Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2021/2022
Fol­low­ing glob­al trends, the M&A mar­ket in emer­ging Europe surged in 2021— more money was spent on ac­quis­i­tions and in­vest­ments than in any of the pre­vi­ous sev­en years. After a re­l­at­ively poor show­ing in 2020, trans­ac­tion volume also bounced back to pre-pan­dem­ic levels. Not only did dir­ect ac­quis­i­tions and in­vest­ments fare well, but stock mar­ket list­ings also reached un­pre­ced­en­ted levels. Has the M&A mar­ket in emer­ging Europe scaled new heights?Wel­come to the 2021/22 edi­tion of the Emer­ging Europe re­port.
Res­ults of IoT Sec­tor In­quiry out: Com­mis­sion con­firms con­cerns, con­siders...
1. In­tro­duc­tion On 20 Janu­ary 2022, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished its Fi­nal Re­port on the con­sumer In­ter­net of Things (the “IoT”) Sec­tor In­quiry, which it launched in 2020 (see press re­lease...
On your radar | Is­sue 17
Key em­ploy­ment is­sues to be aware of in­ter­na­tion­ally
CMS ap­points Chief Mar­ket­ing Of­ficer
Frank­furt, 11 Janu­ary 2022
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
CMS Life Sci­ences & Health­care Glob­al Bro­chure
With big deals fuel­ling re­cord levels of M&A activ­ity, a steady stream of in­nov­at­ive and dis­rupt­ive tech­no­lo­gies, new and in­creas­ingly com­plex reg­u­lat­ory chal­lenges and a thriv­ing start-up com­munity...
The trans­par­ency re­gister in the 4th AML dir­ect­ive in Aus­tria
1. What is the cur­rent leg­al basis of the Trans­par­ency Re­gister? To what ex­tent has the Dir­ect­ive been im­ple­men­ted? The cur­rent leg­al basis of the Aus­tri­an Trans­par­ency Re­gister is the Bundes­ge­setz...
Pil­lar 2: Mod­el rules to im­ple­ment in­ter­na­tion­al tax re­form pub­lished
The OECD pub­lished on 20 Decem­ber 2021 the tech­nic­al de­tails of the im­ple­ment­a­tion of "Pil­lar 2" to es­tab­lish min­im­um tax­a­tion of mul­tina­tion­al groups. The gen­er­al ar­chi­tec­ture of the rules is con­sist­ent...
AL­PLA con­tin­ues to fo­cus on sus­tain­ab­il­ity: CMS ad­vises on in­vest­ment in...
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity is­sues have be­come an in­teg­ral part of M&A con­sult­ing. CMS Aus­tria has already ad­vised AL­PLA, a spe­cial­ist for in­nov­at­ive plastic pack­aging solu­tions, on sev­er­al oc­ca­sions in this con­text, once more on their cur­rent in­vest­ment in the Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Clos­ures with joint ven­ture part­ner Glat­fel­ter Cor­por­a­tion.The fam­ily-run group AL­PLA is a lead­er – not only in Aus­tria but also world­wide – in the de­vel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion of plastic pack­aging solu­tions char­ac­ter­ised by state-of-the-art tech­no­logy as well as cli­mate-friendly re­source hand­ling.In a joint ven­ture with Glat­fel­ter Cor­por­a­tion, AL­PLA is now in­vest­ing in the start-up Blue Ocean Clos­ures. This com­pany is de­vel­op­ing cel­lu­lose-based products such as screw caps that are com­pletely bio­de­grad­able. The aim of the part­ner­ship is to ac­cel­er­ate the mar­ket launch of these products and to sup­port fu­ture product de­vel­op­ments with AL­PLA know-how. The in­nov­at­ive caps fab­ric­ated from nat­ur­al fibers are an im­port­ant al­tern­at­ive to plastic caps and are an ex­cel­lent ad­di­tion to the AL­PLA product port­fo­lio.AL­PLA has been re­ly­ing on CMS Aus­tria’s ex­pert­ise for years when mak­ing for­ward-look­ing in­vest­ments like this one. Once again, the pack­aging spe­cial­ist was ad­vised by part­ner Al­ex­an­der Rakosi and law­yer Georg Gut­fleisch. Part­ner Di­eter Zand­ler as­sisted on com­pet­i­tion law is­sues, and leg­al ad­vice un­der Swedish law was provided by the law firm Set­ter­walls.“When it comes to sus­tain­ab­il­ity, AL­PLA pur­sues am­bi­tious goals and comes a good deal closer to achiev­ing them with every single in­vest­ment. At CMS, we pur­sue in­teg­rated sus­tain­ab­il­ity as an im­port­ant ad­vis­ory as­pect in all spe­cial­ist areas and sec­tors; vis­ion­ary com­pan­ies like AL­PLA be­ne­fit from this,” says Georg Gut­fleisch, M&A ex­pert at CMS Aus­tria.
What hap­pens now? Nav­ig­at­ing the new COV­ID em­ploy­ment land­scape
Des­pite a suc­cess­ful vac­cine roll-out, the world con­tin­ues to con­tend with new vari­ants of COV­ID-19. As coun­tries scramble to ad­apt to on­go­ing in­fec­tion risks, it is clear that work­ing life isn’t go­ing...
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