Future of Nafta, uncertainty about presidential election seen as concerns to companies

MEXICO CITY—Deal making by Mexican companies declined for the second year in a row in 2017 on concerns about the future of free trade with the U.S. and uncertainty related to next year’s presidential elections.

Mergers and acquisitions involving Mexican companies and assets totaled $23.7 billion in dollar terms, a decrease of 5% from 2016, according to data compiled by Dealogic. There were 230 transactions in 2017, compared with 241 the year before.

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