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Spanish M&A surges again despite obstacles

Spanish M&A surges again despite obstacles

The Spanish market is on target to surpass 100,000 million Euros in mergers and acquisitions this year. This sees Spain in line to at least be in sight of parity with last year’s final figure of 102,776 million euro, one of the best ever years for this kind of business in Spain and bearing out recent reports that M&A activity was going to be a major player in Spain’s developing…

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Reorienting Spain’s international financial pull

Reorienting Spain’s international financial pull

Chinese investment in Spain is increasing dramatically with newly released figures showing 2015 to be a watershed year as investment last year was greater than the total invested in the previous five years. In fact, 2015 more than doubled on the previous year which saw 845 million Euros come in as opposed to over 1880 million Euros last year. This massive up-swing has been on the cards for some time…

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Spain doubles its money

Spain doubles its money

Foreign investment in Spain for August this year was more than double what it was for the same period last year. This has been revealed in new figures recently published by The Bank Of Spain. While August last year saw a healthy 1,998 million Euros invested in Spanish companies from abroad, there was plenty of scope for that figure to shoot up to 4,545 million this year. Even taking the…

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The future’s so bright they’re gonna need shades

The future’s so bright they’re gonna need shades

Youthful sunglasses company Hawkers has announced one of the biggest investments in Europe having received €50 million. Among the significant investors are Félix Ruiz and Hugo Arévalo, founders of Madrid based company Tuenti. As a result, Arévalo is to be welcomed onto the team as executive chairman. A group of private and independent investors also got in on the investment action.  After two and a half years of going it…

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Entrepreneurs in the Madrid shop window

Entrepreneurs in the Madrid shop window

Early October saw the third edition of the three day long South Summit in Madrid. The leading southern European conference of its kind, it attracts the most promising startups in the Mediterranean and Latin America. They were able to present themselves to leading international investors and corporations who were seeking to invest in the innovation of young companies. The inaugural year of the Summit was 2012 and was the brainchild…

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Foreign investment encouraged by Spanish public institutions

Foreign investment encouraged by Spanish public institutions

The Community of Madrid has signed an agreement with the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Madrid to help promote foreign investment in the city and region.

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International investment in Spain setting new records

International investment in Spain setting new records

Foreign investment in Spain has reached record levels with international funds in a number of fields showing exceptional figures. According to the Spanish regulator CNMV, SICAVs in Spain reached €107 billion in the first quarter of this year which is a year on year increase of 12.6 per cent. Common in western Europe, a SICAV is an open-ended collective investment scheme and is a French acronym – société d’investissement à capital variable, which can…

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Businesses not making hay with M&A

Businesses not making hay with M&A

Looking for an M&A opportunity to grow your business? It’s not quite the quick fix it is often seen to be and attitudes towards the concept are changing. According to a recent study by the Harvard Business Review, 70 to 90 per cent of M&A deals end in abysmal failure.

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Madrid emerges as a leading contender of Europe’s new financial hub on the completion of Brexit

Madrid emerges as a leading contender of Europe’s new financial hub on the completion of Brexit

Following the Brexit vote, Europe could soon be looking for a new financial centre with London in danger of exiting the picture. Since the vote, many financial sector companies are reconsidering their options should London no longer prove the most viable. A study from JP Morgan concluded that in terms of cost, real estate in Madrid is more attractive than Paris, Dublin and Frankfurt.

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Ebay pays €165 million to acquire Spanish startup Ticketbits

Ebay pays €165 million to acquire Spanish startup Ticketbits

EBay has announced the acquisition of the Spanish company Ticketbis, the platform for buying and selling event tickets. This means that Ticketbis will become part of StubHub, the ticket resale website in the US. The aim of the purchase is to increase the presence of StubHub in Latin America and Europe as well as to extend the business in Asia and the Pacific. The exact terms of the agreement have not been officially disclosed but sources close to Ticketbis Novobrief reveal that the purchase is around 165 million dollars.

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