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LatAm VC Deals Up 48.8% to November

Venture capital transactions have remained active all year, with a notable increase in November.

The country leads the region in the number of deals, with 2,222 transactions to November.
By Bloomberg Línea
December 15, 2021 | 03:10 pm

Bloomberg — A total of 929 venture capital deals were carried out year-to-November across Latin America, for a total $16.88 billion, a 48.88% increase in the number of deals and up 243.48% in value year-on-year.

The number of deals across the region in November totaled 157, for a combined value of $12.43 billion, according to a report by Transactional Track Record (TTR).

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The number of asset acquisitions to November totaled 364, with a combined value of $26.15 billion. In general terms, M&A deals to November totaled 3,152 in the region, of which 1,553 totaled $135.77 billion in value, which is a 39.41% increase in volume and a 124.93% increase in value compared with the same period of 2020, according to TTR.

Brazil leads the region in the number of deals, with 2,222 transactions to November, a year-on-year increase of 51%, and with a combined value of $86.74 billion, which represents a 145% increase.

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Mexico is in second place, with 344 operaciones, which represents a 26% increase, and a combined value of $16.92 billion, a 59% year-on-year increase.

Chile remains in third place with 300 transactions, an increase of 44%, and with a 145% increase in capital mobilized, totaling$16.29 billion, according to TTR.

Colombia ‘s 196 transactions put the country in fourth place, a 35% increase in volume, with a value of $11.11 billion, an increase of 150%. Argentina is in fifth place, with 173 transactions (a 27% increase) and a value of $12.04 billion, up 524%.

Peru recorded 100 venture capital transactions, up 11%, with a value of$3.79 billion, a 261% increase over the same period last year.

As a standout transaction for November 2021, Transactional Track Record pointed to Brookfield Americas Infrastructure Holdings I’s sale of 34% of Brookfield Americas Infrastructure Holdings Inversiones Chile.