Poland was the third spot in the CSE region with USD774m, despite topping the volume rankings with 551 deals, in the Q3’17, according to a report by Zephyr. The first was Russia with 354 and the second was Czech Republic with 120.
In 2016 a number of M&A transactions noted in Poland was smaller than in 2015 – till the mid-December there were 171 transactions, according to Navigator Capital & FORDATA's “Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016” report.
In 2016 the situation on the global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market was not as bad as many had feared when the year was just starting. In Poland the last quarter of 2016 brought a significant increase in the value of M&A transactions.
Rules on mergers and acquisitions are being fundamentally altered in Hungary after recent amendments to the competition law passed by parliament in December - that is according to a press statement by Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Társa Baker& McKenzie Law Firm.
A record-breaking leveraged buy-out in Poland highlights both the growing appetite of global private equity firms for Central European assets and the increasingly favorable financing conditions in the region.
KBC has expressed interest in acquiring United Bulgarian Bank (UBB), Belgian media reported. KBC has contracted JP Morgan to help it with the procedure, according to the online edition of newspaper L'Echo.