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Boosting M&A Transactions in CEE Region

Petra Korbasová


Considering the last 2 calendar years, the M&A Market in CEE Region is very active. The M&A market measured by volume of transactions almost doubled year-on-year and trend is expected to continue in following months. This is based on few large transactions completed very recently. But on the other hand, there is large activity in the area of smaller transactions as well. Comparing with the rest of the Europe, the trend is completely different. The cumulated volume as well as the number of transactions is constantly decreasing. What is behind the increased M&A activity in CEE Region? Why CEE Region is so different from rest of EU? This article tries to gives reader a better understanding of the situation in the region in terms of M&A activity and the background and what are the prospects in terms of future activity in selling and buying companies. The author has had an ambition to analyze the factors influencing these 3 critical incentives leading to changes acquisition appetite as well as pros and cons of changes in the companies’ shareholding.


Acquisition price, banks appetite, company acquisitions, divestments, enterprise value

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