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Venture capital in the logistics sector


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BY : Diego GutiérrezJuly Fri, 2014
logistics After a period of drought suffered in the logistics sector in 2012, it seems that venture capital in the logistics sector in Spain is beginning to recover, and although the number of operations carried out is still small, during the first half of 2014 there have already been 5 operations, the same as in the whole of the previous year, which seems to indicate the growth of venture capital in this sector.

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Tipo de operaciones: expansión y buildup

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La mayoría de las operaciones son operaciones de build up, donde se han realizado 8 operaciones desde el 2007 y  en empresas de expansión donde se han realizado 11 operaciones.
“De las 11 operaciones realizadas en empresas de expansión, 5 se han realizado entre 2013 y 2014,  lo que muestra que los inversores esperan crecimiento en el sector: Otra vía por la que están apostando las empresas es por la concentración de cuota de mercado o crecimiento no orgánico, buscando un mayor tamaño que permita optimizar estructuras” afirma Diego Gutierrez, experto en financiación alternativa del grupo Abra Invest.

Operación destaca del año: FCC Logística

Entre las inversiones de este año 2014, destaca la realizada por Corpfin Capital en el grupo FCC Logistica por un importe de 32 millones de euros.

Según FCC, su división logística es una de las tres primeras empresas españolas del sector, que además tiene actividad en Portugal. Cuenta con una plantilla de 3.300 trabajadores, una red de almacenaje de 800.000 metros cuadrados y una flota de 500 vehículos. El pasado año facturó 250 millones de euros.

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