Thomson Reuters Emerging Markets 1H 2018: Ellex leads the Eastern European M&A Market by deal count

Thomson Reuters has announced its M&A Legal Advisory Rankings for the first half of 2018. According to the results, Ellex leads the Eastern European M&A Market by deal count both in Announced (30 deals counted for Ellex) as well as Completed (28 deals counted for Ellex) rankings. Additionally, Ellex leads Baltic M&A market by deal value having advised deals with a total value of USD 1,115 million.
 
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A selection of M&A trends in 2018 1HY:
  • The total value of announced M&A activity in the Emerging Markets reached US$570,5 billion during the first half of 2018, a 22,8% increase compared to the same period last year.
  • 1H 2018 saw a relatively balanced industry mix across Emerging Market activity. Energy and Power led, accounting for 14,7% of market activity, followed by Financials and Materials.
  • The total value of announced M&A activity in the Eastern European Markets reached US$30,7 billion during the first half of 2018, a 67,6% increase compared to the same period last year.
  • The most targeted industry in the Eastern Europe region was Financials.
To view the Emerging Markets M&A Review 1H 2018, please click here.