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Spain Still Attracts Foreign Investors

Spain Still Attracts Foreign Investors

Spain’s recovering economy and the increasing competitiveness of its industries are driving a fresh inflow of foreign investment. In 2014, Spain came 9th in the rankings of countries which attracted the largest amount of global investment. No mean feat for a country which only two years previously was teetering close to the brink of a bailout as its risk premium hit historic highs amid doubts over its ability to balance its books.

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Spain M&A Boosted by Growing Optimism

Spain M&A Boosted by Growing Optimism

Spain has been a hub of M&A activity over the last 12 months and the outlook for 2015 is rosy as the economy continues to improve. Renewed foreign investor interest in Spanish assets, combined with local companies’ expansion ambitions at home, have helped fuel an increase in acquisitions across a range of sectors.

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Spain building sector slowly recovering

Spain building sector slowly recovering

Spain’s property sector has emerged from the doldrums in the last year as foreign investors have flocked to buy prime assets at attractive prices. And this recovery has had a positive knock-on effect on the construction industry, once a symbol of the deep crisis which dogged Spain’s economy for the best part of five years

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2014 M&A Trends In Spain

2014 M&A Trends In Spain

The number of M&A transactions completed in Europe has rebounded this year following the slump that occurred towards the end of 2013.
And Spain has been a hub of activity as the country’s recovering economy has rekindled investor confidence.

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Bank of Spain States Investment is Growing

Bank of Spain States Investment is Growing

As Spain’s economy is set to enter a second year of recovery from a deep recession, the Bank of Spain has rubber stamped many economists forecasts for accelerated growth in 2014 and 2015.
Last month, the Madrid-based central bank revealed that second quarter GDP expanded 0.5 percent from the first quarter, when it rose 0.4 percent.

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Fitch Raises Spain’s Rating

Fitch Raises Spain’s Rating

After three years in the firing line due to concerns over its credit worthiness, Spain is back in favour with the rating agencies.
These companies are revising their call on Spain’s ability to pay its debts after the country this year exited the European Union bailout programme it was forced to accept in 2012.

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Bill Gates Bets on Spanish Security Firm Prosegur

Bill Gates Bets on Spanish Security Firm Prosegur

Just a few months after grabbing 6 per cent of construction firm FCC, Bill Gates is back on the acquisition trail in Spain, acquiring 4 per cent of security firm Prosegur’s treasury stock as part of a small group of international investors.

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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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2014 Looking Bright for M&A and Investment in Spain

2014 Looking Bright for M&A and Investment in Spain

Like every country across the globe this New Year’s Eve, Spain will raise a toast to 2014 and hope the future is bright. And this wish could come true, judging by some of the economic indicators released over the last quarter. The uptick in foreign investor interest – translating into some major M&A deals – is also a good sign.

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Spain’s Reforms Reap Standard & Poor’s Rating Reward

Spain’s Reforms Reap Standard & Poor’s Rating Reward

Spain received an early Christmas present last Friday: Standard & Poor’s raised its debt outlook to “stable” from “negative”, citing a gradual recovery in economic growth. S&P is the second of the three main ratings agencies to lift its outlook for the country in under a month, after Fitch switched its rating to “stable” from “negative” in early November.

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