In 2022, for the seventh year in a row, Mazars has been ranked among the top 5 leading deal advisors in Central & Eastern Europe, based on the Mergermarket CEE Accountant League Table by the number of successful deals.
Our highlights showcase a selection of projects that we advised on throughout the region.
Reflecting on the year, there are a few key themes that have directed and influenced
Mazars’ transactional activity in CEE:
- Strong cross-border dealmaking, with inbound investments coming from the USA, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, the Benelux and Scandinavia;
- Private equity buyouts on the rise;
- Robust M&A activity in the following sectors: Energy & Renewables, Technology, Industrials, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate and Telecommunications;
- Increased number of M&A transactions involving CEE buyers.
Mazars expects these themes to still influence the CEE deal activity in 2023. Despite the challenges related to the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, increasing inflation and higher interest rates, the perspectives for the upcoming months are relatively positive: Central & Eastern Europe is well-positioned to benefit from industrial nearshoring, succession planning, further PE funds activity, the shift towards renewables and further market consolidation in selected sectors being the main drivers of that trend.