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In Brazil, 27.5% of healthcare mergers and acquisitions conducted in 2019 involved the presence of foreign brands

In Brazil, 27.5% of healthcare mergers and acquisitions conducted in 2019 involved the presence of foreign brands

Figures are from research conducted with more than 40 sectors of the country’s economy

The number of mergers and acquisitions of hospitals and clinical analysis laboratories in Brazil increased 67% in 2019, compared to the previous year. One of the highlights is that foreign brands were involved in 27.5% of these transactions. This data comes from a KPMG survey conducted with 43 sectors of the Brazilian economy.

With an increase of 35 transactions in relation to the volume registered in 2018 (52), the segment closed 87 deals last year. Among the transactions conducted by hospital and clinical analysis laboratory companies in 2019, 62 were domestic and 24 were the CB1 type), which means they were conducted by foreign companies that acquired ventures from Brazilians established in Brazil. The sector also completed a CB2-category operation, in which Brazilian companies acquire ventures from foreigners established abroad.

Overall ranking

According to a survey conducted in 2019, the internet business sector maintained its leadership, jumping from 169 transactions in 2018 to 293 in 2019, an increase of 73%, followed by the areas of information technology (158), hospitals and clinical analysis laboratories (87), real estate (77), other sectors (72), food, beverages and tobacco (52) and power companies (51).

Regional ranking

With respect the geographic perspective, the research indicated that the Southeastern and Southern regions of Brazil stood out the most, with highlights of each state’s merger and acquisition transactions as follows: São Paulo, 750; Rio de Janeiro, 119; Paraná, 73; Minas Gerais, 60; Rio Grande do Sul, 53; and Santa Catarina, 44.

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