Private Equity

Private equity is now part of 16.2% of all deals and it remains strong with EUR 22.66bn in deal value and involvement in a record number of 318 transactions.

Deals by value and volume

PRIVATE EQUITY Graph

Top 10 deals

Media

Target: Central European Media Enterprises (CME)
Country of target: Czech Republic; Romania; Slovakia; Bulgaria; Slovenia
Sector: Media & Publishing
Stake: 100%
Buyer: PPF Group
Country of buyer: Czech Republic
Deal Value: 1,89bn
Value Source: 1

Energy

Target: innogy Grid Holding (IGH)
Country of target: Czech Republic
Sector: Energy & Utilities
Stake: 50%
Buyer: Allianz; Macquarie Group; British Columbia Investment Management
Country of buyer: Germany; Australia; Canada
Deal Value: EUR 1,80bn
Value Source: 2

Telecoms

Target: Vivacom
Country of target: Bulgaria
Sector: Telecoms & IT
Stake: 100%
Buyer: BC Partners Holdings
Country of buyer: United Kingdom
Deal Value: EUR 1,28bn
Value Source: 2

Ship

Target: DCT Gdansk
Country of target: Poland
Sector: Transportation & Logistics
Stake: 100%
Buyer: Temasek Holdings; Polski Fundusz Rozwoju; Industry Super Holdings
Country of buyer: Singapore; Poland; Australia
Deal Value: EUR 1,18bn
Value Source: 2

Telecoms

Target: Avito
Country of target: Russia
Sector: Telecoms & IT
Stake: 29.1%
Buyer: Naspers
Country of buyer: South Africa
Deal Value: EUR 1,02bn
Value Source: 1

Manufacturing

Target: CEE operations of Alvogen
Country of target: Bulgaria; Hungary; Poland; Romania; Russia; Serbia
Sector: Manufacturing
Stake: 100%
Buyer: Advent International 1
Country of buyer: United States
Deal Value: EUR 900,3m
Value Source: 2

Telecoms

Target: M7 Group operations in CEE/SEE
Country of target: Czech Republic; Slovakia; Romania; Hungary
Sector: Telecoms & IT
Stake: 100%
Buyer: Vivendi
Country of buyer: France
Deal Value: EUR 695,3m*
Value Source: 3

*Deal value estimate based on number of users in the respective CEE/SEE countries and the total deal value.

Wholesale

Target: Lenta
Country of target: Russia
Sector: Wholesale & Retail
Stake: 41.9%
Buyer: Severgroup
Country of buyer: Russia
Deal Value: EUR 649,7m
Value Source: 1

Telecoms

Target: Nginx
Country of target: Russia
Sector: Telecoms & IT
Stake: 100%
Buyer: F5 Networks
Country of buyer: United States
Deal Value: EUR 595,9m
Value Source: 1

Real estate

Target: Galeria shopping mall in St. Petersburg
Country of target: Russia
Sector: Real Estate & Construction
Stake: 49%
Buyer: Mubadala Investment
Country of buyer: United Arab Emirates
Deal Value: EUR 577,4m
Value Source: 2

Value Source:

  1. Official data
  2. Market estimate provided by EMIS and based on publicly available information
  3. EMIS estimate

Top three sectors

Real estate

Real Estate & Construction:
91 deals

Telecoms

Telecoms & IT:
57 deals

Manufacturing

Manufacturing:
39 deals

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Graham Conlon
Managing Partner
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Ukraine, Head of Private Equity– CEE/CIS
T +38 044 391 3377