The consolidation of the Madeira Wine Industry
: mergers & acquisitions

  • Francisco Borges Gonçalves Fontes (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The Madeira Wine industry is comprised by 6 companies, competing in the export market of Fortified Wines with bigger players like producers of Port, Sherry or Marsala. In this paper, I explore the possibility of a consolidation of the Madeira Wine companies, for a purpose of maximizing the economies of scale available in the industry. Synergies from this merger can amount to nearly 40% of the total value of the companies together. For a complete overview of this operation, an analysis and valuation of the companies is presented beforehand and, afterwards, details of the suggested deal surrounding this industry consolidation.
Date of Award2012
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPeter Iordanov Tsvetkov (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Gestão

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