Global team specialized in buy-side and sell side M&A

ONEtoONE Portugal is part of one of the leading international M&A Advisory Firms with a presence in 16 countries and specialized in buy side and sell side M&A in the middle-market.

We take pride in serving entrepreneurs, multinationals, private equity firms, and professional investors all over the globe with creativity and diligence. Our global network of partners allows us access to a wide range of market insights, buyers, and investment opportunities.

ONEtoONE provides a broad spectrum of M&A transaction types across multiple industries and investment banking advisory services. We serve buyers and sellers by providing in-depth financial and strategic analysis, identifying optimal potential transaction partners, developing creative deal structures, and negotiating complex cross-border transaction terms.


Lisbon office


Alameda Roentgen, nº 4 – A, Escritorio 7
1600-759, Lisbon
Lisbon office


Rua Gregorio Lopes, 1523, L3
1400-195, Lisbon

Economic Outlook

Portugal is an increasingly diversified and service-based economy. Its GDP growth accelerated in recent years, reaching 2.5% growth in 2017 and totalling €179.2 billion. This growth is stemming from increased domestic demand and investment in exports, which is said to have doubled in 2017. The primary industry sectors are services (around 75% of GDP), industrial (22% of GDP), and agricultural (2.4% of GDP).1 Services, in particular tourism, play an increasingly important role in the country’s economy.

Market Access Opportunity

Portuguese M&A market is mature and full of opportunities. The M&A activity in Portugal has increased in the past years, with a significant number of transactions in the real estate, energy and infrastructure sectors. In 2016, the Portuguese market has seen over 300 M&A transactions, with 120 disclosed transactions valuing over €12 billion.2 The most dynamic subsector in 2017 in terms of M&A deals was real estate, followed by financial and insurance subsectors.  Majority of the transactions are set to be inbound, with the current deal structure trend of divestment in non-strategic and distressed assets.

Sources: 1. Nordea Trade Portal. (2019). The economic context of Portugal – Economic and Political Overview. 2. International Financial Law Review (2017) 2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Report: Portugal

Main Services

Sell Side M&A

  • Core market research
  • Deal marketing
  • Buyer identification and contact
  • Due diligence support
  • Valuation
  • Transaction negotiation
  • Financing/ capital raising

Buy Side M&A

  • Core market research
  • Target identification
  • Target contact
  • Due diligence support
  • Valuation
  • Transaction negotiation
  • Financing/ capital raising

Fund Raising

  • Relationships throughout the lender and investor community
  • Regular dialogues with a large variety of financing sources
  • Story-oriented transactions
  • Competitive process
  • Listing sponsors in Europe and Asia

Strategic Advice

  • Valuations in connection with:
    • Mergers
    • Acquisitions
    • Private placement
    • Private/ Public partnership
  • Third-party fairness opinions
    • Independent
    • Unbiased opinions

Other services

strategic alliancesWeb

Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures


Corporate Refinancing


Business Plan Development




Fairness Opinions


Merger Planning and Execution


Capital Restructuring


Debt Restructuring

Our Team

Here is our team of seasoned M&A specialists in our Portugal office:

Selected M&A transactions by ONEtoONE Portugal

Sell side mandate

Disabled Industrial Kitchen, is located in the south of the Tagus River, approximately 40kms from Lisbon. The property, which is fully walled with access through two automatic gates, is set on a plot of 2,100m2, with an implantation area of 735m2 and a gross area of 1,365.35m2 distributed over one floor and a mezzanine; it has a patio with 1,365m2. The kitchen was built from scratch in 2006 for the preparation of chilled meals for large commercial surfaces. Its conception was designed for the application of specific equipment such as cold rooms, freezing tunnels, rooms with frozen temperatures with a processing circuit adapted to the purpose in question.

Buy side mandate

NEWPAL, which exercises, through its subsidiaries Palbit, S.A. and Villa das Tílias, S.A., the production of carbide tools and ultra-hard materials (such as cutting tools, anti-wear parts and stone treatment tools), has acquired a majority stake in the company COPAM, Companhia Portuguesa de Amidos, SA. With over 84 years of experience, COPAM is the leading company in Portugal in the production and marketing of starch products for the food, pharmaceutical, paper, corrugated cardboard, and chemical industries. COPAM is dedicated to the production and commercialization of starches and their derivatives, dextrins and glucoses, dextroses and isoglucoses, from cereal extraction, from tubers and roots for the food, pharmaceutical, paper, corrugated cardboard and chemical industries in general.

Buy side mandate

Talenter™ Group, the largest independent Portuguese group in the Human Resources sector, acquired BeChosen, in an operation advised by ONEtoONE Corporate Finance in Portugal led by Paulo Soares de Oliveira. This acquisition allows Talenter™ Group to enter a new business area - Field Marketing, Merchandising, Digital and Social Networks - with clear operational and commercial synergies for this Group. In addition, BeChosen team is integrated into Talenter™ Group, strengthening its services.

Sell side mandate

ONEtoONE advised the Grupo McLane on the sale of its Portuguese subsidiary, McLane Portugal Ltd, to the Grupo Logístico Urbanos. The operation allowed Grupo Logístico Urbanos to generate increased business of 6.5 million euros in 2012, which gave the Group a turnover of 35 million euros, making it the owner of one of the largest logistics areas in Portugal, with more of 115 thousand square meters of warehouses and forecast growth of about 25 per cent of current turnover.

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