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.


Type of operations: expansion and buildup

private equity

Most of the operations are build-up operations, where 8 operations have been carried out since 2007, and in expansion companies where 11 operations have been carried out.
Of the 11 operations carried out in expansion companies, five have taken place between 2013 and 2014, which shows that investors expect growth in the sector: "Another way in which companies are betting on the concentration of market share or non-organic growth, looking for a larger size to optimise structures" says Diego Gutierrez, an expert in alternative financing group. Abra Invest.

Transaction of the year: FCC Logística

Among the investments made in 2014, Corpfin Capital invested €32 million in the FCC Logistica group.

According to FCC, its logistics division is one of the top three Spanish companies in the sector, which is also active in Portugal. It has a workforce of 3,300 workers, a storage network of 800,000 square metres and a fleet of 500 vehicles. Last year it had a turnover of 250 million euros.

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