In the second quarter of 2022, we recorded as many as 89 M&A transactions, which is the highest result for this period in the history of the report: 7 more than in the corresponding quarter of the previous year and 3 more than at the beginning of this year. Therefore, we can already expect a high end-year result, also due to the forecasts of some experts about a possible increase in the distressed assets.
The Digi Index 2022, which in a way is the equivalent of the PMI for the digital industry, increased by 0.6 points this year - from 1.8 to 2.4. This is a very good sign which indicates that Polish entrepreneurs are willing to increase spending on digitization. According to the authors of the report, managers less and less often ask the question "whether" and more and more often "how" to digitize a company. As many as 70% of the survey respondents declared that they invest in digitization, which is an increase by 42% y/y. FORDATA's internal analyzes show that owners of law firms show a similar tendency. Particularly, smaller entities increased their interest in the VDR tool, which is related to, inter alia, a greater participation of law firms in transaction processes compared to corporate finance advisors, as of recent. Our estimates show that the Virtual Data Room was used in approx. 30% of transactions carried out on the Polish market in the last quarter.
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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.