Posts Tagged ‘venture capital’

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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Record figures for venture capital

Record figures for venture capital

Venture capital has had a great year in Spain which could see it hit record figures at a time when almost all major international funds have their investment focus placed in the country. As of September 30, 13 investments in Spain exceeded 100 million with many large international funds having bought Spanish companies. This is being seen at a time when liquidity and easy credit have been driving activity in…

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Firestone Expands to Europe by Way of Spain

Firestone Expands to Europe by Way of Spain

Spain’s reputation as a leading manufacturing country is attracting foreign firms keen to expand their business and also take advantage of the country’s strategic location as a gateway to Europe. Since 2008, Spain’s export sector has grown by around 15 per cent, and its dynamism helped pull the economy out of a two-year recession in the third quarter of 2013.

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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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Crown Holdings Bets on Spain, Buys Canning Firm Mivisa

Crown Holdings Bets on Spain, Buys Canning Firm Mivisa

Philadelphia-based Crown Holdings is backing Spain’s manufacturing industry with its purchase of canning firm Mivisa. One of the world’s top packaging groups, Crown is banking on Mivisa to help grow its canned food business in Europe, focusing on Spain with its strong agricultural industry.

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Equity Crowdfunding for Spain’s Small Businesses

Equity Crowdfunding for Spain’s Small Businesses

Equity crowdfunding is seen by many as the future of finance. Spain has now become a champion of this funding alternative with the birth of Spain Crowd Funding, an organisation which includes platforms like LemonFruits, Projeggt and Worldcoo. The timing could not be better for many of the country’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) struggling to grow their businesses due to the stranglehold on credit.

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Web Hosting M&A and the Question of Branding

Web Hosting M&A and the Question of Branding

Mergers and acquisitions make the corporate world go round. Both have similar aims – they combine two previously separate firms into one single entity. But whether the operation is a merger of equals or a move to eliminate an industry peer, the issue of branding needs careful consideration. German Internet giant United Internet’s buyout of Spanish web hosting provider Arsys is a case in point.

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Spanish Start-ups Form Chamberí Valley Alliance

Spanish Start-ups Form Chamberí Valley Alliance

Start-ups are flourishing in Spain as savvy entrepreneurs become increasingly aware that new technologies and innovation are the cornerstone of the country’s future economic growth. While start-ups are risky by their very nature – a small team of people developing a new idea with limited financial backing – their potentials for growth and M&A are significant.

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SPAIN SETS UP PUBLIC FUND TO WOO VENTURE CAPITAL

SPAIN SETS UP PUBLIC FUND TO WOO VENTURE CAPITAL

Spain’s entrepreneurs are set to receive a funding lifeline thanks to the creation of the country’s first ever public venture capital fund.

As the economic and financial crisis continues to bite, many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have found it difficult to access bank loans and are struggling to grow their businesses.

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WHY DUE DILIGENCE MAKES FOR A SOUND INVESTMENT

WHY DUE DILIGENCE MAKES FOR A SOUND INVESTMENT

Whenever we decide to open our wallets – whether to a buy a new washing machine or invest in a new car – we want to ensure we are getting a good deal and take time to weigh up the pros and cons.

When contemplating a joint venture, merger or acquisition, it is even more important to have all the bases covered and avoid finding skeletons in the corporate cupboard!

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