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.
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