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logo Ronald Given Co-Managing Partner, Wolf Theiss

A letter from our chairman, Ron Given

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to this year’s CEE M&A and Private Equity Forum which will take place on October 3-4, 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel in Warsaw. The yearly Forum has deservedly become a seminal, must-attend event in our industry. Wolf Theiss is pleased to continue its sponsoring role for the 9th year and I am delighted to continue my chairmanship role for the 5th successive year.

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Economic data spurs "risk on" market moves, provides respite for vulnerable EMs

Strong GDP growth and unremarkable Q2 corporate profits have imbued investors with confidence for the time being while a slightly weaker dollar is welcomed news for vulnerable emerging market economies; will a new trade deal with Mexico and a hypothetical dollarized Venezuela keep Latin America out of EM turmoil?    

Dealcast: Vodafone, Elliott and Liberty Global

Vodafone has had quite the year, announcing a deal with Liberty Global for its Eastern European assets, while reportedly also having caught the eye of activist fund Elliott.

Will they push for share buybacks or perhaps a (partial) disposal of its towers assets? Samantha Tomaszczyk discusses what could be next for the telecoms giant.