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Abra Invest joins Baker Tilly, the world's 9th largest professional services network


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BY : Diego GutiérrezSeptember Thu, 2017
On 1 September 2017, Abra Invest formalised an integration agreement with the international professional services network Baker Tilly International, the world's 9th largest network in terms of turnover according to the International Accounting Bulletin (IAB), with offices in more than 150 countries.

Abra Invest - Baker Tilly

Abra Invest (now Baker Tilly GDA) is a company that offers M&A corporate finance and innovation and R&D consultancy services. It was founded in 2010 and has its headquarters in the Basque Country and offices in Madrid and Barcelona. We specialise in companies in high-growth or technology-intensive sectors.

With our network partnership Baker Tilly International We hope to strengthen our offer in three ways:

- Offering international coverage, increasingly demanded by our clients.

- Bringing Baker Tilly's experience in the sale and purchase of industrial companies to Northern Spain.

- We complete our speciality with multidisciplinary teams (Consultancy, Tax, Legal, Audit, GRC, ...) being able to tackle more complex projects.

Baker Tilly will be able to take advantage of Abra Invest's experience in corporate finance in technology companies to expand its portfolio of professional services to this sector and position itself in the North.

Bakert Tilly in Spain

The corporate finance unit of Baker Tilly Spain is made up of the firm Baker Tilly GDA Corporate Finance. This firm arose from the integration of GDA in 2015 and the incorporation of Alex Wendt as a partner in Spain.

GDA was founded in 1998, focusing its activity on consultancy and intermediation in the sale and purchase of companies, the search for partners and investors and capital increases, mainly targeting family businesses and the industrial sector. Since then, the company has consolidated its activity in this segment, successfully closing more than 260 projects and becoming one of the main players in M&A.

Baker Tilly International

The firms within the Baker Tilly International network offer a wide range of specialist advisory services, as well as audit, assurance and tax services, with the aim of helping companies and organisations around the world to realise their potential within the dynamic environments in which they operate.

Baker Tilly International offers the advantages of a local, client-focused service model combined with the breadth of resources available to a global organisation.

With a team of more than 30,000 professionals, a turnover of $3.235 billion and a growth of 6% in 2016, Baker Tilly International is the 9th largest network worldwide in terms of turnover according to the International Accounting Bulletin 2017 (IAB), appearing in the international Top 10 for years.

 

It also won the prestigious Network of the Year award at the 2016 IAB Awards for demonstrating the execution of profitable growth strategies and excelling in a number of key strategic and operational areas. This annual award recognises excellence in the field of accounting, and brings together some of the industry's leading personalities.

If you are looking for investors, you want to buy or selling a companyplease contact us. Abra Invest has a team of experts in each area at your disposal. Call +34 946424142 or fill in the contact form.

Our diferentiation

Market Research Technology
Our team of market analysis specialists is continuously analyzing the investments of the most active markets in the industry in order to unceasingly contribute ideas of the current market situation and identify the most relevant trends for senior management. We integrate the most relevant sources of information which allows us to discover the most interesting companies for venture capital and similarly helps us to identify the investors with the highest probability of involvement in an M&A process to ensure the success of our sell-side operations.

The reports and deductions of our advisors provide a broad view of the sector, both geographically and from the complementary or adjacent markets perspective.
Technology Data Analytics
for M&A
Advanced data anlytics is a weapon". Intelfin is an artificial intelligence tool we use for investing and creating value in SMEs through competitive analytics and the enterprise environment.

IntelFin consists of a cognitive system, which, through the application of advanced analytical technologies, facilitates the automation of investment and financing decisions in the field of non-listed companies and especially SMEs in high-growth sectors.

The information related to these companies is characterized by their lack of transparency and heterogeneity; thus, it is necessary to develop an advanced analysis which is as much predictive as prescriptive and is developed in a natural language custom, suitable to obtain greater clarity and knowledge of the investment scope.

The IntelFin system focuses especially on analyzing the variables that define and influence the competitive environment of a sector and the positioning of a company, analyzing their influence on future value creation. Therefore, IntelFin supports strategic decision-making to senior management by resolving questions such as:

¿What are my competitors' priorities, strategies and expansion plans? Who's my competition? Which competitor is most likely to grow at a higher rate?
Which areas of activity/business models will receive the most investment? Which sectors are most attractive to investors?
Which companies are going to experience the most growth in the near future? Which companies are most likely to receive investment or be acquired?
Training Methodology
We have developed training programs in an innovative set-up which guarantees our teams the acquisition of technical competences both in the field of corporate finance and in the field of psychology, that is much needed when it comes to negotiation processes.

We have a culture of continuous improvement of our processes, closely related to the use of information systems that allow the enhancement of internal communication between our teams, as well as external communication with our customers. Hence, we extend best practices identified internally in an efficient and rapid manner among our members.

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