Report M&A Index Poland
In the second quarter of 2020, we had 52 mergers and acquisitions on the Polish market, i.e. only 3 less than in the previous quarter and 11 less than in 2Q 2019. Compared to the first quarter of this year, the sectoral composition of the parties involved has not changed. The financial sector still bought the most (19%), the TMT sector prevailed among the acquired entities (19%), while private investors sold the most often (59%). Was the pandemic visible in the transaction structure in the second quarter?
During the pandemic, closed and isolated entrepreneurs did not lose their minds and used this time for transformation and restructuring of companies, remote work, savings in renting premises, replacing delegations with online meetings and so on. The world has gone into virtual reality. Similarly, projects that have been conducted virtually in VDR for many years have become even more anchored in this reality. 50% of transactions used Virtual Data Rooms in the last quarter.
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 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.