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Emerging Europe M&A Report 2017/18


CMS is pleased to launch its Emerging Europe M&A Report 2017/18, published in cooperation with EMIS.

Our latest report analyses trends in 15 emerging CEE/SEE countries based on EMIS M&A data for 2012-2017, and takes a deeper dive into the hot topics and issues impacting M&A activity in the region.
Report highlights include:

  • Emerging Europe increases deal activity by 6% in 2017
  • China becomes the largest foreign investor across emerging Europe, increasing the value of its investments into the region in 2017 by 78% to €7.7bn
  • Domestic investment continues to dominate regional activity: Russia clocked up 603 deals worth a value of €22.5bn and Poland negotiated 166 deals worth €4.3bn
  • A number of star performers emerged in 2017 with Hungary and Romania recording strong growth in deal values (up 126% and 64% respectively)
  • Poland is the most active market for new stock exchange listings, with IPOs worth close to €1.8bn
  • Real Estate and Construction is revealed as the region’s most active sector, while CEE remains an attractive location for greenfield investors and existing manufacturers looking to expand their operations in the region.
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CMS EMIS Emerging Europe M&A Report 2017/18
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