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Oi’s Acquisition of Portugal Telecom: Top M&A of 2013

Petrobras also unloaded more than $4 billion in assets.

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.

Latin America M&A’s: China Surges

China has become the third-largest buyer of Latin American assets, as the region's M&A's double.

Deal of the Year: LAN-TAM Merger

The merger of Latin America’s top airlines is shaking up the region’s aviation sector.

Brazil Boosts Legal M&A Business

Brazil helped boost international law firms' M&A business in Latin America last year.

M&A's: Carso Top Deal Worldwide

Mexico replaced Brazil as Latin America's top M&A market in the first half.

Latin America M&A's Fall 27 Percent

Brazil dominates mergers and acquisitions in Latin America, with Mexico and Colombia trailing behind.

M&A Outlook: Brazil, Colombia, Peru Best

Brazil and energy will dominate mergers and acquisitions in Latin America, experts predict.

Legal M&A Advisors: Top Winners

Several Brazilian and US firms see strong gains despite a declining M&A market in Latin America.

Financial M&A Advisors: Credit Suisse Leads

But Deutsche Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers grow most in announced and completed M&A's in Latin America.

Latin American M&A's Set Record

The value of Latin America's mergers and acquisitions grew strongly last year thanks to a doubling in Brazil.

Latin M&A's: U.S. Law Firms Jump

Several U.S. law firms dramatically boost their Latin American M&A business, but Mattos Filho still leads the way.

Latin M&A's: Credit Suisse Top Advisor 

Credit Suisse replaces Citibank as the top financial advisor in Latin American mergers an acquisitions.

Brazil's Top 10 M&A's (2008) 

In millions of US dollars.

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.

M&A Advisors: White & Case Jumps

Mattos Filho is the top legal advisor, while White & Case sees the strongest growth.

Brazil M&A Boom Continues

Brazilian law firm Mattos Filho, a leading M&A advisor in Latin America, expects another strong year.

M&A Advisors: Citi Falls, Itau Grows

Citi remains the top financial M&A advisor in Latin America, but is seeing falling business. Banco Itau is growing.

Brazil's Top 10 M&A's (2007)

In millions of US dollars.

Chile's Top 10 M&A's (2007)

In millions of US dollars.

Mexico's Top 10 M&A's (2007)

In millions of US dollars.