CEE M&A Director Magazine and EuropaProperty.com would like to thank all those that attended the 3rd annual CEE Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Awards held at the Westin Hotel in Warsaw last night.
The awards ceremony looked fantastic and was attended by an ensemble cast of merger and acquisition executives from all over the region, who applauded all the finalists for their outstanding achievements in the M&A sector.
Private Equity Awards were handed out to Griffin Real Estate, Avallon and MCI Capital for their continued confidence and success in the region.
Griffin picked up the Private Equity Deal of the Year award for their acquisition of Metro’s M1 shopping centre portfolio in Poland, which highlighted the popularity of the retail real estate sector as an investment. Avallon was voted best Private Equity Firm on the back of its deal activity in the Polish and Czech energy sectors, which promise good growth prospects for the investors. MCI Capital was awarded Exit of the Year for their deinvestment from the Dotpay/eCard.
Other big prizes went Atmos Ventures, which collected Venture Capital Firm of the Year, while Bank of the Year was awarded to Bank Pekao.
In addition to the traditional M&A awards, a host of prizes were awarded to a variety of consultancy and services companies for their professional excellence. PwC walked away with two of the top prizes including Tax & Financial Advisory as well as M&A Advisory. Recognising the importance and expertise of international law practices Linklaters was awarded Law Firm of the Year and Łaszczuk and Partners was celebrated as Boutique Law Firm.
Other service sector and advisory winners included Drooms for Professional Service Provider and Dual Asset Management collected the M&A Insurance Firm of the Year award.
At a glance around 100 senior decision makers from the M&A sector were in attendance. Primarily the awards recognized companies and individuals who had demonstrated the best overall performance during the past year as well as the outstanding efforts and achievements of all those involved in identifying, coordinating and completing the important deals, which have produced consistent results, and the potential to change the fate of businesses and industries throughout the region.
On behalf of our sponsors and attendees, we offer our congratulations to all the winners: