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Iberian Market - February 2015

SPAIN
The Spanish M&A market continues on an upward trend so far this year. In February, a total of 123 deals were registered that represent an 18.8% increase compared with the same period last year. On the other hand, the investment volume generated was approximately EUR 6.25bn. These numbers are superior to those recorded in February of 2012, 2013 and 2014, both in the number of deals recorded and investment volume generated.
In February 2015, the number of deals registered in the high-end market in deal size (> EUR 500m) increased, due to the large values generated in several deals. Highlights include...

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Iberian Market - January 2015

SPAIN
In January, the Spanish transactional market continued the upward trend set in 2014, and registered 130 deals, which represents one of the highest numbers of the last four years. Specifically, the number of deals increased by 13% compared with January 2014, and the investment volume generated increased by 60.5%, compared with the same period last year.
Some of the largest deals this month include Grupo Redexis Gas’ acquisition of a stake in Gas Energía Distribución Murcia held by Naturgas, for EUR 186m. And, Banco Madrid acquired retail bank Inversis Banco, for EUR 179.8m.
PORTUGAL
In January...

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Iberian Market - Annual 2014

SPAIN
In 2014, the Spanish transactional market was particularly active. The numbers show a recovery. In the last twelve months a total of 1,233 deals were registered, both announced and closed, generating an investment volume of approximately EUR 106.63bn. Compared with 2013, the market shows a 28.17% increase in the number of deal recorded and a 106.78% increase in the investment volume.
The last quarter of 2014 was the most dynamic. A total of 352 deals were registered, both announced and closed, generating an investment volume of approximately EUR 50bn. This represents a 6.7% increase and a 51% increase...

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Iberian Market - November 2014

SPAIN
In November, the Spanish transactional market was particularly dynamic, with 97 deals registered, both announced and closed. The investment volume generated was approximately EUR 11,38bn. This represents an increase of 29,33% in number of deals and 351,69% in investment volume, compared with the same period last year.
In annual terms, 1.079 deals were registered so far this year, generating approximately EUR 80,28bn, compared with 962 deals and investment volume of EUR 51,57bn, throughout 2013.
The most active sectors this month, include, once more, Internet and technology, with 12 and 11 deals...

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Iberian Market - October 2014

SPAIN
In October, the Spanish transactional market was particularly dynamic, and it was the most active month so far, both in number of deals and investment volume generated. A total of 110 transactions were registered, both announced and closed, and an investment volume of EUR 14,87bn; equivalent to a 5,77% and a 92,77% increase, respectively, compared September.
The number of deals and investment volume generated, so far this year, also increased compared with the twelve-month period of 2013. Until October 2014, 971 deals were recorded and the investment volume was EUR 72,86bn, compared with 962 deals that...

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Iberian Market - First, Second & Third Quarter 2014

SPAIN
In the third quarter of 2014, the Spanish transactional market was particularly dynamic, both the number of deals registered and the investment volume were larger than in any of the previous quarters this year. On one hand, there were 304 deals recorded this quarter, both announced and closed, a 4,01% increase compared with the previous quarter. And on the other hand, the investment volume generated was EUR 31,31bn, mainly due to several deals with large values concluded this quarter. Highlights include the acquisition of Ono by UK-based Vodafone. The deal value was EUR 7,20bn.
Specifically, the number...

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