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Investment Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

EQT’s science based targets approved and validated by the SBTi

EQT accelerates its journey to address climate change by defining ambitious greenhouse gas emission (“GHG”) reduction targets, encompassing both its own and its portfolio investments’ operations EQT becomes the first private markets firm to formalize science based targets through the … Read the full press release

Crédit du Nord and Société Générale retail banks merger: 1,450 branches, 10 million clients with 25,000 employees in 2025

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 12-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Société Générale (EPA: GLE), a European leader in financial services with over 150 years of history, has announced it submits a complete dossier to its employee representative organisations setting out in detail the … Read the full press release

Angela Liu to lead Barclays China

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 11-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays (LON: BARC), a British multinational universal bank, has announced the appointment of Angela Liu as Country CEO, China. As Barclays continues to reinforce its Asia Pacific franchise the leadership change will strengthen … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse unveils next generation digital securities post-trade platform for truly digital and decentralised finance

Digital post-trade platform D7 enables end-to-end digital securities processing Over 80 per cent of German securities eligible to be digitised through centralised digital register by mid-2022, enabling same-day-issuance and paperless, automated straight-through processing Launch partners include leading financial institutions and … Read the full press release

Communications Technology: Triton Fund IV portfolio company EQOS Energie Deutschland GmbH acquires TCT TechnikCentrumThale GmbH

(PRESS RELEASE) BIBERACH, Germany, 5-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Triton Partners, a private equity investment firm with focus on medium-sized businesses across Europe, has announced that its Triton Fund IV portfolio company EQOS Energie Deutschland GmbH, one of the leading service … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse venture capital arm DB1 Ventures acquires minority stake in WeMatch, a fintech digitizing the wholesale derivatives industry

WeMatch is a fintech company focussing on trading workflows for the wholesale derivatives industry DB1 Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Deutsche Börse, leads the Series B funding round Other investors include Augmentum Fintech PLC, Illuminate Financial and existing … Read the full press release

Nutreco part of USD 7.5 million funding round in Norwegian salmon farming company AquaCon

(PRESS RELEASE) AMERSFOORT, 4-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Nutreco, a global leader in animal nutrition and aquafeed, has announced it participated in a USD 7.5 million (~EUR 6.5 million) funding round in Norwegian land-based salmon farming company AquaCon. Other companies that … Read the full press release

Sampo plc announces EUR 750 million share buyback programme

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 1-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Sampo Group (HEL: SAMPO), a Finnish financial and insurance group, has announced that the Board of Directors of Sampo plc, its parent company, has decided to launch a buyback programme for Sampo A … Read the full press release

ING initiates the repurchase of ordinary shares of ING Groep as part of €1.7 billion share buyback programme

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 1-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — ING (AMS: INGA), a Dutch multinational banking and financial services group, has announced the start of a share buyback programme under which it plans to repurchase ordinary shares of ING Groep, with a … Read the full press release

Orange to increase the capital of its bank with EUR 230 million; buys Groupama’s stake

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 1-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Orange S.A. (EPA: ORA), a French multinational telecommunications group, has announced it will invest EUR 230 million in its bank (Orange Bank) to increase the capital and speed up the growth projects envisaged … Read the full press release

Energy transition: TotalEnergies part of the World’s Largest Clean Hydrogen Infrastructure Fund

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 1-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced that the Company together with Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, and VINCI, … Read the full press release

Synova extension doubles TotalEnergies mechanical recycling production capacity in France

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 1-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced the launch of the extension of Synova in Normandy, the French leader in recycled polypropylene production. As a result TotalEnergies mechanical … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki new artificial intelligence methods for industrial and fusion research part of ITER fusion reactor in Southern France

The participation of Finnish industry in the construction of ITER fusion reactor and the utilization of innovations in other fields is promoted by a cluster of companies and research institutions. ITER is beeing constructed in Southern France. (PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, … Read the full press release

Ericsson inks 5-year tenor with two 1-year extension options USD 2 billion sustainability-linked revolving credit facility with 18 participating banks

USD 2 billion sustainability-linked revolving credit facility signed Transaction underlines the confidence in Ericsson’s financial and sustainable performance (PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 30-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company, has announced the signature of … Read the full press release

Luleälven Fastigheter AB buys an office building in Kiruna, Sweden from Skanska in a deal worth SEK 260M (EUR 25M)

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 30-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska (STO: SKA-B), a world leading project development and construction group, has announced the divestment of an office building in Kiruna, Sweden for about SEK 260M (EUR 25M). The buyer is Luleälven Fastigheter … Read the full press release

