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Austrian Company Deal News and Analysis

Bwin & Party Gaming: Merger Plan Requirements now met in Austria

Merger between Austrian bwin Intereactive Entertainment AG and British PartyGaming planned to complete on 31 March 2011.

March 16, 2011

Saubermacher Plans Expansion

The Austrian recycling company continues developing successfully. An expansion in South East Europe is being sought.

March 11, 2011

Strabag: Takeover of Swiss Companies

Strabag becomes third-largest construction company in Switzerland with acquisition of Brunner Erben and Astrada. Output increases up to € 615m.

March 8, 2011

Merger between Agrana Juice and Ybbstaler Fruit Austria

The sugar, starch and fruit group Agrana and Raiffeisen Ware Austria (RWA) are considering a merger of their fruit juice concentrate subsidiaries.

March 1, 2011

OMV Closes Acquisition of Pioneer’s Subsidiaries in Tunisia

OMV paid $ 800m plus $ 39.3m working capital and remains committed to maintaining a strong investment grade

February 19, 2011

OMV: "Turkey as a Bridge for Oil and Gas Wells in the region"

The Austrian oil company, which has already invested € 2.0bn in Turkey, considers the location a starting point for the Middle East.

February 17, 2011

Epic Acquires 93% of Ukrtelecom

The Austrian investment company Epic has reached an agreement to acquire 93% of the Ukrainian company for € 1.0bn

February 15, 2011

Merger Within Telekom Austria

A1 Telekom Austria Restructures its M-Payment Subsidiaries: paybox and A1 Bank Merge to Form New paybox Bank AG

February 12, 2011

OMV Capital Increase Likely

Due to massive acquisitions in recent months, the Austrian OMV has to refinance. A capital increase is the most favorable option.

February 9, 2011

bwin: Possible Separation of the Swedish Subsidiary

Following the merger between the Austrian bwin and the British PartyGaming, bwin could be parted from the Swedish Ongame.

February 8, 2011

RBI Faces an Increase in Equity

The Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International will strengthen its equity, announces Attorney General Konrad.

February 8, 2011

Energie AG Plans Capital Increase

The Upper-Austrian energy company is to raise funds in order to realize further investment projects.

February 7, 2011

Purchase of Petrol Ofisi Lowers OMV´s Results

In its Trading Statement Q4/10, OMV announces extraordinary expenses due to the major purchase of the Turkish Petrol Ofisi amounting to € 170m.

February 5, 2011

Spanish FCC reaches for Alpine

The Spanish construction group FCC already has a share of 80% of the Austrian Alpine. The remaining 20% is to be also purchased now.

February 4, 2011

Raiffeisen Bank International Acquires 70% of Polbank

The Austrian RBI purchases Polbank for € 490m in cash. Polbank is seen as ideal complement to existing Raiffeisen Bank Polska .

February 4, 2011

Vienna Insurance Group Expands in Turkey

Vienna Insurance Group in Turkey: Acquisition of a 10 percent stake in Ray Sigorta is completed.

February 4, 2011

Wienerberger Raises Stake in Tondach Gleinstätten

Wienerberger transfers 50% of Bramac to Monier in exchange for an additional 25% stake in Tondach Gleinstätten AG and a cash settlement of € 40m.

February 2, 2011

CA Immo: „Bid of UniCredit too low“

UniCredit intends to increase its stake on the Austrian CA Immo up to 29%. The board regards the bid of € 12.35 per share as being “too low”.

January 30, 2011

bwin: Uncertain Future in Austria

After the approval by the shareholders of the merger with the British PartyGaming, the task division is still to be determined.

January 29, 2011

Telekom Austria Announces Closing of Spectrum Net Takeover

The acquisition of the second Bulgarian fixed network provider will be completed within the next weeks.

January 28, 2011

Croatian Purchase for Telekom Austria

Telekom Austria is facing the purchase of Croatia's fixed-network provider Metronet for the amount of € 100m. However, the bidding process is not complete yet.

January 25, 2011

Sanochemia Takes Over Alvetra & Werfft

The Austrian pharmaceutical company Sanochemia strengthens its market position through the acquisition of Alvetra & Werfft GmbH.

January 25, 2011

Bank Austria: Bank of Moscow is No Longer an Issue

Bank Austria will not submit an offer for the Bank of Moscow, against all market speculations. Instead, it will open its own branches.

January 20, 2011

Volksbanken to Sell Share in RZB

According to newspaper reports, the Austrian Volksbanken Group sells a 6% share on Raiffeisen Zentralbank.

