Biennial IBA Latin American Regional Forum conference

22 Mar - 24 Mar 2023

Session information

Breakout session 6 - M&A and tech in Latin America: how will unicorns (existing and up-and-coming) confront a changing investment landscape?


Latin American Regional Forum (Lead)


Latin American investors have incubated highly successful companies in the tech sector for several decades now. Some have reached success and financial stability while others continue to grow through ever-expanding interest and investments from the venture capital. However, venture investors seem to be scaling back new investment, but up-and-coming startups still require new capital to grow. How will a changed investment landscape impact M&A activity in the country change in the business cycle?

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Paula Vieira de Oliveira Mattos Filho, São Paulo, Brazil; Vice Chair, Latin American Regional Forum
Jose Visoso Galicia Abogados, Mexico City, Mexico; Scholarship Officer, Latin American Regional Forum


Carlos Albarracin Milbank, New York, New York, USA
Paola Lozano Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, New York, New York, USA
Juan Naveira Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York, New York, USA
Mariana Seixas SoftBank Investment Advisers, Miami, Florida, USA
Maria Shakespear Beccar Varela, Buenos Aires, Argentina