The main shareholder of Alior, PZU, has agreed to a new rights issue which should allow Alior Bank to gain EUR452m needed to finance the takeover of BPH Bank.
Poland is the best in the region in terms of finalized transactions in commercial real estate.
The Polish government has started analytical works on merging oil&gas sector firms PKN Orlen, Lotos and PGNiG, but critics dismiss the idea as a non-starter.
Polish M&A will likely continue to spur in the real estate, telcom, IT and health care sectors in 2016.
The CEE mergers and acquisitions market was worth EUR14.5bn in the H1’15, of which Poland accounted for EUR3.4bn.