M&A Hungary

LIFE SIGHT: Lessons from the Trenches

LIFE SIGHT: Lessons from the Trenches As a sequel to the feature "Myths about Selling Your Business" published in the Christmas 2009 issue of M&A Hungary, this month?s leading article collects the key lessons we at MB Partners have learned about selling companies during our eight-and-a-half-year history.

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Interview of the Month: Looking for good companies and good owners

Central Invest is a Hungarian venture capital investment firm founded two years ago, which makes investments through two fund management companies, Central Fund Zrt. and First Hungarian Venture Capital Fund Management Zrt. The first company manages the Centech New Hungary Venture Capital Fund, while the second one manages the Central Fund Venture Capital Fund. As Chairman & CEO Zoltán Varga told M&A Hungary, they are looking at a particularly broad range of investment opportunities, and will step up their investment activities as compared to the previous years.read more »

Interview of the Month: Looking for good companies and good owners

IMAP Transaction and Pricing Report 2010 - Recovery is Faster than Expected

The IMAP transaction data of 2010 indicates that the recovery from the global economic crisis is happening faster than expected. Total transaction value increased 79 percent in 2010 for IMAP, while average multiples rose 28 percent from Q4 2009 to Q4 2010. M&A activity increased as the year progressed. The year ended strong with respect to closings and optimism for an even stronger 2011. IMAP?s advisors predict higher transaction prices this year. read more »

IMAP Transaction and Pricing Report 2010 - Recovery is Faster than Expected

Companies expanding abroad - Posting and assignment of employees

Hungarian businesses increasingly see foreign expansion as an opportunity for organic growth. In such a situation, the first step after the company is formed is to find the right management.read more »

Companies expanding abroad  - Posting and assignment of employees

M&A Transactions in the Hungarian Practice - The Duties of Notice and Consulation with Employees

In transactions, parties tend to focus their attention on business negotiations and transfer agreements even though there are countless otherwise relevant aspects to take into consideration in doing these kinds of deals. One essential set of issues involves the examination of the legal relationships and consequences arising out of employment. In this article we showcase the Hungarian laws that concern employee notification and employer consultation. read more »

M&A Transactions in the Hungarian Practice - The Duties of Notice and Consulation with Employees

Pet Food for Advent

Advent International, the global private equity firm, has agreed to acquire Provimi Pet Food ("PPF"), a leading European manufacturer of pet food and animal nutrition from Provimi Group, for an enterprise value of ?188 million.read more »

Pet Food for Advent