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Emerging Europe M&A Report 2018/19

16 January 2019

CMS is pleased to announce its Emerging Europe M&A Report 2018/19, published in cooperation with EMIS.

The report provides deal statistics from across 15 emerging markets in CEE/SEE, based on EMIS date from 2012-2018, and analysis of the latest regional trends and developments.

Key conclusions include:

  • Emerging Europe’s deal value sees a 12.5% increase year on year, hitting a total of EUR 80.5bn in 2018
  • Deal volume remained virtually flat with a 0.9% decrease from 2017
  • Telecoms & IT was the sector with the highest total deal value at EUR 18.18bn
  • Real Estate remains the most active sector with 432 deals, up 10.8% from 2017
  • The highest growth in deal activity was witnessed in Albania - up 300% on deal volume - followed by Serbia, which saw an increase of 40% in deal activity
  • Russia was the country with the highest number of deals (605) followed by Poland (323)
  • The top foreign investor by volume was the USA (89 deals)
  • The UK is the top foreign investor value (EUR 9.77bn)
Emerging Europe M&A Report 2019
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