The Romanian mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market recorded 48 transactions in the first three months of 2022, a 17% increase compared with the first quarter of 2021.
Despite the higher volume of deal-making, the estimated value of local M&A activity was lower on a year-on-year basis, at USD 1.8bn in Q1 2022 vs USD 2.1bn in Q1 2021.
The level of activity reflects the global slowdown in M&A after a record year in 2021.
”The Romanian M&A market showed continued resilience in the first three months of 2022. Despite the challenging geopolitical and macroeconomic contexts, M&A activity remains significant and close to record-high levels”, stated Iulia Bratu, Associated Partner, Strategies & Transactions, EY Romania.