Emerging Europe M&A Report 2017/18

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CMS is pleased to launch its latest Emerging Europe M&A Report for 2017/18, published in cooperation with EMIS.

Our latest report analyses trends in 15 emerging CEE/SEE countries based on EMIS M&A data for 2012-2017, and dives deeper into the hot topics and issues influencing M&A activity in the region.

Report highlights include:

  • Deal activity in emerging Europe increased by 6% in 2017;
  • China became the largest foreign investor across emerging Europe, increasing the value of its investments in the region in 2017 by 78% to €7.7bn;
  • A number of star performers emerged in 2017 with Hungary and Romania recording strong growth in deal values (up 126% and 64% respectively);
  • Poland was the most active market for new stock exchange listings, with IPOs worth close to €1.8bn;
  • Real Estate and Construction is the region’s most active sector, while CEE remains attractive to greenfield investors and local manufacturers looking to expand their operations in the region.
  • Domestic investment continues to dominate: Russia clocked 603 deals worth €22.5bn, and Poland negotiated 166 deals worth €4.3bn in 2017.

We hope you find the report useful. Please get in touch with our CEE M&A team who would be pleased to discuss findings in further detail.

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