FEBRUARY 01, 2021

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review 7th Edition: Chapter 1 Argentina



As of December 2019, a new political administration took office. The new government implied a complete change in the political and economic direction.

The new macroeconomic scenario was marked by a new default in external sovereign debt (country risk at its highest peak since 2005), high inflation (50 per cent per year), recession and almost no growth.

Therefore, the economic instability, expectations and uncertainty about future political and economic decisions have caused investors to look at Argentina with higher distrust, resulting in a significant decrease in transactions in the M&A market. On top of that, a worldwide crisis caused by the covid-19 pandemic made Argentina impose mandatory lockdown except for those activities considered essential, consequently affecting the ongoing
M&A transactions.

Argentina finally managed in late August 2020 to sign the restructuring of its foreign law sovereign debt. This was a step in the right direction. In addition, the initial recovery and the need for Argentine commodities (mainly soybean) and gradual reopening of the global economy are expected to help the country’s economy recover despite its fragile political situation…

Palabras clave: Fusiones y Adquisiciones

Reproducido con el permiso de Law Business Research Ltd. Este artículo se publicó primero en diciembre 2020. Para más información, por favor contactar a Nick.Barette@thelawreviews.co.uk 

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