Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Index Poland Report

Q3 2018

  • 51

    total number of transactions

  • 1.3 MLD

    the largest transaction (PLN)

The latest data from the M&A market
Taking under consideration the results, achieved in individual quarters of 2018, in the Q3 we recorded the highest number of transactions so far – 51 (50 for Q1, 48 for Q2). The technology, media and telecom as well as the industrial sectors enjoyed a lot of investors’ interest. Solaris Bus & Coach takeover by Spanish company CAF for approximately EUR 300 M (in terms of Enterprise Value) was the largest transaction of the prior quarter. While the acquisition itself was not a surprise for us, the interesting twist of the campaign turned out to be the fact that the Polish Development Fund is taking over 35% of the carrier’s shares, ensuring that the potential of Solaris in Poland will be maintained.
Alicja Kukla-Kowalska
5 out of 32 transactions with VDR

The popularity of Virtual Data Room on the Polish M&A market remains stable. The use of Virtual Data Room technology during the transaction, which guarantees secure access to confidential documents to the other party of the process, is the subject of growing interest, especially after the entry into force of the RODO. The publicly available data show that in the third quarter of 2018 as much as 37% of transactions were organized using this technology (as in the prior quarter).

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Alicja Kukla-Kowalska Key Account Manager FORDATA

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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