In another robust year of M&A activity fuelled by a number of
mega deals, emerging Europe witnessed an increase in overall deal value of 12.5% year on year reaching a total value of EUR 80.5bn in 2018. With 2,093 transactions recorded, deal volume remained virtually flat, down just 0.9% on 2017.
Emerging Europe has become a stable market with little fluctuation in deal volume over the last five years. Both M&A deals and greenfield investment continued to spur economic growth across the region.
This report goes beyond merely providing statistics and dissects the developments across the region underlying the numbers.
There is little evidence that widespread political protests or instability deterred investment in emerging Europe in 2018. On the contrary, despite the European Commission voicing concerns about Poland’s judicial reform and its impact on the balance of power, the country was one of the year’s top performers on deal volume bagging a total of 323 deals.
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