As every year, the M&A financial and legal advisory rankings are coming out. In the Iberian Peninsula, Baker Tilly Global Deal Advisory has advised on a total of 15 transactions in 2022 (13 of them public), 7 buy-side transactions and 8 sell-side transactions. This places Baker Tilly in Iberia in the top 5 M&A advisory firms in general and among the three M&A advisory firms that have closed the most deals in the technology sector according to the database. Transactional Track Record (TTR).
The differential value of our team - M&A Advisory
Transactions advised by the Baker Tilly GDA The values of its offerings in 2022 reflect the values of its mainly SME-oriented offerings:
Sector expertise especially in the technology sector being the leader in terms of number of transactions.
International outreach: 5 transactions have involved an international entity.
Full service: M&A advice is complemented by legal and transaction services, providing agility and coordination.
Versatility in type of operation and type of investor: balance between sellside and buyside. Used to negotiating with all types of investors such as venture capital, strategic investors and family offices.
Against the tide
According to Refinitiv's annual ranking, we also continue to grow, reaching the Top 10 in the financial advisory market for Tech M&A (M&A) in Spain. Despite the market decline of more than 20% in Europe and globally, we have been able to grow by 10 positions in the small cap and 7 positions in the Mid-market.
Below, we will discuss the most significant transactions of each type of advice we have provided during 2022.
The IDP Engineering Group formalised the purchase of Ecointegralat the beginning of 2022. IDP thus integrated two new strategic business lines (energy and technology). (+info)
Mengual, a company that sells wood hardware, sold a minority stake in April 2022 to the private equity firm Suma Capital, which is carrying out this transaction through its fund for SMEs in traditional sectors, SC Growth Fund II. (+info)
JIS (Nadal Badal SA) was sold in June to the security company CDVI Group. The JIS lock manufacturer has grown over the years to become a world leader in electric locks and electric strikes. (+info)
In July 2022, Itaca Capital bought Gravity Works, a company that installs safety systems for hazardous work. (+info)
Viube Foods (Mikso Chips) was purchased in August 2022 from the Chips and snacks manufacturer, Apex Group. The Apex Group thus reaffirms its growth strategy and successfully positions itself in Catalonia, where it will have its seventh production plant. (+info)
Innovar Tecnologías, Microsoft Partner, founded in 2008, was acquired in October 2022 by the Techedge Group. Innovar and Axazure (also acquired by Techedge) will thus become one of Microsoft's most powerful partners in Spain in this business segment. (+info)
IMF Smart Education closed in February the acquisition of the Paradigma Group. MFI thus continues its commitment to the health sector. (+info)
Namirial, a platform company of the Ambientafund, bought Evicertia in February, thus closing the environmental sustainability investor's second international transaction since it took a stake in Namirial's capital. (+info)
Visma, a leading European technology company, closed its acquisition of Declarando, a specialist in accounting and tax software for the self-employed in Spain, in April 2022. (+info)
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
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?
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.
Baker Tilly Global Deal Advisory trading as Baker Tilly Global Deal Advisory is an independent member of Baker Tilly International. Baker Tilly International Limited is an English company. Baker Tilly International does not provide professional services to its clients. Each member firm is a separate and independent legal entity, and each describes itself as such. Baker Tilly Global Deal Advisory is not the agent of Baker Tilly International and does not have the authority to bind Baker Tilly International or act on behalf of Baker Tilly International. None of Baker Tilly International, Baker Tilly Global Deal Advisory, nor any of the other Baker Tilly International member firms has any liability for the acts or omissions of the others. The Baker Tilly name and associated logo is used under licence from Baker Tilly International Limited.