The Slovenian M&A market recorded 40 deals in 2019, which is broadly in line with the market’s long-term average. Fuelled by four deals with a value exceeding EUR 200m, the market had a relatively strong year in terms of deal value, which was up 31.5% y-o-y and reached EUR 1.4bn. Investment is mainly driven by domestic investors and those from neighbouring countries. 

Activity in manufacturing nearly halved to just five deals and was overtaken by real estate & construction with nine, finance & insurance with eight, and telecoms & IT with seven, in terms of most active sector.

Volume and number of deals


Top five deals



Target: Abanka
Sector: Finance & Insurance
Stake: 100%
Buyer: Nova KBM
Country of buyer: Slovenia
Deal Value: EUR 444m
Value Source: 1



Target: SKB Banka
Sector: Finance & Insurance
Stake: 99.7%
Buyer: OTP Bank
Country of buyer: Hungary
Deal Value: EUR 300m
Value Source: 2

Real estate


Target: 19 Qlandia shopping centres
Sector: Real Estate & Construction
Stake: 100%
Buyer: Supernova
Country of buyer: Austria
Deal Value: EUR 267m
Value Source: 2



Target: Central European Media Enterprises (CME) assets in Slovenia
Sector: Media & Publishing
Stake: 100%
Buyer: PPF Group
Country of buyer: Czech Republic
Deal Value: EUR 208m*
Value Source: 3

*Deal value estimate based on CME’s 2018 revenues attributable to Slovenia.



Target: Gorenjska banka*
Sector: Finance & Insurance
Stake: 43.9%
Buyer: AIK Banka
Country of buyer: Serbia
Deal Value: EUR 50,8m**
Value Source: 3

*The deals for Gorenjska banka are separate ones, in which AIK Banka first acquired a majority stake and then launched a tender offer.

**Deal value estimate based on the price per share offered by AIK Banka.

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:
9 deals 


Finance & Insurance:
8 deals


Telecoms & IT:
7 deals

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Gregor Famira
Gregor Famira
Attorney-at-law for the hotel and leisure industries
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