Mergers & Acquisitions


Our Mergers and Acquisitions practice is one of the most active areas in the Firm, particularly cross-border. Our clients turn to us to help understand their options and provide cutting edge innovative advice with a global outlook.

We typically advises buyers (strategic and financial), sellers and their financiers (domestic and international), in all kinds of acquisitions of targets located in Chile and the Latin American region. We routinely conduct a variety of processes including private deals, public acquisitions, tender offers, hostile takeovers, mergers, securities exchanges, capitalizations and leveraged deals. Our clients include investment banks, strategic buyers, LBO firms, private equity funds, family offices, and transaction financiers across a broad range of industries including:

  • Banks
  • Chemicals
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Forestry & Paper
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mining & Metals
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Utilities

We are a market leader in privatization and have been trusted to advise on virtually all key divestments and sales of state-owned enterprises and bidding processes for the award of concessions to operate state-controlled activities and resources.

Awards & Recognition

Ranked Band 2 Chambers Latin America 2017

Ranked Tier 2 Legal 500 2016

“The lawyers at Morales & Besa are brilliant. They cover every aspect of the transaction, they are always available and they provide a great service. You know you are in good hands with them.”

“The lawyers provide a very good service. I would highlight their availability, professionalism and knowledge of the region. They communicate fluidly and keep us abreast of every stage of the transaction.”
Chambers Latin America 2017

‘the team is good value and contributes to moving forward during challenging deals’.
Legal 500 2016

Experience in Mergers & Acquisitions