Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Index Poland Report

Q1 2018

  • 50

    total number of transactions

  • 1 mld

    the largest transaction (PLN)

  • 46%

    popularity of the Virtual Data Room

The latest data from the M&A market
In Q1 2018, the Polish M&A market saw fewer transactions than in the same period last year (53 in Q1 2017). The largest transaction of the past quarter was the acquisition of the Warsaw property developer Robyg by a Goldman Sachs group entity for approximately PLN 1 billion. Nearly three quarters of the sellers of shares were private investors, demonstrating the high attractiveness of Polish companies in the SME sector. The activity of private equity funds on the buyers' side of the domestic market remains high (12%).
Alicja Kukla-Kowalska
Popularity of the Virtual Data Room on the Polish M&A market

Publicly available data shows that in Q1 2018, as much as 46% of transactions were organised using the Virtual Data Room system, which is the highest result ever recorded by us. We are pleased that the VDR is now synonymous with a professional approach to transaction execution and a good market practice in the M&A industry.

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M&A Index Poland Reports

We have been following the M&A market since 2014. Every quarter we describe the most interesting transactions from the Polish M&A market. We also observe the frequency of use of the Virtual Data Room tool in M&A transactions in Poland.
About the Authors

FORDATA is a pioneer on the Polish capital market. Based on Virtual Data Room technology, we support our clients in managing documents and communication during complex transactional processes, ie. M&A, IPO transactions, private equity investments, restructurings, projects associated with obtaining financing and privatizations in Poland and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

FORDATA systems increased safety and efficiency of hundreds of different types of transactions with a total value of over PLN 40 billion.

Navigator Capital along with Dom Maklerski Navigator (Navigator Brokerage House) is the leading independent financial adviser, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and public and private issues of stocks and bonds.

During 12 years of its market presence, Navigator Capital Group conducted over 70 transactions, of over 6 billion PLN total value.

Through cooperation with international network of advisory firms associated in the Pandion Partners, Navigator Capital effectively handles international transactions.

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