Iberian Market - February 2019

February 2019
Iberian Market - February 2019
Pages: 54
Format: .PDF
Report available in: English

SPAIN

According to Transactional Track Record's monthly M&A Report, Spain's mergers and acquisitions market closed the first two months of 2019 with 318 transactions and a moved capital of EUR 7.2bn. The report also provides a complete analysis correlating the market's most active sectors, as well as the most prominent transactions of the cross-border segment, which shows US-based companies are still the ones acquiring the highest number of Spain-based companies, totaling 25 deals so far this year. Meanwhile, both the Private Equity and Venture Capital segments registered a downturn on this period. The league tables in the last pages of the report reflect the activity of the legal and financial advisors, based on transactions announced in 2019 YTD.

PORTUGAL

According to Transactional Track Record's February 2019 M&A Report, the volume of mergers and acquisitions in the first two months of the year in the Portuguese market totaled EUR 630m, down 53% compared with the same period of 2018. 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 Spain-based companies retain their increasing interest in Portugal-based companies, with ten deals so far this year. Meanwhile, the Venture Capital segment registered a total of EUR 24m. The league tables on the last pages of the report reflect the activity of the legal and financial advisors, based on transactions announced in 2019 YTD.


SPAIN 

DEALMAKER Q&A: Diego García de la Peña from Auriga

 

Grupo Catalana Occidente closes acquisition of Antares

Advisors of the deal:

Financial Advisory:

  • BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking
  • Deloitte España

 Legal Advisory:

  • Cuatrecasas España 

 

PORTUGAL

UBS acquires Gascan Portugal

Advisors of the deal:

Financial Advisory:

  • Haitong Bank Portugal

Legal Advisory:

  • Cuatrecasas Portugal
  • CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut