Report M&A Index Poland

Q4 2018

The most quoted industry report in Poland
Cover Report Q4 2018
  • 62

    total number of transaction

  • 1 b

    the largest transaction (EUR)

  • 48 %

    popularity of Virtual Data Room

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In the Q4 2018, a larger number of transactions were recorded on the Polish M&A market – 62 transactions, compared to the same period last year (59 in the Q4 2017). In total, 211 transactions were recorded last year (similarly as in 2017). The largest deal of the last quarter was the acquisition of 37% of Czech Unipetrol shares by PKN Orlen for the amount of approx. EUR 1 billion. More than half of the sellers of shares were private entrepreneurs, which indicates the high attractiveness of Polish companies from the SME sector.
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Big interest in companies from the SME sector

Similarly to the previous quarter, more than 50% of sellers were private entrepreneurs, which proves further attractiveness of Polish companies from the SME sector. In terms of transaction value, in the previous quarter mainly small transactions dominated, followed by Mid-Caps along with large transactions. Among transactions with the disclosed price in Q4 2018, we recorded 11 small transactions, 5 Mid-Caps and 5 large transactions, including 2 worth over PLN 1 billion (including PKN Orlen’s transaction with the highest value).

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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.
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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.

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