Americas

"The economic zone of the Americas consists of over 953 million people across 35 separate countries and 18 territories. The wealth of the region varies widely between North America and South America."

Americas Overview

The market in the Americas is as diverse as the continent itself, with clear differences in the wealth and investment opportunities between North and South America. The rise of Brazil as an economic power and part of the BRICS countries has been notable, with investment decisions driven more by the target market served than the location, listing or structure of the company. Unpredictable conditions do remain however.

 

Americas in Q1 2014

Deal values for North America in Q1 2014 amounted to US$ 361bn, with four large deals contributing significantly to the whole. Collectively, Latin American countries showed great resilience, posting a total deal value of US$ 25.9bn. The quarter showed:

 

  • Confidence is returning to the market as the US economy recovers

  • Foreign investors have regained confidence in the US market

  • Private equity exit values look set to continue their US increase

  • Momentum in LatAm and South America will be key to future performance

 

Q1 2014 Highlights in Americas

  • Total value – US$361.4bn

  • Four ‘mega-deals’ created a combined value of US$ 124.2bn

  • Average deal size in the US - US$ 632.8m (highest level since 2009)

  • Average inbound US deal size - US$ 865.6m


Top three Americas (US) deals (Q1 2014):

  • Comcast Corp. (US) Acquisition of Time Warner Cable (US) (TMT) – US$68.5bn

  • Actavis (RoI) Acquisition of Forest Laboratories Inc (US) (Health) – US$24.2bn

  • Facebook (US) Acquisition of WhatsApp (US) (TMT) – US$16.0bn

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Americas

"The economic zone of the Americas consists of over 953 million people across 35 separate countries and 18 territories. The wealth of the region varies widely between North America and South America."

Americas Overview

The market in the Americas is as diverse as the continent itself, with clear differences in the wealth and investment opportunities between North and South America. The rise of Brazil as an economic power and part of the BRICS countries has been notable, with investment decisions driven more by the target market served than the location, listing or structure of the company. Unpredictable conditions do remain however.

 

Americas in Q1 2014

Deal values for North America in Q1 2014 amounted to US$ 361bn, with four large deals contributing significantly to the whole. Collectively, Latin American countries showed great resilience, posting a total deal value of US$ 25.9bn. The quarter showed:

 

  • Confidence is returning to the market as the US economy recovers

  • Foreign investors have regained confidence in the US market

  • Private equity exit values look set to continue their US increase

  • Momentum in LatAm and South America will be key to future performance

 

Q1 2014 Highlights in Americas

  • Total value – US$361.4bn

  • Four ‘mega-deals’ created a combined value of US$ 124.2bn

  • Average deal size in the US - US$ 632.8m (highest level since 2009)

  • Average inbound US deal size - US$ 865.6m


Top three Americas (US) deals (Q1 2014):

  • Comcast Corp. (US) Acquisition of Time Warner Cable (US) (TMT) – US$68.5bn

  • Actavis (RoI) Acquisition of Forest Laboratories Inc (US) (Health) – US$24.2bn

  • Facebook (US) Acquisition of WhatsApp (US) (TMT) – US$16.0bn

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