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The Brazilian transactional market recorded the lowest number of deal of the last 12 months, and generated a total of R$ 5,000bn, taking into account deals with disclosed values; 68% correspond to the smaller market (< R$ 200m), with a total value of R$ 1,360bn.
This month's largest deal was the agreement signed by BNDESPar for an investment of R$ 600m in GraalBio, held by Gradin family. As a result of this transaction, BNDESPar now holds a 15% stake in the company's share capital. The Services and Distribution sector was the most active, generating R$ 2,610bn in transactions (60% of deals had disclosed value).
Regarding cross-border deals, 11 acquisitions of Brazilian companies were registered by foreign buyers. Once again, United States was the most active country, targeting this time the Services and Distribution sector.
In January, the number of deals involving private equity and venture capital firms was below the average of last 12 months. Eight transactions were recorded, five of these with a disclosed value, generating R$ 719m.
Deal of the month - January 2013 - Mills Serviços Industriais