In the third quarter of 2020, 74 mergers and acquisitions took place. That's the most in five years. Such a good result was achieved largely due to the closing pre-lockdown processes and ending long-term acquisition plans of companies. As in the previous quarter, the pandemic does not seem to be influencing the decision to sell, although the number of private sellers has increased. However, the restructuring trend may peak next year.
The use of the VDR system as a tool for organizing many company processes, apart from Due Diligence, has become even more visible. Companies use this tool in hybrid work, which - as research shows - is expected to be continued after the COVID-19 threat ceases. Thanks to VDR, they are able to increase information security and the convenience of remote work. In the analyzed period, the VDR solution was used in approx. 47% of transactions. FORDATA participated, among others, in the takeover of Solid Logistics by VGL Group and Smart Pharma by Chiesi 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.