The total value of planned M&A transactions may reach more than EUR1.6bn. In 2017, global value of M&A transactions was USD3.5 trillion, 167 times higher than all companies on the Zagreb Stock Exchange.
The sanctions imposed on Russia by the Unites States, Canada, Norway and other Western countries, following the occupation of Crimea, did not in principle prevent the maintenance and expansion of economic relations between Russia and the individual EU member states.
French poultry group LDC and Ukrainian group MHP were in a battle to take over the Slovenian company Perutnina Ptuj, one of the leading Slovenian poultry producers. Finally, Ukrainians were the winners.
In 2017, a record amount of USD3.5bn was invested in Central and Southeast Europe (CSE) by private equity and venture capital funds. 71 per cent of this amount was spent in Poland, which is the regional leader.
Romanian investors made total direct investment of EUR736m in other countries in 2017, according to National Bank of Romania (BNR) data. It means that Romania has the lowest level of external investment in Europe.
The volume and value of M&A deals targeting companies in Central and Southeast Europe in Q1’18 fell to 1,823, valued at USD24,789m, after deal making failed to sustain the growth recorded in Q4’17, when 2,253 deals worth USD38,932m were noted.