Slovakia currently ranks 35th in the 'M&A Maturity Index', which assesses the quality and maturity of investment environments in 148 countries around the world, thereby improving its position by one place when compared to 2011, Ernst & Young in Slovakia informed the TASR newswire on Monday, August 13.
The chart was prepared by the Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre (MARC) at Cass Business School by City University London in co-operation with Ernst & Young. The United States, Hong Kong and South Korea lead the chart, which assesses countries based on attractiveness for domestic and foreign mergers and acquisitions. It includes 23 criteria such as the legislative, political, economic and financial conditions in the countries, as well as socio-economic factors and infrastructure quality.
Slovakia was listed below countries such as Russia (28th), Hungary (29th) and Poland (30th), but higher than Turkey (37th) and India (38th). "Slovakia received the best marks in the sphere of traffic and company infrastructure and technological development. Conversely, the worst assessment was seen in economic, financial, legislative and political factors," said Jozef Mathia from Ernst & Young.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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