This edition of Deloitte CE Private Equity Confidence Survey reveals that nearly half of the respondents (46%) are expecting the economy to worsen. In addition, an unprecedented 48% of our respondents are expecting M&A deal pricing to come down. In light of increased caution in the CE region, it remains good time to sell in Baltics. Actual backdrop in economy is not yet observed. However, we might be close to the inflection point.
M&A activity in Lithuania has been relatively high with a number of deals signed during the last six months, i.e. Baltik Vairas UAB sale to Luxembourg-based KJK Management S.A., LitCapital Asset Management UAB backed Medicinos Paslaugu Grupe UAB acquired by Dutch Affidea B.V., Danpower Baltic UAB sold to French Idex Groupe SAS, GV Group UAB and Serviso kontraktu centras UAB sale to UAB Avitelos Prekyba, Milviteka UAB acquired by France-based Precia Molen, Royalton Partners Limited backed Litcargus UAB sold to Gateway Airport Services UAB, Krekenavos agrofirma AB sale to Estonian BaltCap and several other.
Confidence of professionals in CE private equity houses is gradually deteriorating. The gentle decline suffered by the Index over the last two years has gathered pace, slipping to 87, the lowest level in seven years and the fifth lowest in the history of the survey.
I hope you will find the survey results interesting and they will give you a new insight in the industry. Learn more about the Survey results, including data on Economic Climate, Debt availability and Investor Focus in the report.