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Environmental, Social and Governance in Latin America – How Will the M&A Market React?

The Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions – Second Edition, Latin Lawyer

08 Dec 2021

As potential purchasers and investors in Latin America increasingly focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics as real drivers of value, attorneys practicing in the region must familiarize themselves with the ways in which heightened attention to ESG will affect M&A transactions. In our chapter on how the Latin American M&A market will react to ESG initiatives, we first discuss the impact and influence of existing ESG regulatory change in major market jurisdictions in Latin America. Next, we discuss how these ESG factors are effecting due diligence processes, contractual protections and post-closing integration in M&A transactions. Finally, we address what challenges attorneys face when working with clients seeking to extract value from newfound ESG efforts in the region.

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