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Experts’ comments on the 26th Report „M&A Index Poland, Q4 2017” – M&A market boom in the banking sector comes to Poland!

09-01-2018 / Comments, Reports

How did the third quarter of 2017 on the Polish M&A market? Expert – Alicja Kukla-Kowalska, Key Account Manager at FORDATA has prepared a commentary on the situation on the Polish M&A market in Q4 2017, which was published in the M&A Index Poland Report.

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The M&A Index Poland Report – mergers and acquisitions market in 2017 and prognosis for 2018

15-12-2017 / Comments, Reports

According to data as at December 15th, a total of 204 mergers and acquisitions were carried out in 2017 in Poland – it is approximately 9% more than in the entire year 2016. We expect, that the amount of transactions may still increase by as much as 5% by the end of the year. In 2018 a similar dynamics will be maintained as in 2017, but in 2019 a downturn is expected to appear.

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Experts’ comments on the 25th Report „M&A Index Poland, 3Q 2017” – Private entrepreneurs still take lead on the sell-side!

3-10-2017 / Comments, Reports

How did the third quarter of 2017 on the Polish M&A market? Expert – Alicja Kukla-Kowalska, Key Account Manager at FORDATA has prepared a commentary on the situation on the Polish M&A market in Q3 2017, which was published in the M&A Index Poland Report.

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Experts’ comments on the 24th Report „M&A Index Poland, 2Q 2017” –
Poland on the radar of foreign funds!

4-07-2017 / Comments, Reports

How did the second quarter of 2017 on the Polish M&A market? Expert – Alicja Kukla-Kowalska, Key Account Manager at FORDATA has prepared a commentary on the situation on the Polish M&A market in Q2 2017, which was published in the M&A Index Poland Report.

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Experts’ comments on the 23rd Report „M&A Index Poland, 1Q 2017” – Increasing number of large transactions, Asia in offensive!

4-04-2017 / Comments, Reports

How did the first quarter of 2017 on the Polish M&A market? Expert – Alicja Kukla-Kowalska, Key Account Manager at FORDATA has prepared a commentary on the situation on the Polish M&A market in Q1 2017, which was published in the M&A Index Poland Report.

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Experts’ comments on the 22nd Report „M&A Index Poland, 4Q 2016” – Q4 again the most active throughout the year.

4-01-2017 / Comments, Reports

What are the news form the Polish M&A market in Q4 2016? How did 2016 end? Expert – Alicja Kukla-Kowalska, Key Account Manager at FORDATA has prepared a commentary on the situation on the Polish M&A market in Q4 2016, which was published in the M&A Index Poland Report.

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The M&A Index Poland Report – mergers and acquisitions market in 2016 and prognosis for 2017

20-12-2015 / Comments, Reports

Results of year 2016 confirmed that records in terms of number of transactions on the Polish transaction stage are already behind us. We anticipate that 2016 will close at a stable level of approx. 180 transactions. Transactions with a value less than 100 million zloty dominated those with disclosed price. Though, we have to admit that the end of the year surprised us very positively bringing  two transactions with unprecedented value on the Polish market. Alicja Kukla-Kowalska, Key Account Manager at FORDATA summarizes the situation in M&A market in 2016.

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Experts’ comments on the 21st Report „M&A Index Poland, 3Q 2016” – The expected wave of mergers and acquisitions has not yet reached the Polish shore.

3-10-2016 / Comments, Reports

What are the news form the Polish M&A market in Q3 2016? What conclusions did FORDATA’s experts analysis bring? Alicja Kukla-Kowalska, Key Account Manager at FORDATA, once again, prepared a commentary on the situation on the Polish M&A market in Q3 2016, which was published in the M&A Index Poland Report.

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Experts’ comments on the 20th Report „M&A Index Poland, 2Q 2016” – Can stabilization be observed on the M&A market in 2016?

5-07-2016 / Comments, Reports

What are the news that experts from FORDATA observed in the 2nd quarter of 2016 on the Polish M&A market? Can we talk about growing popularity of VDR tool in M&A transactions? Alicja Kukla-Kowalska, Key Account Manager in FORDATA prepared a comment about situation on the Polish M&A market in the 2Q 2016. We published it in the M&A Index Poland Report.

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Experts’ comments to the 19th Report „M&A Index Poland, 1Q 2016” – What is the situation on the M&A market in 2016?

4-04-2016 / Comments, Reports

What can we expect on the M&A market in 2016? Will the number of transactions set a new record? How many transactions, and with what values, did we have on the Polish market in the first quarter of 2016? What about the popularity of the VDR tool in M&A transactions? We encourage you to read the quarterly M&A Index Poland Report prepared by FORDATA and Navigator Capital.

