2013 Revenue Forecast for the Top Companies in Latin America
While firms in industries related to massive consumption and commodities will generally have a favorable performance, those in activities, such as telecoms and oil production will probably underperform. Important downside risks to our projections prevail.
A record-breaking year for M&A deals
Most of the acquired companies were in Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Most of the acquirers were in Brazil, the US and -- surprisingly -- in Colombia. Trends and data drawn from the Latin Business Chronicle 2012 Latin America’s top 100 M&A ranking.
LBC Multilatina Index for 3Q12
The index fell 2.1 percent from 3Q11. Nevertheless Bimbo increased its revenue by 40 percent, Cencosud by 30 percent and Femsa by 23 percent. The fastest growing companies relied on their domestic markets and not on international markets.
Latin America: iPhone Fever
3G and handsets like the iPhone are helping boost Latin America's wireless market, already the fastest-growing worldwide.
Latin Wireless: Strong Growth
An in-depth report on the fast-growing wireless market in Latin America. Both operators and handset vendors are gaining strongly.
Bullish on Brazil
Brazil’s economy is booming and has a bright outlook. A special report on the key benefits and challenges of doing business in Brazil.
Top 100 M&A's: Brazil Boom
Latin America's M&A market barely grew last year, but exploded in Brazil, which is now the top deal market in the region.
Mexico's Wireless Boom
Mexico, Latin America's second-largest wireless market, is growing the number of subscribers and the size of the market. Telcel remains the undisputed market leader.
Dealing With Latin Populists
Populist rhetoric and policies will continue as long as natural resources prices remain high. But what happens after they fall?
Latin M&A Boom
The number of Latin American merger and acquisition deals - and their value - grow significantly.
Latin America's Nationalist Mistakes
Why the nationalization of telecommunications and electricity in Venezuela, along with resource nationalism in South America, is a big mistake.
Top 100 M&A's: Colombian Star
Colombia is the star of Latin America's mergers & acquisitions, offsetting declines in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. Combined, Latin America's M&A activity and value fell last year.
Latin America's billionaires now have a combined fortune of more than $115 billion. At the same time, the number of billionaires have increased dramatically.
Telecom War Heats Up
The war over Latin America's telecom sector is heating up, thanks to the latest acquisitions by Spanish operator Telefonica and Mexican operator Telmex/America Movil. The two now solidly dominate the region's fixed and wireless markets.
Competition is heating up in Latin America's wireless sector, spurred by growing consolidation among operators and increased supply by handset vendors.
Record Wireless Sales
Latin America is setting a new record in sales of wireless phones. All the top vendors are gaining, but Motorola most: It captured the top spot, replacing Nokia. Brazil remains the leading market, but Colombia has now replacedVenezuela as the fourth-largest market.