Emerging Europe remains a magnet for international dealmakers, CMS report reveals
Deal volumes across emerging Europe fell by 6.5% in 2019
Foreign investment surged, with cross-border M&A increasing by 14.6% (1,163 deals)
Private equity investments reached a record high with 318 deals, accounting for 16% of all deal-making
Telecoms & IT outperformed Manufacturing as the second largest sector by volume (300 deals in 2019, compared with 279 in 2018); the Czech Republic follows this trend
Real Estate & Construction remained the most active sector with 378 deals and was also the sector with the highest overall deal value (EUR 16.6bn)
Ukraine appears to be the country to watch – with transaction volumes increasing by 26% and transaction values increasing by 26.3%, compared with 2018
Deal count dropped in the Czech Republic to the lowest level since 2015 (158 deals) – the average deal value shows a healthy increase.