The total number of mergers and acquisitions in 2021 increased by almost a hundred compared to the previous year, also a record-high. 328 recorded acquisitions versus 229 a year ago is an exceptionally good result, although a plentiful transaction volume was not unexpected. This result was largely influenced by the extremely dynamic end of the year and further strengthening of the TMT industry. What was the sectoral structure of the M&A market in the twelve months under analysis?
We estimate that in the analyzed period the use of the Virtual Data Room system on the M&A market was approx. 45%. Importantly, information security in the Real Estate industry in 2021 was important not only for the commercial real estate segment, but also - to an unprecedented extent - for the residential segment. Thanks to VDR, developers have the ability to exercise greater control over the flow of documentation, which contributes to faster project implementation. The housing market grew dynamically last year. It is worth mentioning that due to high prices, the share of institutional entities with more capital will become more and more visible among buyers.
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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.