In Poland, branches that were affected the most are SME’s retail sector, beauty & fashion services, tourism and furniture industry. On the other hand, industries such as gaming, e-commerce and medicine have been growing steadily and a consolidation in the post-pandemic economy of 2020-21 might be seen here. The overall number of M&A deals should remain similar in 2020 as compared to 2019 with distressed M&A and consolidations of strategic assets filling the gap of general market insecurity, as market experts point out. Read more about Polish M&A in our quarterly report, 2Q 2020.
On the other hand the future seems bright for green energy investments. Companies that are currently realising the investments in on- and offshore wind farms in Poland confirm there is little to none obstruction of each of these projects due to coronavirus. Moreover, green investments are expected to help out Polish post-pandemic economy and the general recession with up to EUR 140 bln from private and public funds by 2030, according to some estimates.
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