In August, the investment volume generated by the Spanish private equity segment increased by 101%, compared with the same period last year, reaching approximately EUR 1.5bn. Furthermore, a total of 13 deals were recorded compared with 11, in August 2014.
Highlights include fund Carlyle's divestment of Telecable Asturias, which was acquired by Zegona, for EUR 714m. Värde Partners acquired San José Desarrollos Inmobiliarios held by Banco Popular, for EUR 109m.
In August 2015, the Portuguese transactional market registered 7 transactions, and generated an investment volume of EUR 832.5m. Six...
Spain's transactions' market is still thriving. In July, it registered the highest number of deals of 2015, between those announced and closed, totaling 187. The total worth of these deals is EUR 11.795bn, the third best registered this year behind May and January.
Out of 187 transactions, 47 were asset acquisitions and 140, mergers and acquisitions of companies. Divided by fields, the most relevant deals of the period were in real estate, with 30 transactions, in the technology business, with 17, and in the financial and insurance, and distribution and retail sectors, each one with 10 deals.
In the second quarter of 2015, the Spanish transactional market maintains its upward trend, with 451 deals recorded and an investment volume of approximately EUR 38.04bn. This represents a 13.9% and 106.2% increase, respectively, compared with the same period last year.
The numbers mark the best second quarter of the last four years. In the period between April and June 2015, both the number of deals and investment volume were superior to those recorded in the same period in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
In the second quarter of 2015, the Portuguese transactional market registered 60 deals and an...
In May, the Spanish private equity segment reignited its activity and recorded 17 transactions, more than in any of the previous months. The investment volume generated was EUR 1.63bn. Specifically, data shows an 88.89% increase in the number of deals recorded, compared with April, and a 1,159.82% increase in the investment volume.
Specifically, several significant deals were closed this month. Highlights include US-based fund Lone Star’s acquisition of Neinor held by Kutxabank, for some EUR 930m. MCH and Trilantic Capital Partners sold a stake in Talgo through a public placement. The deal value...
In April, the largest mergers and acquisitions in the Spanish transactional market were recorded in the financial and insurance sector. Highlights include the acquisition by US-based fund Blackstone of a portfolio of non-performing mortgages held by Catalunya Banc, for approximately EUR 3.6bn. Furthermore, Catalunya Banc acquired CatalunyaCaixa Vida held by Mapfre, for approximately EUR 606m.
In April, the Spanish transactional market registered 100 mergers and acquisitions, both announced and closed, which generated approximately EUR 9.80bn. This amount represents an increase in the investment volume...
In the first quarter of 2015, the Spanish transactional market continues the upward trend set in previous months, with 405 deals registered and an investment volume of EUR 34.49bn. This represents a 22.7% and 119.6% increase, respectively, compared with the same period last year. These figures indicate the best first quarter of the last four years; better than in 2012, 2013 and 2014, both in the number of deals and investment volume generated.
Up until 31 March 2015, there were 13 deals registered in the high-end market in deal size (> EUR 500m), which generated EUR 29.75bn; 14 deals in the mid-market...