Shortlist announced for the 2nd CEE M&A Awards
05 March

emi-final results are now in for the upcoming CEE M&A Awards, the only awards ceremony to recognize and honour excellence of the M&A sector in the CEE region. Hosted at the InterContinental Hotel in Warsaw on March 22nd, 2018, the awards will be presented to the most active and professional PE and VC companies operating, as well as some of the region's top supporting companies and service providers.

At the gala celebration more than 150+ senior decision makers from the M&A sector are expected to attend. Primarily the awards will recognize companies and individuals who have demonstrated the best overall performance during the past year.

The M&A Awards celebrate the outstanding efforts and achievements of all those involved in identifying, coordinating and completing the important deals, which have produced consistent results, and the potential to change the fate of businesses and industries throughout the region.



Company of the Year

Professional Service Provider




Luxembourg-Poland Chamber of Commerce

Moody’s Investors Service Limited


State Street Bank International

Vistra Corporate Services


Tax & Financial Advisory Firm

Advicero Tax



White & Case


M&A Advisory Firm

AIM Group

A.T. Kearney

Brunswick Austria & CEE GmbH

Esteema Financial Solutions Limited




M&A Insurance Firm


ANV Global Services

Ironshore Insurance


Tokio Marine HCC


Poland Law Firm


Crido Legal


White & Case M. Studniarek and Partners

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland


Boutique Law Firm

Cytowski & Partners


Łaszczuk & Partners

Mrowiec Fiałek and Partners


Regional Law Firm


KLB Legal


Taylor Wessing


Global Law Firm

Allen & Overy

Deloitte Legal

Dentons Europe

Eversheds Sutherland



Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

White & Case



AIM Group

Bank Pekao

Bank Zachodni WBK

DNB Bank Polska

ING Bank

Raiffeisen Bank Polska

PKO Bank Polski


Venture Capital Firm


iTech Capital      

Technologies Capital                   


Private Equity Firm

Abris Capital Partners 


Coast2Coast Capital

Genesis Capital

Hartenberg Capital

Innova Capital

MCI Capital

Penta Investments     

Swan Lake


Deal of the Year (nominations still being accepted, please visit our website and learn more)                                      

Cross-Border Deal

Coast2Coast - Sunwave Pharm

Fortuna Entertainment Group (Penta) - Hattrick Sports Group

MCI Capital - Netrisk           


Private Equity Deal

Coast2Coast - Stella Pack

Coast2Coast - Bezgluten

Coast2Coast - Profi

Swan Lake - Apteka Group                                 

Fortuna Entertainment Group (Penta) - Hattrick Sports Group

MCI Capital - Netrisk                                  

Penta Investments - NEMOS Group

Innova Capital - Profim

Genesis Capital - HP Tronic Group and Datart

Genesis Capital - Sanborn


Exit of the Year

Arbis Capital exits Mykogen Group

Innova Capital exits Wirtualna Polska Holding

iTech Capital exits Ticketland

Penta Investments exits AB Facility

Technologies Capital exits Cloudera


The M&A Awards also highlight the dedication, outstanding results and top quality client service provided by many M&A industry leaders. These awards showcase the hard work, dedication and determination of firms throughout the region, as voted for by their clients and industry peers.

Including Professional of the Year, there are 15 categories focusing on the investors and the companies supporting them.

Countries and regions covered at the M&A Awards include: CEE: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine. NEE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kaliningrad. SEE: Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia.

Contact Information

Craig Smith

Phone number: +48 604 144 769

Paul Cowen

Phone number: +48 796 773 703