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May 2022

Market Update: IT Services & Software in Latin America Q1 2022


Latin America’s technology sector continues in the great tendency started in 2020. The region continues proving that it is a very effective nearshore center for the Americas as far as IT services, but also capable of product development and innovation.

First-quarter of 2022 presented similar M&A year-over-year when compared to that quarter of 2021, with 219 total deals completed. Transactions took place across several verticals, most notably in Financial Services, B2B, B2C, and Healthcare. The majority of transactions took place in Brazil, followed by Mexico, Colombia, and Chile.

FinTech continues to be the leading sector in LATAM in terms of M&A deals motorized because of a low bancarization population compared to developed economies. During this last quarter, the Fintech industry represented the +70% of the M&A deals in the region totalizing +$3b of investments.

7MA has completed important M&A transactions for companies with outsourced operations and / or delivery centers in Latin America and has developed unparalleled deal expertise and knowledge of the industry trends, valuation trends, and most active strategic and financial buyers. Please contact Horacio Yenaropulos, Kevin Postigo, Alejo Vidal, & Tomas Adduci if you would like to learn more about the IT Services & Software in Latin America.

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