Cláudia Cruz Almeida (Partner), responsible for VdA's Corporate and M&A practice since February 2022, writes an article published in Iberian Lawyer in which she outlines her forecasts for the M&A market in Portugal. 

“As the end of the first quarter of 2022 is approaching, the trend observed in 2021 appears to be sustainable, as the deal flow in Portugal has surpassed the 2021 levels: for the same period. There are good reasons to be optimistic regarding a strong performance for M&A in 2022, driven by a cash rich and (still) low-interest rate environment (especially for private equity and infrastructure players), a significant pressure to invest and a strategic repositioning of companies. As far as companies are concerned, the imperatives of ESG and digital transformation will persist and there will be continued appetite for M&A as part of the companies' value story and growth.”

Read the article here.