Despite 2015 being regarded as record-shattering for global M&A, stronger deal flow more or less bypassed emerging Europe once again.
Throughout 2015, the region was subject to constant political and economic shocks such as the unrest in Ukraine, the Greek debt crisis, the influx of migrants from Middle East and Africa, the risk of deflation and the looming prospects of a Brexit.
Yet, all these factors did not hinder M&A to the extent one would expect. Emerging Europe persevered somewhat, with a small decline in announced deals to 2,138; albeit coupled with a sharper slump in total
transaction value from EUR 62.8bn to EUR 53.5bn. Manufacturing was again the most targeted sector with 343 deals, followed by telecoms & IT and real estate with 298 and 263 deals, respectively.
This report, produce jointly by EMIS, the leading provider of emerging market M&A data, and CMS. the leading law firm in the region, provides detailed analysis and data on deals as well as a forward-looking perspective on market conditions.
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