Mergermarket Andean Community M&A Forum

October 2017

Join us for the launch of the Andean Community M&A Forum!

The Latin American region registered M&A deal value growth of 8.7% (total USD 83.8bn) from 2015, bucking the global slowdown trend. Countries embodying the Andean Community, including associate member Chile, demonstrated poise in a volatile year by either holding steady or growing M&A. Chile had the second-highest deal value (USD 10.1bn) of any Latin American country and Colombia the third-highest (USD 6.7bn). The region's top performing sector, unsurprisingly, Energy, Mining & Utilities (EMU), was also tops in the Andean Community with Chile and Ecuador growing in volume and Colombia in value

While investors should be able to continue to unearth opportunities along the Pacific Coast, risks and uncertainty, as always, line the shore as elections, legislative reform, social unrest and technological disruption will pose challenges.

Please join the Mergermarket team and esteemed panelists in exploring the risks and growing opportunities across the Andean union.


Registration And Light Refreshments

Opening Remarks

Surveying The Energy and Mining Industry Along The Andean

The EMU sector had the highest deal value of any in Latin America for the fourth year in a row in which Andean Community members and Chile represented 37% of this activity. Ecuador and Bolivia weighed down the customs union by producing a total of one deal between the two. Perhaps, this is not a surprise considering policies both countries have pursued the last several years. However, it should be noted Ecuador is on a serious quest to make its mining framework competitive again through reform and construction of two mines. Chile, Colombia and Peru are seen as continuing to provide investors ample opportunity over the next 12 months.

Listen to panelists discuss EMU trends, risks and investment opportunities among the Andean Community nations.

  • Assessing the state of energy and mining – how is the region's environmental and socially driven laws hampering M&A.
  • Examining if Bolivia and Ecuador will provide lucrative energy and mining opportunities over next 12 months?
  • How far has the renewable energy industry come in Chile?
  • Forecasting currency fluctuations, monetary policy, interest rates and post-Odebrecht scandal impact on Andean Community EMU businesses.
  • Forecasting prospects of an uptick in Colombian activity following peace accord between government and FARC.
  • Measuring impact and influence from foreign investors with special focus on Canadian, Mexican and Chinese firms.

Coffee Networking Break

What Industries Are Set To Shine In The Community

Energy and mining, it seems most of the time, are synonymous with industry in Latin America. Investors around the globe would be mistaken to overlook investment and M&A opportunities in non-EMU sectors that are flourishing throughout the Andean Community. Based on Mergermarket data, notable sectors include consumer, construction, financial services, industrial & chemical, TMT and business services. Interestingly, a burgeoning entrepreneurial hub is emerging in Santiago, Chile thanks to a relatively business-friendly regulatory and tax environment.

Listen to panelists discuss emerging sectors and growing industries around the Andean mountain chain.

  • What unique advantages can deal makers leverage by doing business in the 4-member customs union?
  • Exploring potential in Lenin Moreno's Ecuador and reform minded Peru.
  • What industries stand to benefit from post-peace agreement Colombia?
  • Analyzing TMT market structure and corresponding opportunity in Colombia and Peru, especially in light of former's wireless spectrum auction.
  • "Chilecon Valley" opportunities – exploring viable entrepreneurial businesses in capital starved Santiago.
  • Forecasting tax and regulatory policy along with corporate leverage and profitability trends.

Conclusion Of Event

*Agenda is subject to change

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