Two Romanian companies have received international recognition at the third edition of the Central and Eastern European Capital Markets Awards held in Warsaw. The annual award ceremony brings to the forefront the most important achievements of listed companies in the regional capital markets.
„The international recognition of BVB efforts proves once again the size and the impact of the projects initiated in the recent years. The revival of the initial public offering market was noticed by the international community, and MedLife listing brings Romania in the spotlight of the region, showing the dynamics of the market and the returns offered to investors. We received another important signal related to the potential of the Romanian capital market in the regional financial centre”, said Lucian Anghel, BVB President.
Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) was awarded for „Best IR Department of a listed company in Central and Eastern Europe”.
„BVB IR team maintains direct relations with investors but is also actively involved in developing avenues and communication tools, being a leader in the field and a laboratory of new ideas. Examples of the latter are InvestingRomania, the only CEE online platform run actively by BVB in a close partnership with a national news agency, or APPLY BVB, a unique information channel available in mobile environment, or 7/24 Capital, a nucleus of a future online television”, said Daniela Serban, Investor Relations & Public Relations Director at BVB.
MedLife (M), the largest private healthcare service provider in Romania, was awarded twice at CEE Capital Market Awards for „Best overall company of the year in Central and Eastern Europe” and for „Top performing company”.
„We are extremely honoured to receive these two awards. The great performance of a Romanian business, a brand built by Romanian doctors, at the European level is important, moreover that it was achieved as a listed company at the Bucharest Stock Exchange. Without any doubt, our merger and acquisitions policy and the success of integrating new companies, along with the management of Romanian founders, added value to our work. We hope that more and more investors will come at BVB and more and more companies will understand that the road to performance goes through governance, financing by other means than private equity or commercial borrowing”, said Mihai Marcu, President of MedLife’s Board.
MedLife, founded in 1996, operates the largest private clinics’ network, several medical laboratories, general and specialized hospitals in Romania. The total value of the IPO that took place at BVB in December 2016 amounted to RON 230 million (EUR 50.5 million) for a 44% stake in the company. MedLife shares began trading at a price of nearly RON 26 and now are traded at over RON 37, an increase of over 40% in less than 9 months.
The 3rd edition of the CEE Capital Markets Awards was organized by Biznis Polska, and there were over 80 nominations in 19 categories. The other Romanian companies nominated were Bittnet, BRD Asset Management, Cemacon, Conpet, Erste Asset Management, Fondul Proprietatea, Globalworth, OMV Petrom, Patria Bank, Teraplast and Romanian law firms Bondoc&Asociatii, Clifford Chance Badea and Musat&Asociatii. The jury was made up of over 30 experts from the regional and international financial community. More information is available on the official website www.ceecapitalmarketsawards.com.