In this year of challenging market conditions, Mergermarket, a leading investment banking news and intelligence service, has once again recognised BNP Paribas as the financial adviser of the year for Central & Eastern Europe. This is the second time in three years that the bank has won this award.
BNP Paribas has been named Financial Adviser of the Year for Central and Eastern Europe in the Mergermarket Europe M&A Awards 2020.
For the purpose of its awards, Mergermarket carries out a holistic review of candidates' achievements in the given year.
In 2020, BNP Paribas again demonstrated its capability to execute landmark M&A transactions and support its clients in various sectors across the CEE region, in particular:
- advising Vectra in its acquisition of Multimedia Polska, resulting in the creation of a leading nationwide telecoms player in Poland;
- completing several disposals for E.ON in CEE, allowing it to fulfil its commitments to the European Commission in relation to the pan-European transaction with RWE: the sale of innogy's power & gas retail business in the Czech Republic and the sale of E.ON EKER in Hungary;
- advising Sanofi in the sale of OTC dermocosmetics and other treatment brands in Poland, Ukraine and Russia;
- advising EP Global Commerce (Czech Republic) in its voluntary takeover offer for Metro AG.