CMS Press Release

Emerging Europe M&A 2020 activity dampened but far from snuffed out

 

  • Deal volume in emerging Europe dropped by 12.9% (1,705 deals) and total value by 16% (EUR 60.80bn) in 2020
  • The highest Q4 deal value since 2016 at EUR 24.28bn
  • Value of IPOs reached EUR 4.79bn – the second highest on record
  • Private equity deals accounted for 18.7% of total volume of deals
  • Telecoms & IT overtook Real Estate & Construction as the busiest sector by deal volume with 333 deals in 2020 (an increase of 11% from 2019)
  • Finance & Insurance saw an increase in deals by 8.6%
  • Poland was the sole country in the region to see growth in both deal volume (9.3%) and value (6.6%)

 

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Emerging Europe M&A Report 2020