Investments
June 08, 2016 15:34
Balkan Accession Fund (BAF), a private equity fund advised by Axxess Capital and Stefan Ponea, founder and CEO of Industrial Access SA, a premium provider of equipment rental services in South Eastern Europe have signed an agreement for the ...more »
May 26, 2016 12:56
Continental invests 12 million EUR in a 7000 sqm addition to their electric components production plant in Timisoara, reaching a total of 21000 sqm by the end of the year.  The extension will consist of offices, warehousing, lockers, kitchens, sanitary spaces, and, according to Christian von Albrichsfeld, general manager Continental Romania, it will create new jobs: “ this year, we wish to increase with over 1000 employees the research and developing in production”, he says. ...more »
May 11, 2016 11:27
The only recycling industrial park in Romania, Green Group, was taken over by investment fund Abris Capital, after several months of negotiations with the majority shareholders: European Bank for Regional Development EBRD and Global Finance, a Greek fund. Following the acquisition of Cargus and Urgent Curier, and Pehart Tec (paper producer), Abris Capital Partners enters the market of waste management in Romania for a business worth 90 million EUR. Company Green Group has operations also in Serbia and Macedonia (Greentech, Greenfiber International, GreenWEEE, GreenLamp, GreenGlass Recycling and Total Waste Management, all six under the umbrella of Green Group)....more »
May 05, 2016 17:02
Blaxy Premium Resort & Hotel, the largest resort at the Black Sea in Romania with 540 rooms that offers the possibility of purchasing apartments in periodic property regime, launched on the 5th of May 2016 its hotel services, complementary to the periodical property. The total surface of the complex is 72 000 sqm, and includes exterior pools for adults and children restaurants, bars, clubs, a special area for children, and a summer amphitheater. Three out of seven sections were inaugurated, more exactly 540 rooms out of a total of 900 condos that are partly contracted. The rest will be leased in hotel regime....more »
April 26, 2016 17:12
Wienerberger, the largest producer of bricks and ceramic blocks in Romania acquired the business related to a brick factory in Berca, Buzău, owned by Search Chemicals, a company with headquarters in Constanta. The transaction involved the tr...more »
April 22, 2016 16:10
ANA IMEP, electrical engines producer from Pitesti, and with 49 year history in the national and international markets, was purchased in proportion of 94,8 % by the Japanese From Nidec Corporation, a world class electrical engine producer, listed at the New York Stock Exchange. According to the Romanian company, the owners decided to sell in order to make room for future growth, giving that Nidec uses the highest production technologies, and is oriented towards developing new platforms for the auto, appliances, and industrial engines industries. Moreover, Nidec intends to invest substantially in improving the actual production capacity of the factory, and is planning to develop IMEP as an engineering and centralized services center. ...more »
April 19, 2016 15:48
PC Garage, one of the leading local IT&C online stores with a revenue of 165 million RON in 2015 will be part of eMAG, Romania's largest online retailer following the acquisition announced in April 2016. The transaction is pending an approval from the Competition Council. eMAG had a revenue of 350 million Eur last year. Its main competitors on the Romanian market are cel.ro, f64.ro, and evomag.ro. eMAG is owned by South-African investment fund Naspers and local businessman Iulian Stanciu. ...more »
April 05, 2016 12:10
The subsidiary of Daimler, Star Assembly factory in Sebes officially launched the production of the high-tech transmission gearboxes 9G-Tronic . Star Transmission was founded in 2001 as a joint-venture between Daimler and the Romanian mecha...more »
April 01, 2016 15:33
Potentially the largest online transaction to date was announced at the end of March 2016, Swiss group Ringier buying the majority stake in real estate portal Imobiliare.ro. The transaction value was not officially announced but is being estimated to exceed 15 million euro according to market sources. Ringier Romania bought the 87% stake in Realmedia Network from shareholders Broadhurst Investments Limited, Kurt Götz and the management of Imobiliare.ro. The current management team still holds a minority stake and will continue to operate the company....more »
March 23, 2016 12:20
Carpatica Asig SA, the insurance company that now makes object to several intervention measures on the basis of insurants’ resolution and redressing law, was acquired by International Insurance Consortium, an investments company from the Netherlands, with a focus on the insurance companies from Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. IIC was represented by Wolf Theiss in this transaction. The team of lawyers led by Ileana Glodeanu claims the transaction to have been a true challenge, considering the suspensive conditions, certain criminal law ramifications, the changes in the legislation in the past months and, finally, regulations on the way to be enacted. The finalizing of the transaction is conditioned by the approval of the Authority of Financial Surveillance (ASF)....more »
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