Portuguese Mergers and Acquisitions market – end of third quarter of 2018

Since the beginning of the year, 224 mergers and acquisitions transactions have been carried out in Portugal, totaling a closing of 16 billion euros. These figures represent respectively a 12% decrease and an 81% increase over the same period in 2017. And the value of operations this year is inflated by the takeover bid launched in May by China Three Gorges over EDP – Energias de Portugal, amounting to EUR 9.1 billion.


Sectors such as real estate, technology, finance, and tourism & hotels, respectively registered 57, 33, 23 and 18 transactions.


In September, there were 22 deals, - which represent a drop of 21% - for a total of 224 million euros, 26% down in comparable terms.


These numbers includes Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Venture Capital.


Posted by V. Afonso