FDI in Spain

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Foreign money comes back to Spain

MADRID | By Fernando Barciela | Last year, according to the World Investment Report 2014 by the UNCTAD, Spain received more foreign direct investment (FDI) than countries as the United Kingdom, Germany or Holland: up to $39,167 billion (52.4% more than in 2012). Who are boosting the investment activity? The so-called vulture funds are the ones that first noticed Spain’s “possibilities”: Lone Star, Cerberus, Burlington, GreenOak, Colony, Fortress or H.I.G –most of them North Americans.

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Foreign Investment in Spain: Vulture Funds, Venture Capitals, and Billionaires Enjoying Cheap Prices

MADRID | By Julia Pastor | Banco Santander’s chairman Emilio Botín pointed it out a couple of weeks ago: “Everyone is interested in Spain to invest”. Meanwhile, Bill Gates bought 6% of the FCC. As if light had come to the Spanish economy, €20bn of foreign investment has flooded the country in the first eight months of 2013, doubling last year’s figures.