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Economic unrest is fueling Brazil’s M&A market in 2022

High interest rates and the global slowdown are prompting companies to seek financial discipline and delay IPOs and follow-ons. For well-capitalized Brazilian companies, however, it's time to go shopping

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Despite high benchmark interest rates and increased investor caution in times of economic unrest, well-capitalized companies and funds are poised to make 2022 another record-breaking year for mergers and acquisitions in Brazil. 

Data from PwC tabulates a total of 807 deals announced in the first six months of the year, more than the same period in 2021, which currently holds Brazil’s M&A record. 

For startups, it could be an ideal moment to merge with competitors or accept incumbent offers in exchange for resources to continue their growth trajectory.

The second half of the year is typically more auspicious for mergers...

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