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CEE (excl. Russia): Trend Report H1 2021

Poland, private equity and the potential within the technology sector are driving dealmaking in the region and the prospects for the rest of 2021 and beyond look bright

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Central and Eastern European M&A spurred by Polish power

As the pandemic’s grip begins to loosen slightly, CEE economies are set for a boost for the remainder of 2021 and beyond. The region is expected to grow by 4.1% over the course of the year, following a contraction of 5.1% in 2020. The Polish economy – a consistent driver of dealmaking activity in the region – is forecast to rebound even more strongly, with GDP expanding by 4.8% in 2021 and 5.4% in 2022. Indeed, CEE economies have been predicted to reach pre-pandemic levels of growth in the second half of 2021.

Dealmaking activity during the first half of the year mirrored this positive outlook. A total of 280 deals took place within the region – up by 79 compared to H1 2020. Deal value also posted an impressive start to the year, with a total of €12.6bn, increasing 54% year-on-year.

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