We are delighted to launch the second edition of the “Emerging Europe: M&A Report”, which has been co-authored by CMS and Emerging Markets M&A information and data source ‘DealWatch‘. The Report highlights 2012 Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) activity in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region and provides our deal activity predictions for 2013.
Being a leading law firm on the CEE M&A market, CMS is ideally placed to comment on the deal activity in the region, based on data compiled by DealWatch. We have again asked our partners and associates to outline their views on the markets in which they operate.
2012 was an unpredictable and turbulent year - a feared Greek exit from the Eurozone, widespread economic turmoil and threats to the single currency’s survival - all scenarios looked very possible. The uncertain situation was reflected in the number of deals, which dropped to its lowest level since 2009.