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Škoda Transportation acquires remaining 25% of Transtech; becomes the 100% owner of the only Scandinavian manufacturer of rolling stock in Finland

The Škoda Transportation Group became the 100% owner of the only Scandinavian manufacturer of rolling stock in Finland, the Transtech company. The majority stake in Transtech was purchased by Škoda in August 2015. The agreement to buy the remaining 25 … Read the full press release

Leading European Crowdfunding Firm FundedByMe Kicks-Off Property Portal MIPARO’s Campaign May 21

UPPSALA, Sweden, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MIPARO, a residential real estate home listing portal for emerging markets, based in Sweden, announced today that their crowdfunding campaign with FundedByMe, a leading European based firm, will begin May 21, 2018. It will run … Read the full press release

Digi Communications NV Announces that Conditional stock options were granted to several Directors of the Company based on the general shareholders’ meeting approval from 2 May 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania, 18-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Company would like to inform the market and its investors that, on 18 May 2018, Mr. Serghei Bulgac (Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Company), Mr. Valentin Popoviciu (Executive Director of … Read the full press release

Digi Communications NV Announces the Exercise of stock options in accordance with the stock option plan approved at the level of the Company in 2017 for its Executive Directors

BUCHAREST, Romania, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Company (Digi Communications NV) would like to inform the market and its investors that on 15 May 2018 Mr. Serghei Bulgac, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Company and Mr. Valentin … Read the full press release

DLL appoints Mike Janse as Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Board

EINDHOVEN, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DLL, a global provider of asset-based financial solutions, announced today the appointment of Mike Janse as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Executive Board of DLL. This new appointment takes immediate effect. Janse … Read the full press release

SGL CFL CE becomes a stand-alone company under the new name of COBEX

WIESBADEN, 15-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SGL CFL CE, a Triton Fund IV company, has completed the process of becoming a new stand-alone company competing under the name of COBEX. The company will continue to operate in the market as a global … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse and Clearstream to create a common FinTech Acceleration Platform with FinTech company figo and RegTech start-up Finologee

FRANKFURT, 15-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Börse Group and its post-trade services provider Clearstream will partner with Germany-based FinTech figo and Luxembourg-based RegTech start-up Finologee to create a common FinTech Acceleration Platform. The launch is targeted for the fourth quarter … Read the full press release

Volvo Group completes divestment of Chinese subsidiary holding shares in Inner Mongolia North Hauler Joint Stock for approximately SEK 1.0 billion

GOTHENBURG, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volvo Group has now completed the previously announced divestment of a Chinese subsidiary holding shares in Inner Mongolia North Hauler Joint Stock Co., Ltd (NHL) for approximately SEK 1.0 billion. The divestment resulted in a capital … Read the full press release

Silver is Gold: The first European Silver Economy Awards have announced its winners

May 3, 2018 ¦ Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, Fraunhofer Institute Portugal and ProjectRay have been honoured as winners of the first edition of the European Silver Economy Awards. BRUSSELS, Belgium, 11-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On Thursday May 3, the … Read the full press release

Anti-rating: No leap of faith here: 15 countries with restrictions on cryptocurrency transactions

Worldcore, an international company that specializes in payment transactions and serves over 300,000 clients in 47 countries, has comprised its own rating of 15 countries where you may encounter problems with cryptocurrency transactions or mining. PRAGUE, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

ArcelorMittal: merger clearance by the European Commission for AM Investco Italy Srl’s proposed acquisition of Ilva S.p.A

LUXEMBOURG, 08-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ArcelorMittal (‘the Company’) announces that it has been granted merger clearance by the European Commission (‘EC’ or ‘the Commission’) for AM Investco Italy Srl (AM Investco)’s proposed acquisition of Ilva S.p.A (Ilva). EC merger clearance … Read the full press release

Glencore acquires 49% interest in the Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) coal mine in NSW, Australia

BAAR, 07-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore has completed the acquisition of a 49% interest in the Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) coal mine in NSW, following the receipt of regulatory approvals. The HVO Joint Venture (JV) with Yancoal, which owns a 51% … Read the full press release

Allianz will phase out both its proprietary investments in coal-based business and its insurance coverage of such risks by 2040

Withdrawal from insuring single coal-fired power plants and coal mines in operation or planning, effective immediately Exclusion of coal risks by 2040 in Property and Casualty business and in proprietary investments Joining the Science Based Target Initiative: Commitment to the … Read the full press release

Allianz Group sells 8.4 percent stake in Banco BPI to CaixaBank for 178 million euros

Allianz Group sells 8.4 percent stake in Banco BPI to CaixaBank Allianz and CaixaBank agree to reorganize terms of insurance distribution cooperation in Portugal Allianz Group aims to extend and deepen insurance partnership in Portugal with Banco BPI, subject to … Read the full press release

