81.7 billion invested by Venture Capital in Spain in 2012H1

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BY : Diego GutiérrezOctober Wed, 2012

This figure, as calculated by Webcapitalriesgo, represents a reduction of 24% compared to the figure achieved in the same period of 2011 (€107.6) and one of the lowest partial figures of the last 7 years.

34.8m were capital increases in former investees, compared to €61m a year earlier (2011). Part of the difference stems from the reduction in capital increases of more than €1m, from 14 to 7.

On the other hand, 55 more operations were carried out, bringing the total to 335. 211 were classified as new and 124 as extensions.

The volume of investment in VC accounted for 7% of total investment. 74% in the number of operations.

The average amount of each operation was 244.000€The figure for new investments was €222,000, compared to €305,000 in 2011.

The investment made in VC by publicly owned entities was reduced by 12% to reach a total of 36.6M€ in a total of 206 transactions (+34% vs. 2011s1). Private operators conducted 129 transactions (38.5% of the total) for €41.5M. This gives an average amount per transaction of €350,000 from the private sector and €180,000 from the public sector.

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