M&A Hungary

LIFE-SIGHT - BANANA-SLIP TAKEOVERS

LIFE-SIGHT - BANANA-SLIP TAKEOVERS Two-thirds of acquisitions by public companies destroy shareholder value - according to Mergers and Acquisitions, a book published by Harvard Business Review in 2001. Anecdotal evidence points to this trend continuing in the 2000s. What are the reasons for acquisitions to go awry? Read on to find out.

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Interview: From startup to princely investment

QUANTIS Investment Management Zrt., which was formed by the BROKERNET Group three years ago with an initial capital of only HUF 100 million and has since then evolved into the second biggest independent asset manager in Hungary, has recently reached an important milestone in its history. The LGT Group, owned and managed by the Princely House of Liechtenstein, is expected to acquire a 30% minority interest in QUANTIS. The move will allow LGT, which manages assets of over CHF 88 billion, to embark on a dynamic expansion plan in the CEE region, while QUANTIS will be able to offer new and innovative products to its clients. We asked QUANTIS CEO Ákos Sárándi about the background of the transaction. (At the time of the interview the transaction was awaiting regulatory approval.) read more »

Interview: From startup to princely investment

IMAP MB Partners on Top - Hungarian M&A market in year 2011

In 2011, according to the league table of ISI DealWatch IMAP MB Partners got the top spot by the number of closed acquisitions. "In 2011 financing mergers and acquisitions became harder and no improvement is visible so far this year" said István Préda, Managing Partner of IMAP MB Partners. IMAP MB Partners, active in the midcap market, closed five acquisition and buyout deals last year.read more »

IMAP MB Partners on Top - Hungarian M&A market in year 2011