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TJP ADVISORY & MANAGEMENT SERVICES GMBH AND M&A INTERNATIONAL INC. MEMBERS CREATE OAKLINS, A NEW GLOBAL INVESTMENT BANKING GROUP

Today, TJP Advisory & Management Services GmbH and members of the worldwide M&A International organization announce the creation of a new global player: Oaklins. As a result, TJP Advisory & Management Services GmbH now becomes Oaklins Austria.

October 10, 2016

Voestalpine Acquires Specialty Steel Firms in Shanghai and Barcelona

Voestalpine steel buys two specialty steel firms. With the purchase of Advanced Tooling Tek (ATT) in Shanghai, China, and the Sermetal Group in Barcelona, Spain, Voestalpine is enhancing its position as a producer of special steels. Both companies are specialized in the processing and sale of special steel products for tool and mold-making, a segment whose main customers are the automotive and electronics industries. Together ATT and the Sermetal Group have around 160 employees and generated a total revenue of around EUR 43 million in 2015.

April 7, 2016

RBI Not to Sell Zuno Bank to ABH Holdings

The sale of Raiffeisen Bank International’s (RBI) direct bank Zuno to the Alfa Banking Group will not be concluded because ABH Holdings withdrew from the contract of sale.

March 1, 2016

Czechs Jirí Šmejc and Karel Komárek Want to Take Control of Casinos Austria

The Czech consortium Austrian Gaming Holding (AGH) of billionaires Jirí Šmejc and Karel Komárek, headquartered in Prague may soon be new majority owner of Casinos Austria AG. According to the Federal Competition Authority (BWB), Austrian Gaming Holding intends to increase one hand its stake in Medial to 88.89 percent and on the other hand to acquire 16.79 percent of Casinos Austria AG shares. Through these acquisitions, AGH will hold directly or indirectly 50.82 percent of the shares and thus acquire sole control of the CASAG.

January 21, 2016

Hungarian Central Bank Buys Austria's 68.8% Stake in Budapest Stock Exchange

Austrian shareholders CEESEG and OeKB sell their 68.8% stake in Budapest Stock Exchange to Hungarian Central Bank for €42m ($45m), the Hungarian central bank confirmed officially.

November 24, 2015

Ad-hoc information from Flughafen Wien AG on an offer to increase its holding in Malta Airport

Flughafen Wien AG hereby announces that it makes an offer conditional to the approval of the Supervisory Board of FWAG to acquire SNC Lavalin Inc's stake in Malta International Airport plc ("Malta Airport").

August 24, 2015

Conwert in Talks to Purchase BGP Investment's German Properties

Conwert Immobilien Invest SE currently is in exclusive discussions with BGP Holdings Europe S.à.r.l. with respect to the potential acquisition of the German residential property assets of BGP Investment S.à.r.l., an subsidiary of BGP Holdings Europe S.à.r.l.

July 22, 2015

Austrian Railways Eyes Acquisitions Across Central and Eastern Europe

Oesterreichische Bundesbahnen (OeBB), the Austrian state railway operator, is eyeing rail cargo operator buys across Central and Eastern Europe, a source close to the company and a person claiming knowledge of the situation said. OeBB, with EUR 3bn in revenue, believes a number of opportunities will soon come up in countries “east of Austria”, including countries of the former Yugoslavia, the source said.

July 6, 2015

BWT Aktiengesellschaft / BWT signs framework agreement for the takeover of the majority in Mettem Technologies in Russia, strengthens itsmarket presence in the consumer business

The BWT Group has strengthened its presence in the point-of-use consumer business with a majority interest in the Mettem Technologies Group, Moscow, secured by the signing of a framework agreement.

January 23, 2015

C.A.T. oil AG / Management Board and Supervisory Board publish Joint-Reasoned Statement on Takeover Offer made by Joma Industrial Source Corp.

Management Board and Supervisory Board recommend shareholders to accept takeover offer by Joma Industrial Source Corp.

December 19, 2014

C.A.T. oil AG / C.A.T. oil AG informed about alleged incorrectness of offer document

The management board of C.A.T. oil AG was informed by AB PCO Investment Limited (Cyprus), an investment vehicle of the member of the management board Anna Brinkmann, on 12 December 2014 that the offer document which was published by Joma Industrial Source Corp. on 11 December 2014 in conjunction with its mandatory takeover offer for all shares of the Company is allegedly incorrect in two respects.

December 12, 2014

C.A.T. oil AG / C.A.T. oil AG notes the publication of the mandatory offer by Joma Industrial Source Corp.

C.A.T. oil AG, one of the providers of oil and gas field services in Russia and Kazakhstan, notes today's publication of the offer document for the mandatory public takeover offer announced by Joma Industrial Source Corp. on October 31, 2014.

