In January 2016, the Spanish transactional market registered a total of 106 mergers and acquisitions, both announced and closed, generating an aggregate value of approximately EUR 3.79bn. Both the number of transactions and its aggregate value were lower than in January of the last two years. By sectors, the most active, in January, were the real estate, with 28 transactions, steel, metallurgy and industrial production, with eight, and technology and healthcare, hygiene and aesthetics, both registered seven. Regarding cross-border deals, Spanish acquirers chose to invest in the United Kingdom and United States, with 3 acquisitions in each country, and in Chile, France and Brazil with two transactions in each case.
In January 2016, the transactional market registered a 36% increase compared with the same period last year. A total of 15 deals were registered, both announced and closed, including asset acquisition. Out of these 15, nine transactions were announced with disclosed values, generating an aggregate value of EU 374m.
The most active sectors were: Real Estate, Chemical and Chemical Materials, Technology and Oil and Gas.
Autopista Central - Company dedicated to the management of Autopista Central (Central Highway) in Chile.
Hospital Privado de Guimarães - Company dedicated to the hospitals services sector.
CliHotel de Gaia - Company dedicated to provide medical services to hospitals specialized in the elderly.