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Madrid: a lightening rod for foreign investment

Madrid: a lightening rod for foreign investment

Madrid emerged as the leader for foreign investment in Spain last year, bringing in 14,520 euros, the greatest amount since 2011. That figure also represents 61.1 % of the total of this type of investment. The fourth quarter of the year saw an even greater proportion going to Madrid as 80.7 % of the total investment in Spain found its way to the capital. The figures come from data published…

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Spain’s economic graph continues its upwards trend

Spain’s economic graph continues its upwards trend

The Spanish transaction market is continuing to grow with the results seen in the latest findings from the monthly report of Transactional Track Record (TTR). In April of this year, the market recorded 131 mergers and acquisitions, totaling 5,080 million euros in operations. While this represents a 25.57 per cent decrease in the number of operations when compared to April of 2017, it actually comes to an increase of 7.86…

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New impetus for venture capital

New impetus for venture capital

A new programme has been launched to channel investment in venture capital funds. The objective is to spur on European small to medium enterprises to help them to increase in size to the point where they become attractive and competitive propositions in the world market. It comes from VentureUE, a joint programme from the European Commission and the European Fund of Investors. The hope is that from this platform, the…

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New bonanza for research and development

New bonanza for research and development

Research and development projects in Spain are set to receive an injection of 1,200 million euros of finance from the European Investment Bank. Among the areas to benefit from this will be maths, astronomy, biology, engineering and technology, and farming, as well as health sciences. This news has come from the Minister of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, Román Escolano, and was announced on his first visit to the Higher Council…

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Record levels for foreign investment in Spain

Record levels for foreign investment in Spain

This is according to data from the Foreign Investment Registry (RIE) of the State Secretariat of Commerce, as the total of foreign investment in Spain surpassed 36,000 million euros to reach 36,122 million. Seventy per cent of the investment came from the European Union and can be broken down further by country. Leading the way was Luxembourg with around 21 % of the total. Germany and the UK followed with…

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M&A activity figures steadily march on

M&A activity figures steadily march on

Mergers and acquisitions in Spain increased 11.3 % in February this year, when compared with the same month in 2017. This takes into account 116 mergers and acquisitions in that month with the total coming to an impressive 8,512 million euros. In total capital mobilized, this reads as an increase of 11.37 % on the same month of 2017. Operations were also bigger as a whole, the story of that…

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M&A’s great diagnosis for Spain’s financial health

M&A’s great diagnosis for Spain’s financial health

While 2017 was a good year for the Spanish mergers and acquisitions market, 2018 promises to be even better with many experts as Spain continues to overcome the crisis. In the whole of the Spanish economic and business activity, mergers and acquisitions act as a barometer to measure how the country operates in financial terms. According to TTR data, last year closed with 2,327 M&A transactions representing an 11 per…

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Raising the glass for wine production

Raising the glass for wine production

The Spanish government has approved the application for a support programme for the wine sector of more than 1,000 million euros. Among other benefits, this will assist the restructuring and conversion of vineyards. Within this programme, interested member states must present a five-year support plan containing some of the measures the funds will be used for. With more than 950,000 hectares, Spain has the largest area of ​​vineyards in the…

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One billion up for Spain’s startups

One billion up for Spain’s startups

For the first time Spain has exceeded one billion euros of capital invested in technology startups. This is according to a study carried out by Manuel Matés, one of the founders of Big Sur Ventures which invests in such projects. The study looked at investment in ICT and software startups for the period between 2010 and 2017. In 2017, Spain broke records both in investment in this type of companies…

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Madrid climbs Europe’s financial table

Madrid climbs Europe’s financial table

Madrid has been named as the fifth most attractive European city in which to invest in the annual rankings of Price Waterhouse Cooper. This has seen the city climb four places in the table from last year thanks to good economic expectations and the potential for rent increases. For the third consecutive year, Berlin has topped the table, with Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Munich occupying next three places. Other cities named…

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