Posts Tagged ‘acquisitions’

Hotels provide a barometer for economic growth

Hotels provide a barometer for economic growth

The hotel market is proving a strong indication of continued economic growth in Spain with Madrid leading the charge. Recently released figures for the first quarter of 2016 show that 2.2 billion euros was invested in property with the most sought after being retail, hotels and offices.

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Just Eat gobbles up Spanish competition

Just Eat gobbles up Spanish competition

British corporation Just Eat has swallowed up Spanish home delivery food service La Nevera Roja, strengthening the group’s leading market share in Spain. This deal which acquires 100% of La Nevera Roja follows a string of acquisitions of several businesses owned by the German startup incubator Rocket Internet.

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Investors eye Spanish telco Masmovil

Investors eye Spanish telco Masmovil

Several large institutional investors are circling round Masmovil, eyeing up the possibility of taking a stake in the telecommunications provider which has become one of Spain’s growth stories. Current shareholders include the country’s largest bank Santander, which recently increased its stake to 2.43 percent. The company’s international investors include UBS Gestion.

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Spain property market attracts top global investors

Spain property market attracts top global investors

Spain’s recovering economy is fuelling interest from international investors keen to take advantage of attractive prices across a range of assets from banking to telecommunications. But the real estate sector is currently the most popular amongst top global fund managers.

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Foreign Firms See Spain as Good Investment Bet

Foreign Firms See Spain as Good Investment Bet

Over the last 18 months, Spain has ticked a lot of boxes for overseas investors keen to diversify their portfolios with acquisitions in industries like banking, property and tourism.
The country’s retail sector is also a target for foreign capital flows, against a backdrop of recovering domestic demand as the economy returns to growth.

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Top Mergers and Acquisitions in Spain in 2013

Top Mergers and Acquisitions in Spain in 2013

Spain saw a slew of M&A deals in 2013, such as Bill Gates’ headline-grabbing purchase of stake in construction company FCC and Telefonica’s buy of Germany’s E-Plus. The mergers and acquisitions market notched up a nearly 30 per cent increase from a year earlier.

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M&A in Spain on Up And Up in 2013

M&A in Spain on Up And Up in 2013

Spain has been a hub for M&A in 2013, a fact that is not surprising given the extent of deleveraging by its banks, forced to sell off assets to clean up their balance sheets and boost capital. But banks have not been alone in disposing of non-core assets.

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A Busy M&A Year For Spanish Telecommunications

A Busy M&A Year For Spanish Telecommunications

A new wave of M&A activity has gripped the European telecommunications industry over the last few months as operators join forces to boost market share and financial muscle against the backdrop of the global economic crisis. With acquisitions and consolidations happening all around, Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica has certainly not let the grass grow under its feet.

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PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTORS WITH INTEREST IN SPAIN

PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTORS WITH INTEREST IN SPAIN

Spain is shaping up as an attractive investment option for top private equity firms betting on a return to economic growth thanks to the government’s programme of structural reforms.

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SMALL SPANISH BANKS ATTRACT FOREIGN BUYERS

SMALL SPANISH BANKS ATTRACT FOREIGN BUYERS

Spain has long been a target market for foreign banks looking to grow their business in mainland Europe.

Over the last two decades, international banks like Deutsche Bank, Citibank and Barclays expanded their Spanish network organically, taking advantage of the credit boom.

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