Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Index Poland Report

Q4 2017

  • 59

    total number of transactions

  • 2.45 mld

    the largest transaction (PLN)

  • 45%

    popularity of the Virtual Data Room

Alicja Kukla-Kowalska
There is a growing awareness of information security

The new EU regulations (RODO), which, as of May 2018, tighten data protection regulations and introduce a strict system of penalties for data breaches, have mobilised many Polish entities to raise the profile of information security in organisations. This is also reflected in the transaction industry, where the topic of security has not always been placed at the top of the agenda. The last quarter has shown that this situation is changing, and the Virtual Data Room, which guarantees appropriate information security standards in transactions, is becoming an indispensable element of them.Publicly available data shows that in Q4 2017, as many as 45 per cent of transactions were organised using the Virtual Data Room system, the highest result ever recorded by us.

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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.