The last decade has seen a continuously growing inflow of funds into the Eastern European Consumer market. Western European players, who are fighting diminishing margins in their mature home markets, are looking for new markets with high growth potential and demand. The major privatisation wave is over in most countries and markets are now approaching the state of consolidation, however there are still some state owned companies left.
Our sector knowledge together with the indispensable know how of the local culture, relationships and industries provided by our subsidiaries in every major CEE capital enable us to provide our clients with everything that is needed to realize their M&A ambitions in Central and Eastern Europe.
We believe that deal activity particularly in CEE and SEE countries will further increase due to two main developments: On one hand international energy companies are likely to increasingly look at the favourable investment climate in many of the emerging economies of Central and South-Eastern Europe. On the other hand major challenges such as liberalisation of the energy markets, increasing energy demand while lacking sufficient production capacities, decreasing resources and environmental compliance offer excellent investment opportunities for investors and will drive M&A business.