In the fourth quarter of 2022, we recorded 92 mergers and acquisitions, which is 18 more than in the third quarter of the year and only 10 less than in the record-breaking fourth quarter of 2021. The companies achieved the result of 341 mergers and acquisitions in the last twelve months. The increase was mainly due to the almost doubled activity of PE/VC funds on the buyer side - from 7 to 13 acquisitions - as well as a higher transaction volume than three months ago in the TMT industry, financial services and industry. What was the structure of transactions in the last quarter of this uncertain year?
Challenges in this still politically and economically unstable period should not diversify significantly - investors will continue to watch changes in the regulatory environment, interest rates, the impact of global trade wars and the recession. In addition, they may be concerned about the ability of acquired companies to integrate successfully and the possibility of unforeseen liabilities in a dynamic economic environment. The speed of proceedings will therefore continue to be a very important factor. Along with the increase in the transaction volume, the demand for services such as VDR will grow.
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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 15 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.