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Market capitalization of Romanian companies up 20 pct to around EUR 20 bln in 2017

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The market capitalization of Romanian companies went up by 20 percent to around EUR 20 billion in 2017, while the main market for shares recorded a record capitalization of EUR 35.5 billion, said Lucian Anghel, the president of the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB). Moreover, the total value of transactions recorded on the BVB was up by 24 percent to EUR 3 billion in 2017 versus 2016. “2017 was a good year (…) We have ...

Microsoft looking to lease 20,000 sqm in Bucharest

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


U.S. tech group Microsoft is looking to lease some 20,000 sqm of modern office space in Bucharest, where it plans to consolidate its local operations, according to sources in the real estate market cited by ...

Bank Leumi agrees in principle to sell Romanian unit to Argo Capital Management

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Israel's Bank Leumi said on Wednesday that it has signed an agreement in principle for the sale of its 99.91% stake in its Romanian subsidiary to British investment fund Argo Capital Management, seenews.com informs.The decision is part of a strategy concentrating international operations in major financial centres through the bank's subsidiaries in the United States and the UK, Bank Leumi said in a statement filed to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange ...

Swiss group buys two aluminum casting factories in Romania

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Swiss group Georg Fischer, an important supplier of automotive components, has signed the acquisition of Eucasting Ro, the local subsidiary of Italian group Eucasting, ...

Engie Romania to acquire 262 cars worth close to EUR 3.6 mln from Renault Commercial Roumanie

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Engie Romania, one of the two big gas suppliers in Romania, will acquire 262 cars worth close to EUR 3.6 million, without VAT, from Renault Commercial Roumanie for its own fleet, business-review.eu informs. Renault submitted the only offer of Engie at the organized auction, which initially estimated the contract close to EUR 3.86 million. The contract was closed for one year period. In the ...

2017 transactions: M&A market crossed 3 billion euro threshold

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


For each economic sector, 2017 was the year when there were transactions - mergers and acquisitions (M&A) of hundreds of million euros which meant sometimes historic records. Names like Bitdefender, Sensiblu, Romanian Bank or Polisano changed their owners that year. The latest studies about mergers and acquisitions this year show that the market crossed the 3 billion euro threshold, the total value being three times higher than  in 2016, with ...

Vodafone Romania appoints Mostafa El Beltagy as CBU director starting March 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Mostafa El Beltagy, currently head of Vodafone Group Marketing Global Projects, will take over the role of Vodafone Romania’s Consumer Business Unit director starting March 2018, business-review.eu informs. He is replacing Andrea Rossini, who will be appointed Vodafone Italy’s Consumer Digital director. El Beltagy joined Vodafone in 2009 and held various management roles in prepaid, both segment and marketing, in ...

Iveco signs contract with Romania for 173 military trucks

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Iveco Defence Vehicles (Iveco DV) announces that on December 19, 2017 the company signed a contract with the Romanian Ministry of National Defence for the delivery of 173 military logistic vehicles, to be completed within 2018. This is further testament to Iveco DV’s leadership in technical and economic terms, armyrecognition.com reads. The contract encompasses purpose designed 6x6 military logistic vehicles from Iveco DV’s ...

Reuters: Penta’s Dr.Max pharmacy chain buys Romania’s A&D Pharma

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Central and eastern European pharmacy chain Dr.Max, owned by Penta Investments, has agreed to acquire Romania’s A&D Pharma Group to become the biggest operator in the country, Penta said on Thursday quoted by Reuters correspondent. A&D Pharma owns the Sensiblu and Punkt pharmacy networks, Mediplus wholesale and a marketing and sales ...

Piper Aircraft's dealer expands services in Bulgaria, Romania

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


U.S.-based aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft said that its dealer company OK Aviation Sales has expanded its services to Bulgaria and Romania, seenews.com informs. "This latest expansion of our territory provides OK Aviation with the opportunity to communicate the benefits of Piper’s wide range of products to prospective owners in Bulgaria and Romania," OK Aviation CEO Lubomir Cornak said in the statement. OK Aviation ...

