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Mercedes-Benz expands operations in the US with a $1.2-B investment

Investment announcement made during the Tuscaloosa based plant’s 20th anniversary celebration. Strategic move of Mercedes-Benz to start production of electric passenger cars in the U.S. as part of its worldwide electric initiative. Tuscaloosa plant will manufacture SUV models for the company’s … Read the full press release

EBRD to fund 51 MW solar plant in the Al-Safawi area of northern Jordan

US$ 65 million to 51 MW FRV-ATC Al-Safawi Solar Power Plant LONDON, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Continuing to support Jordan’s solar programme, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending a US$ 65 million loan to fund a 51 MW … Read the full press release

EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti praised Ukraine’s progress in the reform process in recent years

Investment climate and anti-corruption efforts discussed at high-level meetings LONDON, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti concluded a visit to Ukraine on Friday afternoon after meetings with the country’s President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groyssman and a speech at the … Read the full press release

Stora Enso divested its 35% in Bulleh Shah Packaging (Private) Ltd. in Pakistan

HELSINKI, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Stora Enso has completed the divestment announced on 26 July 2017 of its 35% holding in the equity accounted investment Bulleh Shah Packaging (Private) Ltd. in Pakistan to the main owner Packages Ltd. The total cash … Read the full press release

Skanska to invest in 12,000 square meters office building in Prague, Czech Republic

STOCKHOLM, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska invests EUR 27M, about SEK 260M in the office project Praga Studios in Prague, Czech Republic. The seven-floor building will offer a total leasable area of about 12,000 square meters. Praga Studios is located in … Read the full press release

Citi and Deutsche Bank with first trades via LCH SwapAgent processed through MarkitSERV

Citi and Deutsche Bank execute first trades via LCH SwapAgent Service is latest innovation from LCH, introducing new efficiencies for the non-cleared derivatives market Designed to standardise and streamline OTC market infrastructure Plans to expand offering to include cross-currency swaps … Read the full press release

Legend Holdings acquires 89.936% stake in Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL)

Long-term strategic investment by Legend Holdings to grow BIL franchise in Luxembourg, Europe and internationally Hong Kong-listed diversified investment group commits to preserving and investing in the BIL brand, its employees and customer offering Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to retain … Read the full press release

CapMan Real Estate holds first and final closing of CapMan Nordic Real Estate II at EUR 425 million of equity commitments

HELSINKI, 06-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — CapMan Real Estate holds the first and final closing of CapMan Nordic Real Estate II (CMNRE II), its second pan-Nordic value-add fund, at EUR 425 million of equity commitments from Nordic, European and US institutional investors. … Read the full press release

CapMan appoints Joakim Frimodig as CEO

HELSINKI, 06-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Interim CEO and Deputy CEO of CapMan Joakim Frimodig has been appointed CEO of CapMan as of 1 September 2017. Frimodig has acted as Interim CEO from 4 May 2017. Earlier he has been responsible for … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse: the free float of STADA Arzneimittel AG changed by more than 10 percentage points

Free float adjustment for STADA Arzneimittel AG/ Changes to be effective as of 24 August 2017 FRANKFURT, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Monday, Deutsche Börse announced an unscheduled change to the MDAX Index. Due to the acquisition of STADA Arzneimittel … Read the full press release

Potash producer Uralkali takes US$850 million loan from 11 international banks

Berezniki, Russia, 21-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Uralkali (the Company; MICEX: URKA), one of the world’s largest potash producers, has signed a loan agreement in the amount of US$850 million with 11 international banks. Coordinating Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners of the pre-export finance facility were Commerzbank … Read the full press release

Investor AB appoints Jessica Häggström as new Head of Human Resources

STOCKHOLM, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In September, Jessica Häggström will succeed David Lindquist as Head of Human Resources at Investor. Jessica Häggström has since 1998 worked at Ericsson in various roles within Human Resources, such as Talent Management, Compensation and Benefits. … Read the full press release

UniCredit Bank Austria: The new Interest Garant Anleihe offers interesting investment opportunities in the medium-term maturity segment

The new Garant Anleihe combines shares, bonds, the commodity gold and a cash component, and is linked to an innovative guarantee system Capital security due to repayment of at least 100 percent of the nominal value at the end of … Read the full press release

CLH Group: nearly EUR 37 million invested in environmental projects in the 2014-2016 period

The initiatives aim at increasing the sustainability of its activities and reducing energy consumption in the company   MADRID, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The CLH Group invested nearly 37 million euros in environmental projects in the 2014-2016 period, enabling a more … Read the full press release

Schroders ranked second amongst world’s top 100 asset managers for its digital intelligence by Living Group

LONDON, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Schroders has been ranked second amongst the top 100 asset managers for its digital intelligence when communicating with clients. The 2017 report by Living Group analysed the digital communications of the world’s leading asset managers, with … Read the full press release

