Analysis, Archive, Banking, Business, Features

Mergers and acquisitions with profound effect upon Bulgarian banks’ online reputation

by Petar Galev, Media Analyst, Perceptica The aim of this study is to seek a correlation between a bank’s portfolio (in terms of consumer finances, such as consumer loans and mortgages) and the way its products were perceived on social … Read more

Business, Features, Technology

Southеast Europe: connectivity is the key

by Gregor Potocar, Managing Director of SAP SEE Southеast Europe (SEE) is a highly important region for SAP – the business software company employs more than 1600 people in this region alone, most of them in development and engineering positions. … Read more

Analysis, Banking, Business, Features, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Technology

M&A in SEE – Pick-up in investment activity continues

by Julian Gikov, Konstantin Ivanov, Octavian Goga, Helena Simicevic, Raiffeisen Bank International Growth on the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market in Southeast Europe (SEE) continued to accelerate in 2017 and 2018. M&A activity in most SEE countries was influenced by … Read more

Analysis, Automotive, Business, Features, Technology, Transport

Bulgaria’s E-Mobility Dream

By Radomir Ralev With a total of 12,280 deaths attributable to poor air quality annually, Bulgaria’s mental problems seem obvious. When it comes to the ratio of deaths relative to population, Bulgaria’s situation is even more desperate, as the country is the indisputable … Read more

Banking, Banking, Business

Moldova Agroindbank plans entry on foreign markets, seeks strategic investor

  Moldova Agroindbank, also known as MAIB, is the leading systemic bank in Moldova, an Eastern European country sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine. The bank holds a market share of over 30% and maintains a nationwide network of almost 70 … Read more

Business, Energy, Interviews

Same rules on cross-border electricity trade should apply in EU and other countries within wider European market

  As countries in Southeast Europe (SEE) make steps towards the liberalisation of their power markets, SeeNews talks to Janez Kopac, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat and former general director for energy at the Slovenian economy ministry. Kopac acted as … Read more

Business, Features

LAUNCHub: SEE boasts talent-rich startup ecosystem

LAUNCHub is a 9.0 million euro seed fund, based in Bulgaria, investing in the most promising startups in Southeast Europe (SEE). Since 2012, LAUNCHub has invested over 3.5 million euro in 47 portfolio companies. Over 140 founders have joined the big family and in less than two years have managed to attract a further 3.5 million euro-plus of follow-on funding. As of September 2014, LAUNCHub’s portfolio includes companies from nine countries in SEE – Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Greece, Ukraine, Austria and Switzerland. Read more

Business, Features

M&A 2011: a bitter-sweet business in central and Southeast Europe

Central and Southeast Europe was in tune with the global trend in the merger and acquisition (M&A) business last year which seemed set for a great party but saw its enthusiasm dampened by the European sovereign debt crisis. Read more