Bloomberg 1H 2019: Ellex is an M&A market leader in Eastern Europe by deal count

Bloomberg financial news agency has released its 1H 2019 Global M&A Market Review. According to the results, Ellex holds the dominant position in the Eastern European M&A market by having advised on a total number of 18 deals valued USD 846 million.
 
 
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In addition, Ellex is the only Baltic law firm ranked in the Nordic region deal table, indicating the most active M&A legal market players. Ellex has advised on 5 deals valued USD 998 million in this region.
 
 
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Main trends of the M&A market in the European, Middle East & African market (EMEA) in 1H 2019:
  • Deal volume for EMEA-based targets decreased by 31.8% from the same period last year to USD 395.0 billion; the lowest deal volume since 1H 2017;
  • The basic materials sector was the most targeted industry experiencing a year-over-year growth of 216.8% and accounting for 19.2% of the transactions for the period;
  • Private equity activity for EMEA-based targets reached a volume of USD 205.5 billion in 1H 2019, representing a 17.3% increase from the same period last year.
 
The Bloomberg M&A report delivers the latest data on the M&A market and provides a global perspective and local insight into unique deal structures in various markets through a network of over 800 financial and legal advisory firms, ensuring an accurate reflection of key market trends.
 
To view the Global M&A Market Review 1H 2019, please click here.