Belarus’ capital Minsk joins EBRD’s Green Cities Framework

Official launch of the city’s Green City Action Plan Belarus is beginning its work under the EBRD’s Green Cities Framework Kick-off meeting for Minsk’s Green City Action Plan to identify, prioritise and address its most pressing environmental challenges This is … Read the full press release

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped establish the first Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skills Organisation in Jordan

Skills Organisation launched in Amman First Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skills Organisation in Jordan to help improve standards Huge potential for tourism and hospitality growth in Jordan Sector Skills Organisation to help boost employment in the country LONDON, 07-May-2018 — … Read the full press release

Salini Impregilo appointed Goldman Sachs to assess strategic options for the Plants and Paving business unit of Lane

MILAN, 04-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In the context of consolidating its growth strategy in the US large infrastructure business sector, Salini Impregilo is currently evaluating several investment opportunities as well as non-core asset divestments options. To this end Salini Impregilo … Read the full press release

Bekaert to acquire Ontario Teachers’ 33% equity share in Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group

Kortrijk, Belgium, 03-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Bekaert and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers’) have reached an agreement in principle for the acquisition by Bekaert of Ontario Teachers’ 33% equity share in Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group. The ropes and advanced cords business, whose … Read the full press release

Koninklijke Philips N.V.: successful pricing of EUR 500 million fixed rate notes due 2024 and EUR 500 million fixed rate notes due 2028

AMSTERDAM, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Koninklijke Philips N.V. (“Royal Philips”) (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the successful pricing of its issue of EUR 500 million fixed rate notes due 2024 and EUR 500 million … Read the full press release

Lagardère group in exclusive negotiations with Czech Media Invest for the sale of its magazine titles in France

PARIS, 23-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Lagardère group announces that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Czech Media Invest in order to sell its magazine titles in France, including Elle and its various extensions including online presence of Elle France, Version Femina, Art … Read the full press release

Sky to sell its 20% stake in Sky Betting & Gaming to Canadian company The Stars Group Inc.

Isleworth, United Kingdom, 23-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sky has agreed to sell its 20% stake in the online betting and gaming business, Sky Betting & Gaming (“SBG”) to The Stars Group Inc. (“The Stars Group”), a Canadian company listed on both … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund and the National Bank of Greece sign guarantee agreements worth €640 million for SMEs in Greece

BRUSSELS, 16-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From very small businesses and start-ups to mid sized enterprises, more than 5,000 companies will benefit from loans amounting to EUR 640 million. The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the National Bank of Greece (NBG)have … Read the full press release

The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation loans USD 2 million to FINCA Microfinance Company Jordan for on-lending to MSMEs

Credit facility will help drive financial inclusion by expanding access to working capital loans Montrouge, France, 13-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation will provide a USD 2 million loan to FINCA Microfinance Company Jordan (FINCA Jordan), a FINCA … Read the full press release

Ferrovial lists additional notes on the Main Securities Market (MSM) of Euronext Dublin

DUBLIN, 12-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Spain’s global services and infrastructure provider, Ferrovial, lists additional notes on the Main Securities Market (MSM) of Euronext Dublin with issuance of €100m notes from its €1bn Euro Commercial Paper (ECP) programme. A subsidiary of Ferrovial, Ferrovial Netherlands … Read the full press release

Why successful Invested Investor Simon Blakey feels he is sometimes a relationship therapist!

Serial investor Blakey shares his first rate tips from two decades of Angel Investing! CAMBRIDGE, 12-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Invested Investor is a publishing project that aims to increase the success rate for entrepreneurs and early investors by sharing … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce to sell L’Orange to Woodward Inc for enterprise value of €700 million

Westhampnett, United Kingdom, 10-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell L’Orange, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, to Woodward Inc., for an enterprise value of €700 million (£610 million). Woodward … Read the full press release

CONDA ICO: Whitelisting phase started as of April 1st

On Easter Sunday, April 1st 2018, Austrian crowdfincancing platform CONDA began the whitelisting phase of its Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Moving forward, interested parties can register online, even before the official start of the crowd sale. VIENNA, 10-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

ArcelorMittal Chairman Lakshmi Mittal: We believe that ArcelorMittal, together with NSSMC, has the most relevant credentials and experience and is the most credible owner for Essar Steel

LUXEMBOURG, 05-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (‘NSSMC’) announce that ArcelorMittal’s subsidiary ArcelorMittal India Private Limited (‘AMIPL’) has today submitted an offer in the re-bidding process for Essar Steel India Limited (‘Essar Steel’) in connection … Read the full press release

EBRD loans €5 million to microfinance provider MKF Partner in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Loan to microfinance provider MKF Partner will be invested in residential sector EBRD loan of up to €5 million to MKF Partner, a microfinance institution Energy efficiency loans to residents and vendors of green technology Increasing availability of finance to … Read the full press release