F i nance Month l y M&A Awards 2021 - 45 - - POLAND - network. It complements the legal and tax specialisation with experience related to corporate finance, M&A and strategic consulting. The value of a business can be built both through organic growth as well as through expansion – through mergers and acquisitions. In the event of an intention to exit the investment, it is necessary to plan the sale or hand over the reins to successors. Over the last decade, we have supported our Clients, preparing expansion plans for them which covered mergers and acquisitions in Poland and abroad. We have also created projects related to consolidation of the markets in which they operated. Furthermore, we have developed comprehensive succession plans which fitted the expectations of the founders and the next generation of successors. A great proportion of our activities have also pertained to the sale of all or part of a business to foreign industry or financial investors in order to prepare the founding estate for generations to come. We know that our interdisciplinary support constitutes an added value. Our Clients have successfully achieved leading positions in the markets in which they operate. Owing to the World M&A Alliance network, we have successfully conducted their first and subsequent acquisitions abroad. Our experience proves that collaboration based on trust and confidence that our actions are meaningful brings measurable results. We are proud to see the growth of the businesses we are supporting. We are ready to support more companies with our knowledge and experience. We are specialists in international mergers and acquisitions. In recent years, we have participated in numerous international projects of sale of Polish manufacturing companies, IT companies, transport or distribution companies, sold to foreign investors and entities who consolidate the specific markets. We work for international companies that pursue a strategy of growth through acquisitions. We also work with the owners of Polish companies who intend to sell them to industry or financial investors. We provide our Clients with full transaction advice – from developing a transaction concept and identifying potential investors to managing the transaction process and providing advice at a post-transaction stage. About Piotr Szczeciński A legal counsel, expert in international mergers and acquisitions. He also specialises in consolidation projects, capital projects with the involvement of private equity and venture capital funds and disinvestment projects.He has over 15 years of experience gained with reputable advisory companies. Szczeciński, Attorney at Law, is valued for his ability to skilfully combine financial and legal competencies in the projects he conducts. He is a co-founder of an international network of World M&A Alliance transaction boutiques, which unites over 150 specialists with experience in more than 1,500 transactions. He has advised, among others, owners of Polish companies planning to sell their company, as well as international Asian and European corporations with a view to consolidating the Polish market. Szczeciński, Attorney at Law, studied international business administration at Vienna University and law at the University of Wrocław, Vienna University and the Humboldt University in Berlin. He has gained the title of legal counsel in Poland. Fluent speaker of English and German. In private life, he enjoys mountain biking and is interested in putting game theory into the practice of transactions.