In January, the Spanish transactional market continued the upward trend set in 2014, and registered 130 deals, which represents one of the highest numbers of the last four years. Specifically, the number of deals increased by 13% compared with January 2014, and the investment volume generated increased by 60.5%, compared with the same period last year.
Some of the largest deals this month include Grupo Redexis Gas’ acquisition of a stake in Gas Energía Distribución Murcia held by Naturgas, for EUR 186m. And, Banco Madrid acquired retail bank Inversis Banco, for EUR 179.8m.
In January, the Portuguese M&A market registered a total of 26 deals, both announced and closed, including mergers and acquisitions and assets, which generated an investment volume of EUR 372m. The number of transactions registered last month was greater than in January of 2012, 2013 and 2014. However, due to the number of deals with undisclosed values, the investment volume generated was inferior compared with the same period in 2012 (EUR 741.4m) and 2013 (EUR 457.7m).
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