December 11, 2014

ams AG / ams enters agreement to acquire private sensor specialistacam-messelectronic

ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide manufacturer of high performance sensor and analog solutions, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in acam-messelectronic, a leader in highly accurate time-based measurement and related sensor solutions, in an all-cash transaction.

December 4, 2014

Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG / SBO to acquire Canadianfirm "Resource Well Completion Technologies Inc."

SBO to acquire Canadian firm "Resource Well Completion Technologies Inc."

November 25, 2014

C.A.T. oil AG / C.A.T. oil AG calls for full transparency

The Management Board of C.A.T. oil AG is fully committed to get clarification on the asserted shareholder change at its major shareholder CAT. Holding and the mandatory public takeover offer announced by Joma Industrial Source Corp. on October 31, 2014.

November 5, 2014

C.A.T. oil AG / C.A.T. oil AG comments on announced mandatory publictakeover offer by Joma Industrial Source Corp.

The Management Board of C.A.T. oil AG, a provider of oil and gas field services in Russia and Kazakhstan, takes note of the announcement of a mandatory public takeover offer by Joma Industrial Source Corp, a company affiliated with Mr. Maurice Dijols and domiciled in the British Virgin Islands. The Management Board of the Company has not been approached by the Bidder and the decision to launch a takeover offer is unsolicited.

October 31, 2014

Who is Private Equity Investor Advent International?

Advent International is an American global private equity firm focused on buyouts of companies in Western and Central Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. The firm focuses on international buyouts, growth and strategic restructuring in five core sectors. In 2008 the firm raised an additional €1 billion for investments in Central and Eastern Europe. Advent has acquired a number of companies in Central and Eastern Europe through its dedicated regional funds. These include Romanian Ceramica IASI, one of Romania’s leading ceramic bricks and clay roof tiles producers, Bolix, a leading Polish producer of construction chemicals, Dufa Deutek, Romania’s largest decorative paints producer, and LaborMed Pharma, which manufactures and distributes generic pharmaceuticals primarily for cardiovascular and central nervous system aliments, and now Hypo Group Alpe Adria's Balkan assets.

October 30, 2014

IFM Global Infrastructure Fund: Public Offer for minority stake of Flughafen Wien AG

The IFM Global Infrastructure Fund intends to launch a public voluntary offer pursuant to §§ 4 et seq of the Austrian Takeover Act to acquire a non-controlling minority stake of between 20% and 29.9% of the share capital of Flughafen Wien AG through its indirect subsidiary, Airports Group Europe S.à r.l.

October 13, 2014

Strabag aquires industry services provider DIW

Strabag SE has acquired DIW Instandhaltung Ltd. & Co. KG of Stuttgart, a 100 % subsidiary of Voith GmbH, for integration into its property and facility services division Strabag PFS.

September 30, 2014

RHI AG / Transaction of the acquisition of magnesite mining rights and existing production facilities in Turkey abandoned

The contract signed between Magnesit Anonim Sirketi, a Turkish subsidiary of RHI AG, and the Turkish Cihan Group for the acquisition of a raw material plant and mining rights in Erzurum, Turkey, provided for different contractual conditions for the final fulfillment of the transaction (closing). Although the deadline was repeatedly extended, several of these contractually defined conditions were not met. Consequently, the transaction was not closed at the expiry of the long stop date on September 30, 2014.

September 30, 2014

S&T Leads the Acquisition of Smart Grid Market Leader in Europe

S&T AG signed today a contract for the acquisition of the smart grids business of the California-based Echelon Corporation. The acquisition is to take place via a company that will soon be founded, and in which S&T AG will have a 40% stake, with the rest of the new company's shares being held by strategic and financial investors. The corresponding contracts have already been concluded.

August 22, 2014

UIAG to Take Over 40% of Mbi-Group for EUR 8 Million

Investments firm UIAG agreed to take over 40 percent in industrial machining manufacturing company mbi-group Beteiligung GmbH, parent of machine maker Anger Machining, for EUR 8 million in capital hike and funds, UIAG said.

July 2, 2014

RBI Raiffeisen Bank International Swallows Centrobank

Raiffeisen Centrobank (RCB), which is the investment vehicle of Raiffeisen group, will be integrated into its parent RBI Raiffeisen Bank International.

June 30, 2014

Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank AG Changes Its Corporate Name to Austrian Anadi Bank AG

HYPO ALPE-ADRIA-BANK AG, former Austrian subsidiary of HYPO ALPE-ADRIA-BANK INTERNATIONAL AG, adopted a change in corporate name to Austrian Anadi Bank AG by means of an amendment to the articles of association approved at the extraordinary shareholder's meeting held on 16 June 2014.

