International M&A in March: Grifols, Cisca, Suara and Percentil

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BY : Diego GutiérrezMay Fri, 2015
Spanish companies go on a buying spree. In March, Grifols, Cisca, Suara and Percentile have made purchase of companies foreign investors in their sector. Foreign investors have also shown interest in Spain, such as Klépierre and Carlos Slim.

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Grifols takes a stake in Alkashet

Grifols has bought for €33.5M the 45% from AlkahestThe US company, which was set up at Stanford University, has shown that a component of the blood of young animals has the ability to restore the cognitive abilities of old animals.

Alkahest is currently conducting clinical studies to determine whether the promising results obtained in animal models can be translated to humans.

Cisca buys Thunderbird Costa Rica

Cirsca Gaming Corporationthe leading company in the Spanish gaming sector, has acquired for €29.8M Thunderbird Resorts in Costa Rica. With this acquisition, it becomes the leading gaming and entertainment company in the Central American country.

With this acquisition, the Spanish company incorporates 7 casinos with more than 1,200 slot machines.


Suara acquires Seproen

The Catalan cooperative Suara has acquired the Chilean firm Serproen Home Care, dedicated to the provision of home health care services.

This operation is Suara's first step in its objective of opening a new business line of comprehensive care for the elderly, with home care, residences for the elderly and day centres.

Percentile purchase Kirondo

PercentileGerman e-commerce for second-hand children's clothing bought out its German competitor Kirondo. With this operation percentile consolidates its position in the German market.


Slim launches a takeover bid for Realia.

The Mexican group Inmobiliaria Carsobelonging to Slim, launched a takeover bid of €0.58 per share on Realia, after buying Bankia's 24.9% stake in Realia for €44.5M. Hispania had already offered a takeover bid of €0.49 per share for Realia.

Klépierre has bought Plenilunio

Klépierre, French investment firm, has bought the 100% of the Plenilunio shopping centrein Madrid, to the investment fund Orion Capital Managers for €375M.

"This purchase is part of Klepierre's strategy to buy core retail assets in the fastest growing regions in Europe," says Diego Gutierrez of Abra-invest.

With Plenilunio, the French company now has three shopping centres in Madrid, where it already had La Gavia and Príncipe Pio, and Meriadiano in Tenerife and Mare Magnun in Barcelona.


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