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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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Foreign investment in Spanish Startups grows 150%

Foreign investment in Spanish Startups grows 150%

Spanish start-ups are receiving almost three quarters of their seed money from foreign investors signaling an agile, innovative and internationally attractive entrepreneurial population. Figures recently published in the annual report of ASCRI, specialists in Venture Capital & Private Equity in Spain, show that between 2014 and 2015, foreign entities increased their investment in Spanish companies by 152.6 per cent, reaching a total of 388 million euros.

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Brexit: The International and Iberian Fallout

Brexit: The International and Iberian Fallout

There’s still a long way to go before anyone really knows what Brexit means to the UK and the international economy but the immediate effect has not been positive. When the markets closed on June 27, the FTSE Index had lost another 156 points. Banking shares were hardest hit with the Royal Bank Of Scotland plunging by 25 per cent at one point in the day. Against all this, the pound fell to its lowest point against the dollar for 31 years and Britain lost its final gold plated AAA rating.

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Companies. Size does matter

Companies. Size does matter

The size of a company is important if it is to generate sufficient cashflows to make it competitive with suitable levels of profitability and productivity. Large companies are also stronger because they offer more employment stability. The following points cover areas in which a larger company can be more effective.

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Spain’s huge German swing

Spain’s huge German swing

Spain’s financial image has undergone a radical overhaul for the better in the eyes of German companies and the numbers are being backed up by action. In 2014, a survey showed that 80 per cent of German companies saw the situation in Spain as bad or very bad. Fast forward to 2016 and ninety per cent of companies value the situation as good or satisfactory.

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Spain spearheads international investment opportunity

Spain spearheads international investment opportunity

Spain has come out as the second best country in the world to invest in in a recent study from New Jersey based research firm Bretton Woods. They also found that Europe as a whole was turning into a better and better bet for those looking to buy into the stock market. Research leader Vladimir Signorelli said: ‘We see economic conditions improving for Europe. Four of our top ten stock markets are in Western Europe where fiscal policy is improving, like tax rates getting reduced.”

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Spain’s positive investment paradox

Spain’s positive investment paradox

That Spain may have some way to go before it can claim full financial recovery could be exactly what makes it so attractive to foreign investors. It’s something of a paradox but one very much worth looking at. It’s precisely because Spain is taking measures to continue to fight its way back to full prosperity that it is being looked upon so favourably.

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Spain enjoys huge international investor confidence

Spain enjoys huge international investor confidence

Spain is enjoying high confidence from foreign markets with more than ninety percent of foreign companies expected to maintain or increase their investments in the country. This includes the number of employees that will be kept on as Spain continues to surge forward.

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