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Analysing the new high of venture capitalism

Analysing the new high of venture capitalism

Venture capital levels are currently the highest they’ve ever been, which means we can look forward to greater growth and greater innovation in investee companies. This is the expert opinion of Irene Peña, corporate consultant for Analistas Financieros Internacionales. In a recent presentation she explained that venture capital was aimed at companies with a high growth potential. Looking at how the concept actually works, she said, ‘The strategy of the…

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New venture for GVC

New venture for GVC

After the 2000 launch of VenturCap and the establishment in 2013 of VenturCap II, the financial services group GVC Gaesco has launced its third venture capital company, Itupac. This new firm will mainly carry out seed capital operations and starts with 1.2 million euros. Gaesco is one of the main independent financial groups in Spain. With more than 60 years of history in the markets, they are always looking for…

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More hunger for Spanish biotech

More hunger for Spanish biotech

Spanish biotechnology is winning over investors with capital increasingly flowing into the sector. The vast majority are small to medium enterprises, or SMEs. Last year, they attracted 135.1 million euros of capital. A recent report from Asebio, a major employer in the industry, said this was a 60 % increase on the previous year. The report states, ‘In recent years, the effort made by Spanish biotechnology has received recognition from…

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Canaries take flight

Canaries take flight

The Canary Islands are doing it for themselves as they embark upon a project to generate an investment base to cultivate the islands’ technological talent. This is being undertaken by five companies which have come together to create a technological risk capital fund. By nurturing promising start-ups through this, it is hoped the Canary Islands can make a major mark within the industry. The five companies are Dinosol (HD), Domingo…

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Mega car park deal goes through

Mega car park deal goes through

Criteria Caixa has increased its stake in car park giant Saba Infraestructuras to 99 per cent after agreeing a deal to buy an extra 49 per cent of the company to add to its existing holding. Founded in 1966, Saba Infraestructuras has a staff of more than 1,500 people and is active in five countries in Europe and Latin America. Altogether, it has 210,000 actual car parking spaces spread across…

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Amplifon hears everything

Amplifon hears everything

Italian hearing solutions company Amplifon has acquired 100 per cent of Catalan company Gaes for 528 million euros. Amplifon is a global leader for hearing care in the retail sector with more than 14,000 employees and over 10,000 points of sale in 21 countries across five continents. For its part, the Spanish company has a staff of 1,800 employees and 600 points of sale located in Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Argentina,…

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Northwest looks to take investment north

Northwest looks to take investment north

Twenty million euros of financing were up for grabs at the fourth Northwest Investors’ Day, which took place early in June, catering for the regions of Asturias, Galicia and Castilla y Leon. Taking place at the LABoral Center for Art and Industrial Creation in Gijon, it welcomed a total of 60 startups, as well as 15 companies in the growth phase. And coming to see them and waiting to be…

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All time high for venture capital

All time high for venture capital

2017 was a record breaking year for venture capital and private equity in Spain with 4,958 million euro being put into 715 investments. This was the standout news from the annual conference for the Venture Capital & Private Equity Association – ASCRI – which took place at the beginning of June. Another record high was announced as international investment came in at €3,590.8 million euros throughout the year, accounting for…

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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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