DGKV is proud to share that it is the only Bulgarian law firm top ranked in the CEE League Ranking of the 2018 Mergermarket Global & Regional M&A Report. DGKV is ranked among the top 20 CEE M&A Legal Advisors alongside with international law firms with global and regional presence. In 2018 DGKV moved up to the 14th position in the CEE League ranking by deal value.
The Mergermarket Global & Regional M&A Report analyzes M&A trends globally and regionally. While Europe received 11 megadeals (> US$ 10bn) in 2018, four more than the entirety of 2017, all were announced in the first five months. Rising protectionism, government intervention, and continued uncertainty have all undoubtedly caused firms to reconsider high-profile investments, says the Report.
The European region saw just ten deals worth over US$ 5bn in H2, including Hitachi’s US$ 9.4bn acquisition of ABB’s power grids business and the US$ 7.1bn Calsonic Kansei/Magneti Marelli deal. Despite the continent reaching its highest post-crisis value (US$ 989.2bn) and highest value share of global M&A (28%) since 2014, dealmakers will be concerned over the slowdown in activity in H2 and whether 2019 will return to the buoyant levels seen in recent years.