Brazil’s Q1 registers highest number of mergers and acquisitions in 20 years – KPMG

The survey has been conducted by the consultancy on a quarterly basis, with companies from 43 national economic sectors.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the first quarter 2021, 375 mergers and acquisitions were registered, the majority of which - 244 - among Brazilian companies, points out KPMG.

The number of such deals in the period is the highest in 20 years, according to the survey conducted by the consultancy on a quarterly basis, with companies from 43 national economic sectors. Internet and telecommunications companies lead the ranking, with 77 operations in this years' first 3 months.

In second place, with 48 operations in the period, is the information technology sector, followed by education, financial institutions, and real estate, each with 11 . . .

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