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Experts’ comments to the 18th Report „M&A Index Poland, 4Q 2015” – intensive quarter at M&A market

4-01-2016 / Comments, Reports

The market of mergers and acquisitions in Poland in Q4 2015 did unexpectedly well. What is the dynamics of M&A market in Poland? What was the frequency of the use of Virtual Data Room (VDR) system during the processes of mergers and acquisitions. We invite you to see the another edition of the M&A Index Poland Report, prepared by FORDATA and Navigator Capital. Marta Kotwis, Key Account Director at FORDATA summarizes the fourth quarter of 2015 on the Polish M&A market.

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The M&A Index Poland Report – mergers and acquisitions market in 2015 and prognosis for 2016

16-12-2015 / Comments, Reports

Despite the modest value of transactions being concluded in Poland (transactions with a value of up to PLN 100 million are dominant), 2015 has been a record-breaking on the Polish transactional scene, and our country stands out positively in comparison with countries from Central and Eastern Europe that have been lagging behind in 2015. Marta Kotwis, Key Account Director at FORDATA and Piotr Jankowski, Senior Account Executive at FORDATA summarize the situation in M&A market in 2015.

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Experts’ comments to the 17th Report „M&A Index Poland, 3Q 2015” – increased activity on the Polish M&A market

14-10-2015 / Comments, Reports

The third quarter of 2015 on the Polish transactional scene is a time of increased activity on the Polish M&A market. How many transactions, and with what values, did we have on the Polish market in the third quarter of 2015? Does the use of Virtual Data Room (VDR) system during transactional processes is still popular? All that and more can be found in the M&A Index Poland report, published quarterly. Marta Kotwis, Key Account Director at FORDATA summarizes the third quarter of 2015 on the Polish M&A market.

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Experts’ comments to the 16th Report „M&A Index Poland, 2Q 2015” – Continuation of a good trend on the Polish market M&A

14-07-2015 / Comments, Reports

The second quarter of 2015 on the Polish transactional scene is a continuation of a good trend initiated at the end of 2014. Among the transactions the most frequent were those amounted for less than PLN 100 million. FORDATA Virtual Data Room is becoming a standard tool used during complex and confidential transactions. Marta Kotwis, Key Account Director at FORDATA summarizes the second quarter of 2015 in the M&A Index Poland report, published quarterly.

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Experts’ comments to the 15th Report „M&A Index Poland, Q1 2015″ – is stabilization of the Polish M&A market coming?

14-04-2015 / Comments, Reports

After a rapid growth of the number of M&A transactions, it’s time for the Polish market to stabilize. How many transactions, and with what values, did we have on the Polish market in the first quarter of 2015? About the popularity of the usage of the Virtual Data Room system, and therefore, about the professionalization of the Polish industry. All that and more can be found in the M&A Index Poland report, published quarterly.

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FORDATA is calling for a change in „The Best Practices for WSE Listed Companies”

18-03-2015 / Press release

Due to an open debate around the new project of changes to  “The Best Practices for WSE Listed Companies”, we have decided to report the ones that should be applied by the listed companies during the process of bonds issue.

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Innovations supporting energy market

03-03-2015 / Inspirations

The energy sector awaits a number of challenges in the next few years. FORDATA experts predict a hot period for mergers and acquisitions and capital investment seeking. Effective and secure flow of sensitive information can facilitate and significantly speed up the achievement of established goals – they anticipate.

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Experts’ comments to the 14th Report „M&A Index Poland, 4Q 2014” – is Polish M&A market crumbling

21-01-2015 / Comments, Reports

Q4 on the Polish transactional scene was a culmination of a great year. Compared to Q3, the number of transactions increased by more than 35%, closing the year with the result of 158 transactions (in 2013 there were 135). Although the majority of transactions still place below the level of PLN100 million. Compared to the previous quarters, in Q4 there were several deals worth more than EUR100 million. The use of a Virtual Data Room system remained stable (10 transactions with a VDR compared to 11 in Q3) – says Marta Kotwis, Key Account Director at FORDATA.

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Mergers and acquisitions in Poland – forecasts for 2015

16-12-2014 / Press release

The past year has the potential to enroll  in the history of M&A transactions as the most active since the crisis and the downturn in 2009. But the values were considerably lower. What can we excpect in 2015? Our experts try to find the answers, basing on long-term observations of M&A market in Poland, which are published quarterly in a series of M&A Index Poland reports

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FORDATA SEED FUND modern management of financial information

25-11-2014 / Press release

In recent years, the number of seed capital funds in Poland has increased. They are doing quite well, but still face many challenges. One of them is the development of standards of cooperation with novice entrepreneurs. Can the quality of reporting of portfolio companies in Seed Capital funds be improved? Is it worth it to implement professional tools used during investment’s sales?

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Experts’ comments to the 13th Report „M&A Index Poland, 3Q 2014” by Navigator Capital&FORDATA

20-11-2014 / Comments, Reports

In accordance with our expectations, in the third quarter of 2014, the M&A market in Poland continued its growth in terms of the number of transactions. There are reasons to believe that investors’ activity will revive at the end of the year, or early next year – says Marta Kotwis, Key Account Director at FORDATA.

