Category Archives: Business

Business Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Europe Home Diagnostics Market Driven by Burgeoning Glucose Monitoring Device Sales, Consumer Demand for Non-Invasive Kits Largely Unmet – Fact.MR Study

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European home diagnostics industry is realigning to foster integration with the broader customer-centric healthcare services. Growing consumer preference for home-based diagnostics, combined with innovation in online platforms, is creating sustained opportunities in this … Read the full press release

SGS white paper: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is racing up the seafood industry agenda

From the farm to the processor, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is racing up the seafood industry agenda GENEVA, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Within the seafood sector, leading retailers and food service operators, as well as their supply chain partners have introduced … Read the full press release

SGS acquires Inter-Basic Resources, Inc. a leading provider of testing and verification for air and fluid filtration performance

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Inter-Basic Resources, Inc. (IBR), based in Grass Lake, Michigan, USA and Milton Keynes, UK. GENEVA, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — IBR is a leading provider of state-of-the-art testing and verification for air and fluid … Read the full press release

FINCANTIERI S.p.A.: Exit Offer has closed with valid acceptances of the Exit Offer of a total of 107,871,561 Vard shares

TRIESTE, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — FINCANTIERI S.p.A. (“Fincantieri”) announces that, in relation to the exit offer (“Exit Offer“) by its subsidiary Fincantieri Oil & Gas S.p.A. (“Fincantieri O&G“) for all the issued ordinary shares in the capital of Vard Holdings Limited (“Vard”) other … Read the full press release

Europe Bicycle Parking Racks Market Driven by Consumer Focus on Sustainability and Carbon Consciousness

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 17-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Investment in bicycle parking racks in Europe is surging at a brisk pace, with a new Fact.MR study valuing the Europe bicycle parking rack market at around US$ 850 million in 2018. According to … Read the full press release

Cefic, CHEM Trust, EEB, UK CIA: We urge UK to remain within REACH and participate in the ECHA post-Brexit

BRUSSELS, 17-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahead of the Brexit summit on 17 October, Cefic, CHEM Trust, the European Environment Bureau (EEB) and the UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) have today published an Open Letter to all EU Heads of State in the Financial … Read the full press release

Halloumi Cheese Popularity Soars in Europe as UK Maintains its Lead as the Largest Market – Fact.MR Study

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Glancing through the dairy segment of retail aisles in Europe offers a clear comparison of preference for halloumi cheese than other cheese varieties. According to a Fact.MR study on halloumi cheese market, 76% of … Read the full press release

Vehicle Interior Air Quality (VIAQ) Takes Centerstage in US$ 6.5 Million Europe Automotive Headliners Market

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The broader disruption in the automotive sector is rubbing off on the Europe automotive headliners market, as vehicle interior air quality (VIAQ) adds to the litany of factors that influence buyer behavior. The growing … Read the full press release

Centrica report shows how new energy technology could meet more than half of the 20% carbon reduction target by 2030 for the healthcare and hospitality industries

The ‘Powering Sustainability’ report highlights the opportunities for distributed energy technologies. WINDSOR, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Centrica plc has today released a new report which shows that new energy technology could meet more than half of the 20% carbon reduction target … Read the full press release

Direct Energy Business expands operations and customer footprint with the acquisition of retail electricity business of Source Power & Gas LLC

WINDSOR, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Direct Energy Business, a subsidiary of Centrica plc, announced today an agreement to purchase the retail electricity business of Source Power & Gas LLC, a wholly owned indirect U.S. subsidiary of Australian power company ERM Power … Read the full press release

Report of legal acts concluded by DIGI Communications N.V. in accordance with Romanian Law no. 24/2017 and FSA Regulation no. 5/2018 for September 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) announces that on October 15, 2018 the Company submitted a current report according to the requirements of Law 24/2017 (Article 82) and FSA Regulation no. 5/2018 for … Read the full press release

Notification shares buy-back: DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. reports to the regulated market the transactions which occurred under the DIGI symbol between 8-12 Oct 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In accordance with the Romanian National Securities Commission Regulation no. 5/2018 and art. 2 of the Commission Delegated Report (EU) 1052/2016, DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. reports to the regulated market (Bucharest Stock Exchange “BVB”, Romanian … Read the full press release

Europe Emulsifier and Co-Emulsifier Market Witnessing a Shift Towards Bio-based Variants – Fact.MR Study

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 11-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The unwavering consumer focus on personal variables such as effects of aging, being conscious about self-image and physical attractiveness has been capitalized by personal care product manufacturers, and as an outcome, new personal … Read the full press release

Ströer announces strategic sale of its Turkish out-of-home media business to Turkish co-shareholder

COLOGNE, 11-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ströer successfully sold its Turkish out-of-home media business. The former co-shareholder Murat Ilbak acquired the 90% shareholding in Ströer Kentvizyon for a transaction value of around EUR 15m. The Turkish business has not been part of … Read the full press release

Fact.MR Study on IBM Watson Services Market Lists Business Agility and Customer Service Transformation as Key Motivations to Adoption

