In the second quarter of 2013, the Brazilian transactional market generated some R$ 45,6bn, compared with R$ 43,3bn in the same period last year. Regarding number of deals, 217 were registered this quarter, compared with 221 deals in the same period last year. Taking into account the first semester of 2013, the transactional market generated some R$ 62,7bn.
In this second quarter, approximately 9,7% of the total deals correspond to the mid-market in deal size (> R$ 500m), generating some R$ 36bn, compared with R$ 8,9bn in the same period last year.
This quarter's largest deal was an agreement signed by JBS to acquire Seara Brasil and Uruguay-based Zenda Leather, both subsidiaries of Marfrig. The deal value was R$ 5,85bn. As payment JBS will absorb Marfrig's debt.
Regarding other Latin American countries, after Brazil, Chile and Mexico were the most active, with 80 and 74 deals registered, respectively. Mexico was noteworthy for the investment volume it generated this quarter, totaling R$ 74,3bn.
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