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Ellex Valiunas 

July, 2019 - Vilnius, Lithuania



Bloomberg 1H 2019: Ellex is an M&A Market Leader in Eastern Europe by Deal Count


Bloomberg, an international financial news agency, has released its 1H 2019 Global M&A Market Review. According to the results, Ellex holds the dominant position in the Eastern European mergers and acquisitions market by having advised on a total number of 18 deals valued USD 846 million.

In addition, Ellex is the only Baltic law firm ranked in the Nordic region deal table, indicating the most active mergers and acquisitions legal market players. Ellex has advised on 5 deals valued USD 998 million in this region.
Main trends of the M&A market in the European, Middle East & African market (EMEA) in 1H 2019:

• Deal volume for EMEA-based targets decreased by 31.8% from the same period last year to USD 395.0 billion; the lowest deal volume since 1H 2017;
• The basic materials sector was the most targeted industry experiencing a year-over-year growth of 216.8% and accounting for 19.2% of the transactions for the period;
• Private equity activity for EMEA-based targets reached a volume of USD 205.5 billion in 1H 2019, representing a 17.3% increase from the same period last year.

The Bloomberg M&A report delivers the latest data on the M&A market and provides a global perspective and local insight into unique deal structures in various markets through a network of over 800 financial and legal advisory firms, ensuring an accurate reflection of key market trends.

To view the Global M&A Market Review 1H 2019, please click here: https://bit.ly/2LMBrGx

Ellex is a circle of pre-eminent law firms from each of the Baltic States: Ellex Raidla in Estonia, Ellex Klavins in Latvia and Ellex Valiunas in Lithuania. With over 200 experts and the widest variety of practice areas, Ellex is ideally positioned to provide clients with top expertise and specialised legal services both domestically and on a trans-Baltic scale (www.ellexcircle.com).


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