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.
The distance between retail giants Wal-Mart and CBD narrows
French retailer Casino and Finnish wireless producer Nokia gain most among multinationals in Latin America.
Latin Business Chronicle ranks Latin America’s Top 100 Employers.
Promotions and rewards programs fuel card lending in Latin America.
Latin America continues to outperform global sales for US and European multinationals.
Walmart, Pemex and Femsa are the top employers in Latin America.
Latin America was the best-performing market for Carrefour last year, with good growth in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.
Latin American retailers possess advantages over banks such as better penetration and more knowledge about clients.
Strong Latin America sales growth helps offset European declines at Carrefour.
Latin America's top ten most powerful pan-regional business people.
Latin America's 100 most powerful businessmen and women.
Strong Latin America growth at Carrefour, NII and Philip Morris, while sales at Telmex and Eastman Chemical decline.
As the U.S. economy slows down, Latin America is providing an increasingly vital sales boost for U.S. and European multinationals.