During 2012, the crop protection residues sector was mainly driven by the acquisition of shares in the US company Sterycicle. In total, 7 operations were recorded, of which 5 were carried out by the company.
Sterycicle: acquisitions of the 100%
Americans placed their trust in Spain in 2012, accounting for 22% of the purchases made by foreigners, while in 2011 they accounted for only 13% of the deals. The telecommunications sector is the one that provoked the most interest, with purchases such as those made by LivingSocial or Googlewhich were made up of 49.9% of LetsBonus and the 100% of VirusTotal, respectively. In addition, it is worth noting the purchases made by Sterycicle in the waste management sector.
The operations carried out by Stericycicle have been:
"The group's acquisitions had already started in Spain in 2011 with the purchase of Consernur and Sermed from the group. Urbaser in a process of sale of non-strategic assets taken advantage of by the American multinational. It is a good example of a build-up process by the world leader with the integration of several local companies at national level". Comments Diego Gutierrez, corporate finance expert at Abra Invest.
Other relevant operations
MAT Holding, a worldwide pioneer in copper salts for agriculture and in the Spanish market in the distribution of drip irrigation products, agreed to acquire 25% from its subsidiary IQV Agra Spain hitherto held by Japan's Sumitomo Corporation. With this transaction, MAT Holding took control of 100% of its subsidiary.
Saria y Garnova, have completed the merger process between the two companies under the name Saria Bio-Industries España. Both Saria España and Garnova are active in the collection of animal by-products and their processing and transformation into high quality animal proteins and fats for animal nutrition, the pet food industry and other industrial applications.
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