Mergermarket report: Financial Services in Central and Eastern Europe


CMS, in conjunction with mergermarket, is proud to present a report on Financial Services (FS) in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE).

The report provides readers with an in-depth insight into recent CEE M&A activity in the FS sector, as well as views on FS regulation and the impact of the credit crisis in CEE.

It contains a straw poll of senior FS executives; some of the findings include:

  • close to half of survey respondents judge that 2009 CEE Financial Services acquisitions will be driven by low valuations.
  • respondents believe inbound Financial Services transactions in 2009 will originate exclusively from within Europe and the CEE region.
  • 80% of respondents believe that the reason the credit crisis has depressed CEE Financial Services M&A activity is because it has led to a change in risk assessments.