Mergermarket names BNP Paribas CEE M&A Financial Adviser of the Year

BNP Paribas has been named Financial Adviser of the Year for Central and Eastern Europe in the Mergermarket Europe M|amp;A Awards 2020.

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.



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.






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