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Deals of the Year 2012: Latin America – Making the exceptions exceptional

In a buoyant year for international bond issuance from Latin America, structural innovation was what counted, rather than the size and pricing records that were broken. In the equity markets, which, in Brazil at least, were quiescent, persistence and a high regard for a fair deal for investors were crucial.

Return to Deals of Year 2012: Main index
América Móvil
Date November 28
Size Ps15 billion ($1.1 billion-equivalent)
Structure Global Peso, 10-year bonds
Bookrunners Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Morgan Stanley were active bookrunners, with BBVA, Citi and Credit Suisse as passive bookrunners
Deal write-up
BTG Pactual
Date: April 23
Size R$3.66 billion
Structure IPO
Bookrunners BTG was global coordinator, and Banco do Brasil, Bradesco BBI, Citi, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan were joint bookrunners. Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and UBS were lead managers
Deal write-up
Santander Mexico
Date September 25
Size $4.1 billion
Structure IPO
Bookrunners Santander, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and UBS were the global coordinators. Barclays, Citi, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Itaú, JPMorgan and RBC were joint bookrunners
Deal write-up
UnitedHealth Group (US)
Target Brazil’s Amil Participações (90%) (Brazil)
Date announced October 8
Size $4.9

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