Deloitte survey: Cautious optimism in Central Europe’s private equity market

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Deloitte survey: Cautious optimism in Central Europe’s private equity market 

The private equity market in Central Europe (CE) stabilizes as deal-making slows, after a period of intense deal-doing in 2017 marked by fundraisings and large exists, according to Deloitte’s Central Europe Private Equity (PE) Confidence Survey.

In Romania, the activity of the private equity firms is in line with CE. I expect that a good number of transactions will continue to be performed by PE firms either on the buy or on the sale side. Large PE firms are looking to enter Romania, seeing our country as a good investment alternative in the region. Such investments will be definitely influenced by the overall economic conditions and local legislative environment. Radu Dumitrescu

Private equity firms are typically interested in medium and large ticket transactions targeting local or regional market leaders. While the Romanian M&A market continues to be dominated by strategic players, PE firms’ activity reached record levels of acquisitions in 2016 and 2017. It slightly decreased last year, but we remain optimistic about the prospects for 2019. Ioana Filipescu

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