MADRID, August 11 (EUROPA PRESS) –
In the first seven months of the year, the Spanish transaction market recorded 1,597 transactions for a total amount of 69,794 million euros, a 13% decrease in both transactions and capital mobilized, according to the monthly report by TTR in collaboration with Intralinks.
In the month of July alone, 239 mergers and acquisitions totaling approximately $24,756 million were registered between the announcement and the closing.
Among all the operations completed this month, TTR highlighted Media for Europe’s acquisition of another 27.23% stake in Spanish communications group Mediaset España for an amount of around 504 million.
The real estate sector is the most active of the year with a total of 392 transactions, 42% more than the same period in 2021, followed by internet, software and information technology services with 196, 14% less.
Spanish companies chose the United States as their main destination for their investments during this period, with 31 transactions, while the United States and the United Kingdom are the countries that have made the most investments in Spain, with 124 and 107 operations respectively.
In the “Private Equity” segment, up to July, 205 transactions were registered for 35,251 million, representing a 21% increase in the number of transactions and an 83% increase in the amount of the same compared to the same period last year.
In “venture capital,” on the other hand, there were 357 transactions for a total of 3,764 million, representing a 17% decrease in the number of transactions and a similar decrease in their size.
Through July, the Asset Acquisition segment recorded 482 transactions worth €11,196 million, up 2% and 21% more transactions.
RANKING OF FINANCIAL AND LEGAL ADVISERS
Garrigues Spain and Cuatrecasas Spain top the list of M&A legal advisers by number of transactions through July with 79 transactions each, while Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Spain leads the way with 27,720 million transactions advised.
As for the ranking of financial advisors, until last month, Arcano Partners was the leader by number of transactions with 13 transactions, while Banco Santander led the amount with 4,722.16 million.