Baltic Business News: SORAINEN: M&A still on the horizon for Baltic companies

A recent M&A survey among Baltic companies suggests that expectations from shareholders and equity investors are increasingly matching in Estonia and Lithuania, so that more acquisitions there could be expected in the next 12 months.

The Baltic M&A survey was carried out for the second year in a row by law firm SORAINEN together with Baltic business dailies Äripäev, Verslo žinios and Dienas bizness. While in general the M&A market is certainly not as active as during the fast development years, nevertheless based on the data Baltic companies in general are still relatively boldly thinking about acquisitions. This trend can be especially highlighted for Estonia and Lithuania.

“In 2010-2011 many Baltic M&A transactions were driven by the internal restructuring of big corporations where non-core businesses were sold off. Our clients have indicated that these crisis driven measures are mostly completed by now. Are companies getting tired of the crisis and sticking to the “wait-and-see” strategy? The results of our M&A survey indicate the opposite – Baltic companies may rather have gotten used to the uncertain times and are looking boldly at larger transactions,” comments Toomas Prangli, regional head of the SORAINEN M&A and Private Equity Team.

The whole article is available on Baltic Business News website.

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