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A revolution in corporate restructuring is coming

01-10-2014 / Opinions

Appropriate legal framework and modern technology is the minimum condition to be met by Poland to capture the interest of international investors specializing in distressed assets transaction type.

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DATAPOINT changes its name to FORDATA

16-09-2014 / Media announcement

FORDATA brand will be used in all aspects of company’s business. This will also be the name registered in the register of entrepreneurs (previous registered name of the company was Mergers Net sp. z o.o.)

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Experts’ comments to the 12th edition of the report „M&A Index Poland, 2Q 2014” by Navigator Capital&Datapoint

06-08-2014 / Experts commentary

In the second quarter of the year a considerable recovery on the M&A market in Poland can be seen. Although the number of closed transactions increased by only 12% (32 to 26 in the first quarter), by observing the number of pending transactions, a much larger increase in the next quarter can be expected – says Marta Kotwis, Key Account Director at FORDATA.

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VDR, a guard of efficiency of companies’ merger

17-06-2014 / Inspirations

A successfully conducted acquisition of a company is a prelude to a dialogue between two different organizational cultures. The transaction does not end with the signing of an investment agreement. This is only the beginning of new challenges that the merging companies will face.

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How to take care of the image of a listed company in negotiations with banks?

22-05-2014 / JSW S.A, case study, inspirations

Virtual Data Room (VDR) Technology, so far associated with good practices during Mergers and Acquisitions is entering a new stage of usage. It is currently supporting the Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa in negotiations with respect to obtaining financing.

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Mergers Net highlighted in the “Poznan Leader of Entrepreneurship” contest

07-05-2014 / Media announcement

The Mergers Net Company, a leader in Virtual Data Room technology and the owner of Datapoint brand, was awarded in the “Microentrepreneur” category within the “Poznan Leader of Entrepreneurship” contest.

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Experts’ comments to the 11th edition of the report „M&A Index Poland, 1Q 2014” by Navigator Capital&Datapoint

08-05-2014 / Experts commentary

The first quarter of 2014 on the Warsaw Stock Exchange passed under the rule of ‘lazy bears’. Those who woke up the fastest from the winter sleep were sectors related to, among others, services, industry and real estate development. In the CEE region, the first quarter of 2014 also proved to be far quieter compared to the fourth quarter of 2013 (the number of transactions fell to 2,288 from 3,236), and it is even said that it was one of the quieter periods since the turn of 2008/9 – says Marta Kotwis, Key Account Director at FORDATA.

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Innovations that facilitate negotiations

03-04-2014 / Mercor S.A., case study, inspirations

How to conduct effective negotiations in the process of the sale of an organized part of the enterprise? In addition to a reliable negotiating techniques, more and more companies that care for an efficient process decide to use modern technologies.

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Datapoint, the leader in Virtual Data Room technology in the CEE implements breakthrough changes within the application offered to support M&A transactions

31-03-2014 / Media announcement

DATAPOINT VDR PRO is a new face of the system, which enables companies to manage multiple M&A transactions from the level of a single Internet address. Now it can be just one login, one password and a web address.

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Will PE Funds embark on a hunt?

27-03-2014 / Opinions

It is estimated that private equity funds on a global scale have funds to invest in the amount of 789 billion USD, out of which over a billion Euro is planned to be spent in the region of Central and Eastern Europe (according to Prequin, 4Q2013). As experts point out, there has never been such an accumulation. Does this mean the lack of interesting investment opportunities?

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Seeds of innovation – where do we look for it?

27-03-2014 / Opinions

In the last years, there has been a rapid development of seed capital funds in Poland – it happened mainly due to the multi-million financial support from the European Union (including the years from 2007 to 2013, under the 3.1 Action of “Initiating Business Innovation” within a framework of the Innovative Economy Operational Program) and from the National Capital Fund (Krajowy Fundusz Kapitałowy). As a result, according to PARP, in 2012 the country had 10 ‘Business Angels’ (Anioły Biznesu) networks and over 60 seed capital funds.

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Polish Congress of Restructuring Laws – KongRes 2014

14-03-2014 / Opinions

In addition to good law we also need good practices during restructuring processes such as those which are used in Mergers and Acquisitions processes – said Aleksandra Eneje from Datapoint, an expert on the opening panel for the Polish Congress of Restructuring Laws – KongRes 2014..

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M&A in the Czech Republic – key drivers and challenges

14-03-2014 / Market comments

We expect that the region will maintain a similar level of number and value of transactions as in 2013. Even a slight increase is possible, because a recovery in the market can be seen. In addition to Poland, especially forward-looking are Czech Republic and Slovakia, the two emerging economies – said Marta Kotwis, Key Account Director Datapoint.

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Modern technologies as a key to the success of PPP projects

06-03-2014 / MPEC sp. z o .o., case study, inspirations

What are the challenges of project management professionals in the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) formula? In addition to the new, formal solutions to improve work, more and more innovative technology of the Virtual Data Room is required.

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