Emerging Europe M&A Report 2016/17 

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CMS has launched sixth annual “Emerging Europe M&A Report 2016/2017” published in cooperation with EMIS. The report pulls together data around the biggest M&A transactions in the CEE/SEE region in 2016. CMS partners also share their market insight and recent experiences, looking at trends and developments impacting the region’s transactions over the last year, and where deals are expected to emerge in 2017.

Report highlights:

  • M&A in Central-Eastern Europe peaked in value to the highest amount since 2013
  • Russia and Poland retained their first and second positions respectively in deal volume, despite drops in transaction numbers
  • The rising stars of the region in 2016 were the Czech Republic and Romania
  • In 2016, the UK and China doubled their spending in CEE to become the second- and third-largest foreign investors by value in the region
  • The value of US spending in the region dropped by two-thirds; however the US remained the largest foreign investor in CEE by deal volume
  • Across the region, the most active sectors were real estate and construction, followed by manufacturing, telecoms and IT
  • The CEE markets witnessed increased PE interest in 2016. PE entries were double the exits
  • One sign of the region’s growing self-confidence is the number of deals which are not reliant on outside investors. Russia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Turkey were among the most active

We have received excellent feedback from our clients and the market about this report over the last six years and hope that you will find this year's edition equally useful.

Please do get in touch to let us know what you thought of the report or if you have questions or you wish to discuss with our CEE M&A team.

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