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 10-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — IBM Watson Services continue to get significant traction from end-users, with over 72% respondents in Europe affirmative on using IBM Watson language services, according to a Fact.MR survey. The survey is part of the … Read the full press release

Europe Non-Dairy Toppings Market Riding on the Coattails of Growing Vegan Revolution, Finds a New Fact.MR Study

Europe-non-dairy-toppings-market

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 10-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Europe non-dairy toppings market revenues continue to head north, as the growing vegan population ramps up demand for non-dairy ingredients. Shelves and aisles across European retail stores and hypermarkets have been observed with … Read the full press release

Blockchain Cyber-security Firm Privus Raises $635k in Late Stage Seed Funding

Oversubscribed Round Extends International Investor Base to North America ZUG, Switzerland, 10-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Privus announced today that it has closed a funding round led by Silicon Valley and New York-based Rubicon Venture Capital and by a highly regarded, … Read the full press release

‘Sustainability’, ‘Functionality’ and ‘Cost-Effectiveness’ Among Key Expectations of European Consumers from Automotive Tow Bars Industry

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 09-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Increasing consumer pressure and broader sustainability trends are influencing automotive tow bars market players to adopt environment-friendly products, according to a new study by Fact.MR. The trend is especially pronounced in Europe, which … Read the full press release

Notification shares buy-back: DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. reports to the regulated market the transactions which occurred under the DIGI symbol between 1-5 Oct 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In accordance with the Romanian National Securities Commission Regulation  no. 5/2018 and art. 2 of the Commission Delegated Report (EU) 1052/2016, DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. reports to the regulated market (Bucharest Stock Exchange “BVB”, Romanian … Read the full press release

EBRD launched its new strategy for the agribusiness sector

Responsible, sustainable and innovative approach for the next five years EBRD the most active multilateral institution in agribusiness in its regions EBRD investment in the agribusiness sector to date exceeds €6.7 billion LONDON, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Addressing the growing challenges … Read the full press release

PIMCO enhances its muni platform and capabilities for clients with the acquisition of Gurtin Municipal Bond Management

In acquiring Gurtin Municipal Bond Management, which serves high and ultra-high net worth individuals, PIMCO invests in broadening and enhancing its muni platform and capabilities for clients. The combined business will manage $38 billion in dedicated municipal bond assets with … Read the full press release

Digitisation: HIH Group Selects Assetti as its Web-Based Platform Solution

HELSINKI, 04-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The HIH Group will be using Assetti as its web-based asset management tool to drive the progressing digitisation of its management processes. This was announced by the company today. Assetti supports the seamless collaboration between … Read the full press release

Orkla to create one strong food company in the Czech Republic and Slovakia with the integration of Hamé and Vitana

OSLO, 04-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The companies are both owned by Orkla but have been run as separate entities. Vitana has been a part of Orkla since 2013, and Hamé since 2016. The integrated company will be named Orkla Foods Česko … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä reorganises into two business areas to deliver increased value to its customers

HELSINKI, 04-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä has decided to reorganise into two business areas, Wärtsilä Marine Business and Wärtsilä Energy Business, covering both new sales and services for the respective markets. With this change, Wärtsilä aims to deliver … Read the full press release

Sanofi completes the divestment of its European generics business Zentiva to Advent

PARIS, 04-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi has completed the previously announced divestment of its European generics business Zentiva to Advent International (Advent) effective September 30. The transaction was finalized ahead of schedule for €1,9 billion (enterprise value). Sanofi announced the beginning … Read the full press release

Capgemini expands its digital marketing consulting expertise with the acquisition of June 21 in France

PARIS, 04-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini announced today the acquisition of June 21, a consulting firm specializing in digital marketing. With expertise in supporting the C-Suite on their data-driven digital transformation, June 21 will reinforce, notably in France, Capgemini Invent, the Group’s recently … Read the full press release

London Stock Exchange Group: ELITE and JobsOhio partner to accelerate growth of midmarket companies in Ohio

ELITE USA launches today; State of Ohio is first state in the United States to offer ELITE programme ELITE and JobsOhio sign a collaboration agreement to accelerate growth of midmarket companies in Ohio, supported by local network of partners Business … Read the full press release

Siemens enters the low-code application development market with the completion of Mendix acquisition

Siemens to accelerate investments and growth in Mendix’s organic business and verticals, fueling faster go-to-market expansion Mendix will continue building on its heritage of openness and extensibility, including its partner ecosystem Siemens to create SaaS solutions and extensions, leveraging joint … Read the full press release

Shell completes sale of its Downstream business in Argentina to Raízen for US$916 million

THE HAGUE, 02-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Shell CAPSA (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has completed the sale of its Downstream business in Argentina to Raízen for US$916 million in cash, subject to final price adjustments. The sale … Read the full press release

Notification shares buy-back: DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. reports to the regulated market the transactions which occurred under the DIGI symbol, 24-28 Sept 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania, 01-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In accordance with the Romanian National Securities Commission Regulation no. 5/2018 and art. 2 of the Commission Delegated Report (EU) 1052/2016, DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. reports to the regulated market (Bucharest Stock Exchange “BVB”, Romanian … Read the full press release