Mergermarket Private Equity and M&A Forum Spain

Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid

04 Jun

Panel: Private equity activity in Spain – fundraising, deployment and exit opportunities

Despite reaching good numbers in 2023, private equity transactions fell by value and volume in 2023 – breaking the positive trend and decreasing for the first time in recent years. The decreased activity could be attributed to a lower value of exits which decreased 43% in 2023, prompting the question of where the exit opportunities are in the region in 2024? However, the outlook for 2024 remains positive as the valuation gap of target companies narrows between buyer and seller, along with the expected stabilisation of interest rates. The energy and TMT sectors remain the focus for private equity funds, but investors may need to employ innovative strategies to capitalise on value in their investments with limited exit opportunities. Panellists will discuss:  

  • Domestic firms have shown their prominence in Spain raising $2.8bn in 2023 and demonstrating LPs’ commitment to Spanish asset managers. How will this trend develop in 2024 and beyond? 
  • Which factors contributed to the decline in deal value and volume in 2023? And how will investors navigate this landscape to maximise value in their investments in 2024? 
  • How can investors leverage the narrowing valuation gap to their advantage? And how can investors adapt their approach to achieve successful exit outcomes? 
  • How might the stabilisation of interest rates have significant implications for private equity transactions? How might this influence investment strategies and deal structures in the coming year?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Pablo Fernández Cortijo Corporate and M&A Partner Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Bio
    Leopoldo Reaño Costales Managing Director DeA Capital Alernative Funds SGR SpA Bio
    Joaquin Alcalde Head of Iberia and Partner Ufenau Capital Partners Bio
    José Megia Investment Manager Charme Capital Partners Bio
    Ramon Betolaza Industry Partner BP Energy Partners Bio
    Rupert Cocke Senior Editor, Head of Iberian Coverage Mergermarket