According to Transactional Track Record's Monthly M&A Report, in August 2018 the moved capital is higher to the one registered in the same period of 2017, though the number of transactions is slightly lower, the same tendency followed by the market in annual terms. The report also provides updated data on different aspects and behaviors of the Spanish M&A market, such as the dominant position of the real estate sector, or the consolidation of the US as the foreign country that interacts the most with Spain, both in outbound and inbound cross-border terms. As always, the report includes a breakdown of the data of the Private Equity and Venture Capital segments, and the TTR interview: in this occasion, to Lexcrea Founding Partner Silvia Martínez, who analyzes some key aspects of Spain's venture capital segment.
According to Transactional Track Record's monthly M&A Report, the activity of the Portuguese mergers and acquisitions market in August suffered a strong decrease, reinforcing the downward tendency that began on the previous month. On the pages allocated to the cross-border sphere, the analyses correlating the foreign countries that invest in Portugal and the sub-sectors targeted by these investments reflect that those type of transactions continue to grow, compared with the same period of 2017. Additionally, Spain-based companies are still the ones making the most acquisitions of Portugal-based companies. The league tables in the last pages of the report reflect the activity of the legal and financial advisors, based on transactions announced in 2018 YTD.
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