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Bankia Bolsa, arranger and distributor for the AB-Biotics share issue

26 October 2011

Category: Corporate

  • The deal confirms Bankia Bolsa’s leading role in MAB, the Spanish stock market for small and medium cap companies

Bankia Bolsa has been named lead arranger and distributor for the capital increase to be carried out by AB-Biotics, a company traded in the alternative stock market Mercado Alternativo Bursátil (MAB).

Bankia Bolsa’s participation in the operation confirms its leading position in the MAB, where it has been active in recent years in diverse corporate operations.

Specifically, the Bankia Group’s securities dealers firm has placed the issue with four companies: Gowex, AB-Biotics, the Nostrum RNL Group and, recently, Lumar Natural Seafood, to whom it also provides liquidity and equity research services.

The MAB is the Spanish market created for small and medium cap companies. Bankia Bolsa has supported and been a leader in that exchange since its inception.

Active distributor in the continuous market

In addition to its active presence in the MAB, Bankia Bolsa has also placed many issues in the continuous market (interconnected trading system of the four Spanish stock markets). In 2010, it served as placement agent for the public offering of Enel Green Power, took part in the sale of 4% of Jazztel and in the disinvestment by Caja Duero and Caja España of their holding in Ebro Foods, which was acquired by Corporación Financiera Alba. And earlier in 2011 it served as distributor and agent for the public offering of Bankia itself.

During the first eight months of the year, Bankia Bolsa has intermediated close to 30,000 million euros, making it the country’s sixth biggest broker, with a market share of 4.75%. The volume brokered represents a 23% increase over the 23,768 million recorded for the same period in 2010.

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