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Iberian Market - July 2015

SPAIN
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.
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Iberian Market - First & Second Quarter 2015

SPAIN
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.
PORTUGAL
In the second quarter of 2015, the Portuguese transactional market registered 60 deals and an...

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Iberian Market - May 2015

SPAIN
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...

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Iberian Market - April 2015

SPAIN
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...

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Iberian Market - First Quarter 2015

SPAIN
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...

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Venture Capital Spain - Annual 2014

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El ámbito de Venture Capital en España se ha mantenido estable en 2014 y ha dado muestras de su vitalidad siguiendo la tendencia de años anteriores. En 2014 se han contabilizado alrededor de 271 transacciones de las cuales 256 fueron inversiones y 15 desinversiones (exits). En cuanto al capital movilizado por las firmas de venture capital, este año ha alcanzado los EUR 634,74m, lo que supone un aumento del 125% respecto a 2013.
Al igual que ocurrió en 2013, los sectores de Internet y tecnología han sido los que mayor número de operaciones han registrado, así como los que mayor inversión...

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