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Iberian Market - First & Second Quarter 2016

SPAIN
The Spanish transactional market registered in 1H16 an aggregate value of mergers and acquisitions of EUR 60.995bn, a 15.91% increase compared to 1H15. These figures were reached even though the number of transactions, 919, is lower than the one registered in 1H15, when 961 deals were registered. This occurred due to the existence of transactions with very high values, such as the merger of the Coca-Cola bottling companies, which created Coca-Cola European Partners, worth approximately EUR 20bn, or the absorption of Metrovacesa by Merlin Properties, among others. In terms of sectors, the most prominent...

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Iberian Market - May 2016

SPAIN
The value of private equity deals in the Spanish transactional market has undergone a year-on-year growth of 101.42% so far this year, compared to the same period of 2015. Moreover, the number of private equity transactions was 58, compared to 62 registered in the same period of 2015.
Regarding the total number of mergers and acquisitions, 131 transactions were registered in May, with an aggregate value of EUR 25.505bn.
PORTUGAL
The Portuguese M&A market registered 99 transactions so far this year, between January and May 2016. The number of transactions represents a 3.13% increase, compared to the...

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Iberian Market - April 2016

SPAIN
The value of private equity transactions in the Spanish transactional market experienced thus far this year a year-on-year increase of 470.74%, while the number of transactions in the same period increased 14.29%.
In monthly terms, there were significant private equity transactions in April, such as the acquisition agreement of HotelbedsGroup signed by Cinven and CPPIB, worth EUR 1.165bn, or Arle Capital's divestment in Parques Reunidos and KKR and Permira's in Telepizza, following the two companies' IPOs. As a result, April saw 16 private equity transactions with an aggregate value of EUR...

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Iberian Market - First Quarter 2016

SPAIN
In 1Q16, the transactional market in Spain registered a total of 31 private equity transactions, worth EUR 1.98bn, which represents a year-on-year increase of 3.33% in the number of transactions and of 163.84% in their value.With regards to M&A transactions, 1Q16 registered 381 deals, worth a combined EUR 13.71bn. These numbers represent a decrease compared to 1Q15 of 15.71% in the number of transactions and of 47.44% in their value. 
PORTUGAL
O mercado de fusões e aquisições em Portugal registou no 1º Trimestre de 2016 um total de 68 transacção o que representa um aumento de 28% no número de transações...

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Iberian Market - February 2016

SPAIN  
In February 2016, the Spanish transactional market registered a total of 121 mergers and acquisitions, both announced and closed, and an aggregate value of approximately EUR 5.31bn, equivalent to a 185.56% increase compared with the same period in the previous year.
The most active sectors, so far this year, were the real estate with 61 deals, Internet with 20 deals, technology with 17, and financial and insurance with 13 transactions.
PORTUGAL
In February 2016, the Portuguese transactional Market registered a 62% increase in the number of deals compared with the same period in the previous year...

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Iberian Market - January 2016

SPAIN
In January 2016, the Spanish transactional market registered a total of 106 mergers and acquisitions, both announced and closed, generating an aggregate value of approximately EUR 3.79bn. Both the number of transactions and its aggregate value were lower than in January of the last two years. By sectors, the most active, in January, were the real estate, with 28 transactions, steel, metallurgy and industrial production, with eight, and technology and healthcare, hygiene and aesthetics, both registered seven. Regarding cross-border deals, Spanish acquirers chose to invest in the United Kingdom and United...

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