Latin American investment banking: It’s been a good year. So far
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Latin American investment banking: It’s been a good year. So far

Record volumes in all investment bank sectors; Shake-ups in league tables accompany fast growth

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Source for all: Dealogic 

Latin American deal flows grew dramatically in the first half of 2010, according to league tables published by Dealogic. The data released for M&A, equity capital markets and debt capital markets transactions confirm that the region has shrugged off the difficult market conditions that characterized 2008 and large parts of 2009 to post record volumes. Senior bankers also report a strong pipeline for the remainder of 2010. With its strong underlying economic fundamentals Latin America is set to continue to outperform.

The M&A results are perhaps the most striking: the total number of deals completed by the region’s top 10 advisers in the first half of this year was 666, up from 391. The aggregated deal value leapt 171% to $116.5 billion.

"This has been a record half year in Latin America," says Marcus Silberman, head of Latin M&A at Credit Suisse.

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