Latin America India Investors Forum

LatinFinance* reports that “investment and trade between India and Latin America increased to US$23bn in 2010 from $2.1bn in 2000. It is projected to reach $30bn by 2012 illustrating that the relationship between the two regions is growing deeper and becoming strategically important to the global economy.”

The Latin America India Investors Forum, November 17 & 18 in Mumbai, India, at the Trident Hotel Bandra Kurla, is one in a series of forums designed by LatinFinance to “connect institutions and individuals, to engender meaningful discussions, and to start the process towards deals, investments and ongoing business relationships.”  The Latin America India Forum is aimed at “educating investors and their advisers from India and Latin America, including senior officers of major corporations, direct investors, entrepreneurs, high net-worth individuals, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, pension funds, and asset managers.”

Previously successful joint ventures and acquisitions by Indian companies in Latin America, across a variety of sectors, testify to the compelling opportunities to forge partnerships and diversify into high growth markets. The pipeline of deals between institutions from both ends has grown to an unforeseen level. Michael Diaz Jr., Managing Partner of the international law firm, Diaz Reus, will take part in a panel discussion on the need for careful planning and expert advice if previous successes are to be replicated. The panel will answer such questions as:

  • What are the drivers for intra-regional acquisitions?
  • What are the phases of M&A – evaluation; due diligence; valuation; financing; PMI and how are they best tackled for India-LatAm cross-border deals?
  • Legal and taxation issues, post acquisition integration, business culture and HR issues in LatAm cross-border M&A from initial negotiations to close?
  • How are these deals financed: from syndicated loans; bridge loans; to DCM take-outs?
  • What innovative structures can be used: local currency debt; multi-product or multi-currency solutions?

The panel, moderated by Ben Miller, News Editor, LatinFinance, includes:

  • Ashutosh Maheshvari, CEO, Motilal Oswal Investment Banking
  • Ashok Goel, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Essel Propack
  • Michael Diaz, Jr., Managing Partner, Diaz, Reus & Targ LLP (Latin America/USA)
  • Kapil Gulati, General Manager & Director (Americas), Havells Sylvania

Arti Sangar, Diaz Reus Partner located in the firm’s Dubai office, will be attending and will cover this and other topics from the Latin America India Forum in subsequent blog posts on

*LatinFinance is the leading source of value-added financial markets intelligence for Latin America and the Caribbean. Published from New York and Miami, with a network of correspondents across Latin America and the Caribbean, LatinFinance has covered banking and capital markets in the region for two decades. It is the authoritative source on debt, equity, structured finance, syndicated loans, private equity and M&A, as well as multilateral financing, people moves and secondary trading. The LatinFinance Daily Brief delivers the latest news, while the monthly magazine and data-intensive website,, add further context and analysis required to do business in these fast-moving markets.

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