January 17, 2011

Investment Inhibition in Austrian Companies

The investment situation of Austrian companies is analyzed in the liquidity situation report by PwC. There are still frictions present on the capital market.

January 14, 2011

Bank Austria Bids for Bank of Moscow

The UniCredit subsidiary is reported as holding talks with the Bank of Moscow to acquire a 46.5% stake.

January 14, 2011

CA Immo Expects Sharp Rise in Earnings

After a major expansion, the Vienna-based real estate company´s assets stand at above € 5.0bn. The annual growth rate has exceeded 30% since 2005.

January 12, 2011

Strong Merger Growth in Austria

The number of mergers has increased in 2010 by 12%. The Federal Competition Commission reported 238 cases.

January 12, 2011

Telekom Austria: New Acquisitions in Croatia?

The signs of Telekom Austria’s efforts to expand in Croatia are getting more evident. The group is being discrete however.

January 12, 2011

Polbank: Imminent Decision

The decision for the sales process of Polbank will be announced in the next few days, according to the parent company EFG Eurobank.

January 10, 2011

Energie Steiermark Acquires Majority Stake of Gas Supplier in Belgrade

67% of Serbian Beogas are being taken over by the Styrian energy company.The concession covers a service area in the Serbian capital, with over 400,000 customers.

January 10, 2011

OMV: Moody´s Warns Against Downgrade

The Austrian energy group has to refinance its acquisitions in Turkey and Tunisia. The American rating agency puts pressure on OMV.

January 10, 2011

OMV: Market Predicts Capital Increase

Due to acquisitions and the rating situation, analysts expect a capital increase of Austria's energy group.

January 7, 2011

OMV Expands in Tunisia

OMV acquires Tunisian Exploration and Production (E&P) subsidiaries of Pioneer Natural Resources for $ 800m plus working capital.

January 6, 2011

Immofinanz Acquires 49% in EHL

The Austrian real estate companies Immofinanz and EHL Immobilien GmbH agree to long-term cooperation.

January 4, 2011

A-Tec: Significant Increase of Quota is Probable

According to what is being heard about the negotiations of the creditors, it is clear that the quota should be increased. The vote on the restructuring plan takes place on Wednesday.

December 28, 2010

Merger Between Bwin and PartyGaming Finished

The common company, bwin.party digital entertainment, will be the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming provider.

December 24, 2010

Telekom Srbija: Minimum Price € 1.4bn

The Serbian Ministry of Economy announced today the minimum price for the majority stake in Telekom Srjbija. Telekom Austria is an interested party.

December 23, 2010

Raiffeisen Negotiates over Polbank

The Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) negotiates actively for the Polish Polbank.

December 23, 2010

OMV Closes Acquisition of 54.14% in Petrol Ofisi

OMV, an Austrian energy group, completed the acquisition of a 54.14% stake in Petrol Ofisi A.S.

December 22, 2010

Verbund Starts Restructuring in France

The Austrian energy company takes full control of the Poweo production subsidiary Poweo Production S.A.S.

December 22, 2010

New Project in Poland for Atrium

Atrium strengthens polish portfolio with € 168.5m acquisition of a shopping centre in Warsaw.

December 20, 2010

Ottakringer expands range of products

The Austrian beverage company performed four significant acquisitions, causing Ottakringer to be also represented in the CEE region.

December 16, 2010

Sattler AG Expands to the U.S.

The Austrian specialty textiles manufacturer based in Graz, acquires the American brand Outdura in North Carolina.

December 6, 2010

Vienna Insurance Group Expands in Albania

The Acquisition of Interalbanian by the biggest Austrian Insurance company is successfully completed.

December 6, 2010

Hypo Group: Motives for Purchase of BayernLB Unexplained

In 2007, when the Carinthian Hypo Group Alpe Adria was sold to the BayernLB, there were many critical technical opinions. The Bavarians bought despite them.

December 5, 2010

Vienna Insurance Group Takes a 100% Stake in TBIH

VIG now realizes an increased involvement in Turkey, Ukraine and Georgia.

November 26, 2010

Polbank: Intesa Bids, Raiffeisen Still in the Race

In the battle for the takeover of the Polish private bank Polbank, the Italian Intesa has already placed a bid. No comments are being made by Raiffeisen.

November 25, 2010

Volksbanken Group Announces Q3 Results

Österreichische Volksbanken-AG Group (VBAG) returns on a positive growth path. The turnaround has been successfully completed.

November 22, 2010

AE&E: Survival Less Likely Every Moment That Goes By

While the participants at the negotiating table constantly change, bankruptcy is imminent. An A-Tec without AE&E is now being worked on.

November 22, 2010