AFI Europe Romania's gets 22 mln euro loan from Bank Leumi Romania

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Real estate developer AFI Europe Romania said on Wednesday it has signed a financing agreement worth 22 million euro ($25.9 million) with Bank Leumi Romania for the development of phase 1 of AFI Tech Park, its newest business park, seenews.com reports. Construction works for AFI Tech Park are advancing on schedule, as the skeleton structure has already been completed, AFI Europe Romania said in a press release. The total ...

Competition Council Oks the OTP Bank – Banca Romaneasca transaction

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Competition Council authorized the operation through which OTP Bank Romania acquired Banca Romaneasca and some of its Romanian assets, a press release informs quoted by romaniajournal.ro. ”The Competition Council’s analysis has led to the conclusion that the economic concentration operation does not raise significant obstacles to effective competition on the domestic market or on part thereof,” the release also ...

Turkish supplier of Arctic to invest EUR 50 mln in plant in Romania

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Turkish group Akim Metal will open a factory in Vacaresti, Dambovita county, which will supply components for the Arctic washing machines produced by the Turkish group Arçelik in Romania. The investment is estimated at EUR 50 million, reports ...

Romanian airline Blue Air opens subsidiary in Czech Republic

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Romanian low-cost operator Blue Air, the second largest airline in Romania after Wizz Air, will expand in the region by opening a subsidiary in Brno, in the South Moravia region of the Czech Republic. The company will operate seven flights from the Czech city, with the first flights being launched at the end of March, reports ...

Alstom awarded Romanian upgrading contract

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

 As part of the Asocierea RailWorks consortium with Aktor and Arcada, Alstom has been awarded a €40m contract to undertake electrification and resignalling for the modernisation of the 22 km Ilteu – Gurasada section of the Rhine – Danube Corridor in western Romania, railwaygazette.com informs. ‘Alstom teams are going to implement ERTMS Level 2 signalling systems, including GSM-R and electronic interlocking, as well as ...

Lidl Romania reaches 220 stores in 2017

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Lidl is consolidating its position on the Romanian market, having opened over 15 stores this year, in cities like Timisoara or Bucharest, but also in smaller towns like Calarasi or Valenii de Munte, business-review.eu informs. The last two openings programmed for this year will take place on December 21, in Constanta and Tulcea. By the end of 2017, Lidl will have 220 stores open in Romania. Each new Lidl unit carries out the ...

Reynaers Romania posts turnover of EUR 7 mln at the end of 2017, plans to open new showroom in 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Reynaers Romania, one of the most important European companies for aluminium durable solutions development, estimates a turnover of EUR 7 million at the end of 2017 and plans to open a new showroom in the center of Bucharest in 2018, business-review.eu reads. The business development continued this year through some of the biggest local projects and the export projects increase. In the first half of the year, the company ...

Romania's MedLife hikes capital by 67.6 mln lei (14.6 mln euro)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Romanian privately-owned medical services provider MedLife [BSE: M] said on Wednesday it has increased its share capital by 67.56 million lei ($17.3 million/14.6 million euro), seenews.com informs. MedLife will use the funds to fulfil objectives proposed to its shareholders in the medium term, while continuing to target a significantly larger growth than that of the market, both by organic development as well as through acquisitions, ...

Revetas, Cerberus Capital acquires Radisson and Park Inn complex in Bucharest

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Revetas Capital Advisors, along with Cerberus Capital Management and its affiliates, acquired Project Nemo, a hotel complex with approximately 86,000 square meters of gross leasable area in Bucharest, Romania, hotelmanagement.net informs. The complex includes the Radisson Blu and Park Inn hotels, consisting of a total of 697 guestrooms to be operated by the Rezidor Hotel Group, as well as approximately 7,500 square meters of prime retail space anchored by ...

German companies in Romania: Present situation is good, but worries for political-economic conditions and juridical stability grow

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


The present situation of German companies in Romania is good and short term expectations for their evolution are optimistic, but compared to the opinion poll in the fall of 2016, the percentage of those who see a worse situation on an average term has grown (2017: 29% worse, 2-16: 8%), show the results of the present questionnaire  made by the Romanian- German Chamber of Commerce and Industry of September 2017. Political-economic frame conditions are considered by far ...

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