Multilatinas’ Success Despite Adversity Shows Why a Resilient Private Sector Is Latin America’s Greatest Asset

World News: . []

SÃO PAULO, Brazil, March 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A set of elite, internationally minded companies managed to navigate turbulence and structural change in Latin American economies over the past decade to achieve 5.2% annual revenue growth, three times higher than the average for the region’s large companies. These companies—the 2018 Boston Consulting Group (BCG) multilatinas—also generated exceptionally high shareholder returns. These are among the findings of new report, , which is being released today.

The report identifies 100 large Latin American companies in sectors as diverse as consumer goods, financial services, telecommunications, and infrastructure that have a record of exceptional growth and operations beyond their national borders.  It also outlines the five key factors that are enabling multilatinas to win at home and abroad despite a rapidly shifting business landscape.

“The multilatinas demonstrate that a resilient private sector is one of Latin America’s greatest assets,” said Daniel Azevedo, a BCG partner and coauthor of the report. “The multilatinas are strong contributors to productivity, investment, innovation, and job creation and will be driving forces in taking Latin America to the next level.”

BCG has been identifying and tracking multilatinas since 2009, when it published its —Latin America-based companies with at least $1 billion in annual revenue and operations outside their national borders. The 2018 list includes, for the first time, internationally minded financial companies and a group of dynamic technology companies called the .

The composition of the 2018 list highlights some of the major trends that have transformed the regional economy since 2009: 

BCG’s analysis of the 100 multilatinas identified several success factors. One is their skill in mergers and acquisitions. The share prices of multilatinas that are “serial acquirers” rose by almost 70% from 2009 through 2017, around ten times higher than for other Latin American frequent buyers. Other key factors are their ability to intimately connect with consumers, manage value chains despite difficult regulatory and fiscal environments, orchestrate innovation networks, and nurture talent.

“While these success factors will remain critical, Latin American companies will also have to adapt to new challenges in a global economy that is being transformed by technology and economic nationalism,” said Jorge Becerra, a BCG senior partner and a coauthor of the report. “But as they have demonstrated over the past decade, the multilatinas have a knack for navigating complexity—and have the power to push Latin America forward.”

A copy of the report can be downloaded .

To arrange an interview with one of the authors, please contact Eric Gregoire at +1 617 850 3783 or .

The Boston Consulting Group

Tel +1 617 850 3783Fax +1 617 850

More news and information about BCG

Published By:

Globe Newswire: 04:01 GMT Wednesday 14th March 2018

Published: .

Search for other references to "multilatinas" on SPi News

Previous StoryNext Story

SPi News is published by Sector Publishing Intelligence Ltd.
© Sector Publishing Intelligence Ltd 2018. [Admin Only]
Sector Publishing Intelligence Ltd.
Ground Floor Offices, Little Keep Gate, Barrack Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1AH
Registered in England and Wales number 0751938.
Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us

Advertising on SPi News: Information For Advertisers