing has attracted new players to the space including private capital and family offices. For example: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. made headlines with [...]

By | February 13th, 2015|Business Insights2|0 Comments

Impending Baby Boomer M&A Bubble — January 2015

HOW WILL THE EXPECTED WAVE OF BABY BOOMER RETIREMENTS SHAPE M&A? It may come as some surprise, given the current high frequency of deals, that Mergers & Acquisitions are just as susceptible to economic cycles and principles as any other industry. Many factors, including the supply of businesses for sale, the availability of credit, and [...]

By | January 13th, 2015|Business Insights2|0 Comments

Colombia: Economic Outlook and Business Environment Snapshot — October 2014

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK Colombia was the fastest growing country in Latin America (and third in the world) during the first half of 2014. The country is currently experiencing impressive growth in a wide array of industries, such as construction which is growing at over 10% a year. Total commerce has grown by almost 5X over the [...]

By | October 17th, 2014|Business Insights2|0 Comments
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