From the current perspective, the first quarter of 2020 may look surprising - we recorded as many as 55 mergers and acquisitions, which is the most in the report's history in relation to the corresponding periods. This is 9 (19%) more than last year and 5 (10%) more than in 2018. However, this is a period traditionally abundant in sales volume, which is affected by the ending investment projects from the previous year. Therefore, the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the Polish mergers and acquisitions market will probably only become apparent in the forthcoming quarters.
In the last quarter, the VDR system was used in 60% of transactions. The FORDATA system use has included the sale of Profitroom and TopCard. The popularity of VDR has recently been strengthened as a result of remote work of many companies and unexpected strategic challenges met in result of market closing. Data Room helps to carry out restructuring, personnel and optimization processes for those companies that, due to the epidemic, cannot freely cooperate and meet with auditors, lawyers, advisors, debt collectors and business partners.
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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 35 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.