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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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The eighth Spanish Investors’ Day is here

The eighth Spanish Investors’ Day is here

Spain Investors’ Day will hold its eighth annual event on January 9 and 10 in Madrid. This will bring together large Spanish listed companies, leading members of the economic area of ​​the Government of Spain and international investors. Its main purpose over the two days is to hold presentations to institutional investors, sovereign funds and international private fund managers. These will encompass the current economic situation in Spain as well…

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A Juncker’s Plan for Spain

A Juncker’s Plan for Spain

The European Union is preparing an investment plan for Spain that will see an extra 31,000 million euros pumped into the country. Europe is as happy as it has been for a long time with the development Spain has enjoyed in recent times and is now set to become more proactive in ensuring its continuation. The European Parliament will extend the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI),until 2020. This has…

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Spain’s tech surge

Spain’s tech surge

Spain is the fifth country in the world in terms of investments in technology firms from abroad. According to a recent from the firm Atomico, in 2017, 672 million euros was invested in such companies from other countries. The four countries above Spain in this table are the UK at 4,530 million euros, Germany at 2,110 million euros, France at 1,770 million euros, then Sweden with 760 million euros. Atomico,…

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Record figures for venture capital

Record figures for venture capital

Venture capital has had a great year in Spain which could see it hit record figures at a time when almost all major international funds have their investment focus placed in the country. As of September 30, 13 investments in Spain exceeded 100 million with many large international funds having bought Spanish companies. This is being seen at a time when liquidity and easy credit have been driving activity in…

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Madrid’s land goes up for grabs

Madrid’s land goes up for grabs

Madrid is planning on making its surplus land available for industrial use at reduced rates to attract more business to the city. There are currently 11,455,951 square meters of industrial land available, of which 348,658 square meters belongs to the City Council. As of now they are sitting unused. The team of the mayor, Manuela Carmena, has decided to change that situation and offer it to companies, both through sale,…

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Investment in Spain is mainly on the gain

Investment in Spain is mainly on the gain

The fourth edition of the meeting organized by Earnest And Young and venture capital and private equity firm ASCRI on Investment Opportunities in Spain was held in London last month. During the meeting it was seen that confidence in the Spanish economy is growing with 79 per cent of Spanish managers surveyed saying they had faith that the economy would continue to improve. Every single one of them said they…

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The south comes together to innovate and celebrate

The south comes together to innovate and celebrate

The South Summit Innovation Is Now conference is all set for Madrid from October 4 to October 6. Born out of Spain Startup, the conference, which was founded in 2012 deep in the economic crisis, was a joint initiative with IE Business School with the belief that entrepreneurs were going to be the driving force to kickstart the economy. Two years later the scope increased as the organisers sought talent…

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M & A activity rises again

M & A activity rises again

The number of mergers and acquisitions in the first half of 2017 in Spain increased by 3.99 per cent on the same period of last year. With the study coming from analysts TTR, it can be seen that the most active sector of the year so far has been real estate with a total of 362 transactions. This is followed by technology with 174, and then the Internet with 113….

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