Financial
March 05, 2016 06:45
MedLife the private healthcare market leader in Romania, signed a syndicated loan of EUR 56 million, with the Romanian Commercial Bank, ING Bank, Raiffeisen Bank and BRD, of which 20 million euros will be earmarked for acquisitions. The majority stake in the company is owned by Marcu family other shareholders being the investment fund Value4Capital and IFC. According to company representatives, the 20 million will be supplemented with own funds of € 5 million and will be used exclusively for acquisitions to extend the MedLife operations nationwide. ...more »
February 17, 2016 11:05
In the past five years, UniCredit has owned 18 percent of the leasing market in Romania by financing and other similar services through UniCredit Leasing, Corporation IFN, UniCredit Leasing Fleet Management and Unicredit Insurance Broker. The company is followed in the first tier by Impuls Leasing and Porsche Leasing. According the the Association of Leasing Companies ALB, the financial leasing market is estimated to around 770 million Euro overall in 2015, recording an increase of 16 percent compared to the previous year....more »
February 15, 2016 10:11
Alro, the biggest aluminum producer in Central and Eastern Europe finalized a 137 million dollar revolving loan approval with a bank syndicate consisting of Raiffeisen Bank International, Raiffeisen Bank România, UniCredit Bank, OTP Bank, Eximbank, Garanti Bank, Intesa Bank and Banca Transilvania. The measure was approved by the Alro Slatina shareholders in late 2015 in order to refinance a previous 120 million dollar loan, released by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), in 2010. Alro ensures the loan with their immovables, mortgages for security of personal property, for their civil rights for damages caused by insurance policies, personal stocks and shares of Alum and Conef, also owned by Alro....more »
February 05, 2016 11:38
Banca Transilvania has purchased a portfolio consisting of performant loans, granted by the Bank of Cyprus in Romania to some retail customers. The transaction will be finalized at the end of February this year and, as a result, it will increase the retail customers database of Banca Transilvania. Thus, the Bank continues its’ acquisitions on the local market, subsequently to the taking over and integration of Volksbank Romania in 2015....more »
January 28, 2016 09:11
bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică offered advice on one of the most recent transactions in the financial technology (FinTech) sector on the European stage. The transaction involved a funding of EUR 8 million obtained by the German company Mambu, one of the most dynamic providers of banking software. bpv Grigorescu Stefanică represented the investment fund Acton Capital Partners, that together with CommerzVentures, provided an infusion of capital for Mambu in a series B funding round. ...more »
December 08, 2015 11:26
The representatives of the Romanian IT company Life is Hard officially opened the trading session of the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB), on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, marking the debut of the first software developer on the AeRO market. Life is Hard is the developer of the most important software platform for insurance brokerage and comes on AeRO with an anticipated market capitalization of almost RON 6.9mn (EUR 1.5mn). Via the 24Broker.ro application there were subscribed polices of EUR 160mn in 2014, which is a 30% market stake of all intermediations performed by insurance brokers....more »
December 05, 2015 07:31
President Klaus Iohannis promulgated the law concerning deposit guarantee schemes and the Bank Deposit Guarantee Fund, the Presidential Administration reports cited by Agrepress. The main novelties refer to recognizing two administration regimes for bank deposit guarantee schemes, regulating the law of protective institutional systems and contractual schemes concerning guarantees, (...) regulating the procedure of official recognition of privately-managed deposit guarantee schemes by the National Bank of Romania as the authority designated to supervise such deposit guarantee schemes; introducing the option of deposit guarantee schemes from various European Union member states merging together; imposing an explicit supervision regime on continual bases by the National Bank of the activities of the privately-managed deposit guarantee schemes officially recognised in Romania....more »
November 12, 2015 11:55
A number of Romanian companies that have used EU funds will soon have to return most or all of the money they utilized. ...more »
November 10, 2015 13:09
According to EUROSTAT, Romania has seen the greatest growth in terms of retail trade in September of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014......more »
November 06, 2015 14:35
During this particular period, when companies are in the middle of the budgeting process for the following year , the state aid event was a great opportunity to get an overview on this incentive and learn more about financing investments on non-reimbursable funds through the State Aid Schemes for 2014-2020 in Romania .
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