This paper presents the main reasons of international decision-making strategies to acquire,
as well as the scale of the phenomenon in the years 2006–2012. On the basis of the „World
Investment Report 2013” and „Central and South Eastern Europe M&A Barometer 2012,
Ernst&Young Report” shows how the Polish enterprises find themselves in the international
market of mergers and acquisitions, on the one hand – as traders bought by foreign investors,
on the other hand – as entities that carry out international mergers and acquisitions.