Mergers & Acquisitions in Spain
ONEtoONE Corporate Finance was founded in 2004 with the mission to provide large investment banking corporate finance services to mid-market companies. Since then, the group has grown to be one of the leading mergers & acquisition advisory firms, having the largest team of advisors in Spain with a proven track record as corporate finance advisors in more than 700 client operations ranging from mergers, buying and selling of businesses, capital placements.
ONEtoONE searches for the best value counterpart with a global reach. For this reason, we have strived to have a highly professional international team, based in 16 countries, along with access to the world´s top market databases.
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Market Access Opportunity
According to historical ratios, 3 out of 100 Spanish companies are for sale, in comparison to the 5% ratio in the European Union. Although, due to the favorable economic and market conditions, industrial concentrations and financial liquidity, more small and mid-sized companies are the opening way for investors ‘capital, growth through acquisition strategies or selling their company to bigger corporations.
Spain’s appeal for investment lies not only in its domestic market but also in the possibility of commercializing with third markets. Companies that set up business in Spain can gain access not only to the Spanish national market, an attractively large market (more than 46 million consumers) with a high purchasing power, but also to the, more than 2,000 million potential clients EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and North Africa), and Latin America, given its privileged geostrategic position, strong economic, historic and cultural ties.
Spain is in an outstanding position worldwide in terms of the importance of its economy: the 14th largest economy in the world by GDP (5th in European Union) the 13th most country attractive for foreign direct investment (FDI), the 12th largest issuer of FDI and the 11th largest exporter of commercial services. Spain has a modern economy based on knowledge, in which services represent almost 76% of business activity.
It is an international center for innovation that benefits from a young and highly qualified population of a proactive nature, and competitive costs in the context of Western Europe, especially as regards graduate and post-graduate employees.
Spain is set to be one of the fastest growing large advanced economies in 2018. With a GDP of €1.20 trillion, the Spanish economy is expected to grow in 2019 (3.1% each year) with domestic demand and positive tailwinds shared across the Euro Area: low oil prices, weaker exchange rate, low-interest rates, improved credit conditions, and neutral fiscal conditions.
Regarding the small and mid-market business scope, it is estimated that 99% of the Spanish companies are SMEs – this is equivalent to more than 3.1 million SMEs –, out of which 58% are related to Services, 23.4% to Commerce, and 12.6% to Construction. They generate 65% of the Spanish GDP and approximately 67% of the jobs in the country.
Spain has the leading European motorway and dual carriageway network. motorway and dual carriageway network, with nearly 17,109 kilometers. As far as railway transport is concerned (where Spain has a network with more than 15,500 kilometers), high-speed networks have become a priority.
Air transport links the main Spanish cities via Spain’s 46 airports, which also connect Spain to the world’s leading cities. Furthermore, with over 46 international ports on the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, Spain boasts excellent maritime transport links, becoming a port and harbor powerhouse, only behind the Asian giants, the US, Germany and the Netherlands.
Spain also boasts a solid telecommunications network, with an extensive conventional fiber optic cable network covering the country almost in its entirety, on top of one of the world’s largest undersea cable networks and satellite link-ups spanning the five continents.
Main Source: ICEX Guide to Business in Spain in 2018. www.guidetobusinessinspain.com. Other Sources: OECD Quarterly National Accounts (Country: Spain); Instituto de la Empresa Familiar. 1. OECD Quarterly National Accounts. 2. www.iefamiliar.com/cifras/1
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ONEtoONE has developed a unique and proprietary methodology for M&A advisory. Our technology, Research Process and Data Bases, enables us to locate the counterpart that will provide the best value to any Corporate Finance transaction no matter if we are working on a buy or sell mandate, capital raising, debt restructuring, private placement, management buyout or any other kind of financial services, or if we are working for a small privately owned company or a large investment fund.
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If you are an investor or a corporation looking to make an investment or a divestment, our highly experienced and specialized team of advisors will guide you through the whole process. Here is our team of seasoned M&A specialists in our Spain office: