Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has released new data finding that the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region has remained resolute in 2019, dipping by 15.9% by value versus around 25% across Europe.
Buoyed by more than a 4% GDP growth across much of the region, together with increased foreign investment and private equity activity, Central and Eastern Europe saw healthy levels of M&A in 2018. However, concerns over a potential impending global economic slowdown are likely to impact M&A volumes in 2019, experts told Mergermarket.
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.