Catalyst Corporate Finance has expanded its international partnership into Latin America with a new member in Peru - EFIC Partners.
The partnership has been prompted by a surge of investment interest in Latin America.
With a predicted GDP growth of 5.5 per cent in 2015, an increasing number of investors are looking to Peru and other Latin American countries for investment opportunities.
Since 2003 Peru’s economy has almost doubled in size and in the same period inflation has fallen to 2.9 per cent.
On the back of this performance M&A activity has increased demonstrating investor confidence in the country’s future economic performance.
M&A activity in Peru reached $11.9 billion in 2014, its highest value to date.
Whilst foreign investors continue to play a key role in Peruvian M&A activity, consolidated domestic groups are also seeking to grow through foreign acquisitions.
EFIC Partners is an independent financial boutique based in Lima offering financial and strategic advisory to clients in Peru and Latin America.
It focuses on M&A and capital raising for Peruvian companies seeking to expand their businesses and foreign clients looking to invest in Peru.
In recent years, EFIC has completed transactions in the infrastructure, energy, mining services, financial and consumer goods sectors.
Keith Pickering, partner at Catalyst, said: “I am delighted to welcome EIFC Partners to our international partnership.
“Our ability to access buyers in all the major economies is vital for our clients as our work becomes in increasingly international and EIFC will gives us a strong foothold in the growing Latin America economies.”