Natural resources is one sector that acquirers continue to focus on due to the growing middle class in many markets fueling demand. And the trend isn't confined within U.S. borders.

Latin America, for example, is one market that financial sponsors and strategic buyers alike find themselves invested in, especially since it has become a safer and more predictable place to do business. As Mergers & Acquisitions continues to report, the emerging market is considered a source of previously unexploited natural resources, and state-owned oil companies need the private sector to come in and invest.

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