The total value of mergers and takeovers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa surged last month, making it the busiest January for deals in the region in over a decade, according to data from Thomson Reuters.
Deals completed last month in the region had a total value of $90.8 billion, according to the company, which was the highest volume for any January since 2006.
Johnson & Johnson’s $29.3bn takeover of Swiss biotech company Actelion and the $25 billion acquisition of Italian eyewear group Luxottica by France’s Essilor particularly boosted volumes.
Cross-border deals also rose to their highest January level since 2006 this year, hitting $106.8bn, up 31 per cent on January 2016. READ MORE: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/corporate-merger-acquisition-deals-activity-surges-rises-europe-middle-east-africa-emea-january-a7560741.html