June 27, 2014

S&T Buys 48% Stake of Russia's Affair OOO for EUR 5.87 Million

By acquiring a huge stake in the Russian energy and software development company, Linz based S&T AG substantially expands its appliances segment and smart energy portfolio. Affair OOO group employs 600 employees; its annual revenues amount to EUR 70 million. S&T's consolidated revenue is set to rise in 2015 to EUR 440 million.

June 6, 2014

ams AG / ams enters agreement to acquire private gas sensorspecialist AppliedSensor

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June 4, 2014

BSH Vienna is Partially Taken Over by German BSH Group

With the goal of strengthening its international market presence, the TROX Group acquired parts of BSH Group.

May 31, 2014

Croatia: Adris Grupa to Bid for Insurer Croatia Osiguranje

The Croatian financial regulator HANFA has approved Adris Grupa, the largest tobacco company on the Balkans, placing its bid to take over insurance company Croatia Osiguranje.

May 12, 2014

Verbund: Trying to Get Rid of Sorgenia

The Austrian utility Verbund announced not being willing to invest any further money into loss-making Italian energy group Sorgenia.

May 8, 2014

Poland: Bank BZ WBK Expects High Growth of Profit

The Polish affiliate of Spanish Banco Santander, Bank BZ WBK, expects net profits in 2014 to increase compared to last year’s volume.

April 30, 2014

Hypo Group: Already a “Catastrophe“ in 2006

In the court proceedings against the former member of the supervisory board of regional lender BayernLB former head of Hypo Group’s board Wolfgang Kulterer called the situation Hypo was in a “catastrophe”.

April 28, 2014

Austria: Difficult Market Situation for Selling Bawag

The selling of Bawag PSK proves difficult for its owner which is why an IPO is considered a realistic phasing-out scenario. However, experts doubt that an IPO will be a “highflyer”.

April 24, 2014

Poland: BNP Paribas Bank Polska Hopes for Higher Profits

Because of the merger with BGZ Bank BNP Paribas Bank Polska, the Polish branch of the French financial giant, expects a growth of return on equity (ROE) in the double-digit figures.

April 24, 2014

Polish Insurer PZU Gains More Power in Baltic States

As announced by the Polish insurance company, PZU took over three Baltic competitors.

April 17, 2014

Conwert to Leave Germany?

A consortium of investors is highly interested in the German subsidiary of the Austrian real estate group. The consortium is led by conwert´s former board director Johannes Meran.

April 16, 2014

Hypo Group Alpe Adria: Massive Losses in Italy

Last year, the distressed Austrian lender recorded losses in the amount of € 2.7bn. In Italy, losses were highest.

April 11, 2014

Austria: VBAG Sells Malta Affiliate

Partly nationalized VBAG (Österreichische Volksbanken AG) has sold its banking affiliate VB Malta to Maltese Mediterranean Bank (MedBank).

April 11, 2014

Poland: BZ WBK to Take Over Santander Consumer Bank

Bank BZ WBK was given the go-ahead by the Financial Market Regulator KNF to acquire a 60 percent stake in retail bank Santander Consumer Bank (SCB) from their joint parent bank Banco Santander.

April 9, 2014

ECB Puts Pressure on Hypo Group

The distressed Austrian nationalized lender has no access to the Eurosystem monetary policy credit instruments. About ten potential buyers might be interested in the Balkan lender.

April 5, 2014

Bosnian Billionaire to Acquire Hypo Group?

The Finance Ministry confirmed the announcement and is now examining the offer.

April 4, 2014

Hungary: OTP Approaches Acquisition of MKB

MKB, the Hungarian loss-making affiliate of German regional lender BayernLB, is approaching its acquisition by the biggest lender OTP.

April 3, 2014

PKO BP Closes Takeover of Nordea

According to the Polish Bank, the takeover of the Polish affiliate of the Swedish banking group is concluded.

April 2, 2014

Poland: PZU to Take over RSA’s Baltic Branch?

Polish insurance company PZU intends to take over the Baltic assets of British ailing insurer RSA.

April 1, 2014

BayernLB: “Odd“ Sponsoring Contracts in Carinthia

Former managers of the German regional bank are under suspicion of having bribed then-governor of the Austrian province of Carinthia.

March 31, 2014

Austria: VBAG Downgraded to Junk Status

Moody´s has lowered VBAG´s rating. According to the rating agency, the partly nationalized Austrian bank has no investment grade anymore.

March 29, 2014

Poland: PZU to Takeover Healthcare Companies

Polish insurance group PZU is considering the acquisition of two healthcare enterprises.

March 18, 2014