The insurance industry, Europe’s largest institutional investor, supports the EC’s proposal for the EUGBS (EU Green Bond Standard)

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 29-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation, has announced the publication of its response to a consultation by the EC on its proposal for an EU Green Bond Standard (EUGBS). The insurance … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank commits EUR 500 million to Ørsted’s increased capex programme on renewable energy projects

(PRESS RELEASE) FREDERICIA, 29-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ørsted (CPH: ORSTED), a Danish leading operator of offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants, has announced it secured a EUR 500 million loan from the European … Read the full press release

Diversity: Schroders becomes a signatory of the Charter for Black Talent in Finance and the Professions

The Charter focuses on Black talent in the industry and aims to go beyond statements to deliver ambitious targets and measurable data for recruitment, career progression and promotion. (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 27-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Schroders (LON: SDR), a British … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. Announces the Convocation of the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on 4 November 2021 in order to appoint KPMG N.V. as the Company’s new statutory auditor for the financial year 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) BUCHAREST, Romania, 23-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform the market and its investors that today, 23 September 2021, the Board of Directors of the Company convenes the extraordinary general meeting of … Read the full press release

Modernised ANNA Service Bureau (ASB): Key technology and infrastructure enhancements to benefit numbering agencies and ASB clients released today

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 23-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA), the membership organisation of national numbering agencies dedicated to the support of efficient capital markets through the use of widely embraced ISO standards, has announced the … Read the full press release

Tikehau Capital to acquire a 42% stake in Caisse des Dépôts subsidiary Egis

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 23-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Caisse des Dépôts, a French public sector financial institution created in 1816, has announced that it has received a binding offer from Tikehau Capital, the alternative asset management group with €30.9 billion AUM, … Read the full press release

Paul Achleitner, Deutsche Bank Chairman, speech at the 10th Frankfurt Supervisory Board Day, September 23, 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 23-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank (ETR: DBK), Germany’s leading multinational investment bank and financial services company, has announced that its Chairman Paul Achleitner will speak at the 10th Frankfurt Supervisory Board Day on September … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel repurchased 274,000 of its own common shares for EUR 27.64 million

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 21-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel (AKZA; AKZOY), pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years, has announced an update on its share buyback program for the period between September 13, … Read the full press release

Aviva completes £320m bulk purchase annuity transaction with John Laing Pension Fund, its 2nd buy-in transaction

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 17-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Aviva plc, a British multinational insurance company and a member of the FTSE 100 index, has announced the completion of a deal for a £320m bulk purchase annuity transaction with the John Laing … Read the full press release

Saxo Bank’s longest institutional partnership marks its 20th anniversary

(PRESS RELEASE) COPENHAGEN, 17-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Saxo Bank, a Danish investment bank specialized in online trading and investment, has announced the 20th anniversary of its partnership with Portugal’s Banco Carregosa, a wealth management specialist offering advisory, asset management and … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp transformation: the company divests Acciai Speciali Terni (AST) to Arvedi, one of Europe’s most significant steel makers

Further milestone achieved in focusing the portfolio and realigning the group Stainless steel business will profit from new owner’s willingness to invest and attractive development prospects Parties agree not to disclose purchase price; closing expected within first half of 2022 … Read the full press release

Norlandia Preschools AS to acquire Norwegian preschool chain Gnist Barnehager AS

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 16-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Altor, a family of private equity funds focused on the Nordic region, has announced the sale of Norwegian preschool chain Gnist Barnehager AS (“Gnist”) to Norlandia Preschools AS (“Norlandia”). The sellers are the … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse: The risk of inflation in Switzerland and Europe is too low for the European Central Bank and Swiss National Bank to raise key interest rates

Credit Suisse publishes “Monitor Switzerland” for Q3 2021 (PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 15-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse, a global wealth manager, investment bank and financial services firm, has announced the release of its quarterly “Monitor Switzerland” for Q3 2021. The … Read the full press release

Lima Expresa, VINCI Highways subsidiary in Peru, to upgrade toll plazas and bus stops as part of EUR 48 million investment plan

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 14-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Highways, a leading concessions company and provider of road transport services and part of VINCI Concessions SA, has announced that its subsidiary operating the Lima ring road expressways in Peru, Lima Expresa … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce sells its 23.1 percents in AirTanker Holdings Limited to Equitix Investment Management Limited for £189m (~EUR 222m)

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 13-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR., ADR:RYCEY), the pre-eminent engineering company with focus on world-class power and propulsion systems, has announced the sale of its 23.1% shareholding in AirTanker Holdings Limited to Equitix Investment Management Limited for … Read the full press release