Private equity: Adveq renamed Schroder Adveq

LONDON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Schroders is today announcing the completion of the acquisition of Adveq, a leading asset manager investing in private equity globally. The acquisition, which was announced on 20 April 2017, has now received approval from the regulators. … Read the full press release

Bulgaria’s competition authority approves Dietsmann’s acquisition of Energoremont Holding

AC BREDA, The Netherlands, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dietsmann has acquired 97.5% of the shares of Energoremont Holding in Bulgaria [BUL: 6EG]. The remaining 2.5% of the shares are held by minority shareholders through the Bulgarian Stock Exchange. Dietsmann made the … Read the full press release

ENGIE makes new investments in Latin America, India and Cambodia through its social impact investment fund Rassembleurs d’Energies

Avec 3 nouveaux investissements d’ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies en Amérique Latine, en Inde et au Cambodge, près de 2 millions de personnes disposeront d’un accès à une énergie propre et durable d’ici 2020. La Défense, France, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Announcing the … Read the full press release

Allianz, EDF Invest and DIF consortium to acquire 6.94 percent stake in Italy’s largest toll road network

A consortium made up of Allianz, EDF Invest and DIF has completed the acquisition of a 6.94 percent stake in Autostrade per I’Italia, the largest Italian toll road network which is majority owned by Atlantia, the listed global operator of … Read the full press release

Renewables: EBRD invests EUR28.3 million in bonds issued by Hellenic Petroleum

Bank invests €28.3 million in corporate bond by Hellenic Petroleum to support diversification LONDON, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD has signed the first project under its new framework for renewable energy in Greece by subscribing to €28.3 million in bonds issued by Hellenic … Read the full press release

Reinet Fund S.C.A., F.I.S. net asset value stands at EUR 5 823 million as of 30 June 2017

LUXEMBOURG, 26-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Reinet Investments S.C.A.’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Reinet Fund S.C.A., F.I.S. has today announced its net asset value as at 30 June 2017 as follows: Quote Reinet Fund S.C.A., F.I.S. (‘the Fund’) Net asset value statement as at … Read the full press release

ABLV Bank: Pillar actively working on the development of the business and leisure area New Hanza

RIGA, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the first six months of 2017, Pillar was actively working on the development of the business and leisure area New Hanza, as well as continued selling out its real estate portfolio. With the intensive non-stop … Read the full press release

INFINOX Forex and CFD Broker Increases Additional Client Money Insurance to £1,000,000

INFINOX Capital Limited (“INFINOX”), an FX and CFD broker which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, has increased their additional clients’ deposit protection to £1,000,000 from the previous £500,000. LONDON, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Based in the … Read the full press release

Merck invests EUR 90 million in four sites in Germany, Switzerland and France

Relocations to drive focus on sites in Darmstadt, Schnelldorf (Germany), Buchs (Switzerland) and Molsheim (France) Sequential implementation until the end of 2022 € 90 million investment. Net impact of approximately minus 200 positions over 5 years DARMSTADT, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Central Bank of Ireland: Kennedy Kilbride (UK) is not authorised by the Central Bank as an investment firm

DUBLIN, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Central Bank of Ireland (‘Central Bank’) today (12 July 2017) published the name of an unauthorised firm, Kennedy Kilbride (UK). Kennedy Kilbride (UK) is not authorised by the Central Bank as an investment firm, investment … Read the full press release

Pearson to sell 22% stake in Penguin Random House Venture to Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA

LONDON, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Further to our January announcement, Pearson PLC (“Pearson”) today announces an agreement to sell a 22% stake in the Penguin Random House Venture (“PRH”) to our partner Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA (“Bertelsmann”) and recapitalise the … Read the full press release

Vivendi acquired the 59.2% stake in Havas held by the Bolloré Group

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Jörg Pietzner to lead UniCredit’s Investor Relations

MILAN, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit has appointed Jörg Pietzner to be the new Head of Investor Relations. He will take up the position during the first quarter of 2018 and will report to Mirko Bianchi, Chief Financial Officer. Jörg is … Read the full press release

Hydro to purchase Orkla’s 50% interest in Sapa

Orkla and Norsk Hydro (“Hydro”) have entered into an agreement whereby Hydro is to purchase Orkla’s 50% interest in Sapa. The sale is in line with Orkla’s strategy of being a leading branded consumer goods company.  OSLO, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Invest Europe: European venture capital fundraising at €6.4 billion in 2016

Global institutional investors looking to Europe’s experienced fund managers A-Z of start-up hubs across the continent leading innovation Developed ecosystem producing global VC-backed success stories BRUSSELS, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — European venture capital fundraising last year hit €6.4 billion — the … Read the full press release