In 2019 (as of December 12), 179 mergers and acquisitions took place. It is 20 less than in the same period last year. The decline is clear, although not surprising in the context of the global economic slowdown. Half of all sellers were made up of private entities (50%), with the largest interest in industrial companies (25 transactions) and the IT/Media/Telcom sector, which maintained its first position in relation to 2018 and still consolidates the most.
The Polish M&A market today uses the data room solution as a standard transaction tool. Its role is crucial to ensure security and accelerate the Due Diligence process in all types of transactions. The popularity of VDR has been growing almost exponentially for two years, achieving a result of 49% this year, and the data room itself is becoming increasingly popular in life science projects, on the commercial real estate market and in legal audits. Its importance will grow in 2020 in the face of growing phishing threats and the interest in the subject of secure file sharing.
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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.