M&A Index Poland Q3 2019

by Navigator Capital & FORDATA | October 2019


Q3 2019 – Total number of transactions (based on public data)

EUR 90 m

The largest transaction among transactions with disclosed prices (Acquisition of 31,65% shares in Bioton by Yifan Pharmaceuticals)

About the report:

The M&A Index Poland report is a position that has become a permanent fixture in the calendar of the industry summaries in Poland. The reports are prepared quarterly by a consulting firm Navigator Capital and FORDATA, a leader in the field of IT solutions which support M&A transactions. These reports are created to monitor the dynamics of Polish M&A market and to demonstrate the most interesting transactions. We also monitor the frequency of use of the Virtual Data Room during M&A processes in Poland.

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Experts' comments

»Invariably this year, the TMT sector was the most active in the last quarter - 21% of the acquired entities and 27% of buyers.

Poland is still attractive

Nearly 40% of buyers in Q3 2019 were foreign investors. Interest in Polish companies still remains at a high level - last quarter recorded their largest share this year. Entities from the European Union dominate - as much as 76% of foreign investors. Spanish investors bought from us three times, the French - twice. On the other hand, only one takeover was recorded by entrepreneurs from the United States (purchase of a database supplier WiseBase by Syndigo) and China (partial purchase of Bioton by Yifan Pharmaceutical - the largest transaction of this quarter in value - EUR 90 million). Among foreign investors, there is a noticeable advantage of investments in traditional areas: industrial production, construction and energy - as much as 70% of the acquired companies operate in this sector.«

Alicja Kukla-Kowalska
Key Account Manager