The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.

The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.
The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Trade Missions and Inward Buyer Missions to and from Romania / Eastern Europe



FRD Center - www.frdcenter.ro - is one of the pioneer privately owned market entry consulting firms based in Romania. Starting with 2000, FRD Center offers tailor-made market entry services and support for Governmental organisations, International trade agencies, Chambers of commerce, Private foreign companies interested to enter the Romanian market, to source, relocate or invest in Eastern Europe and the CEE and SEE region.

FRD Center, in strong collaboration with its Clients, has designed, organised and implemented to date over 30 in-coming Trade Missions, including multi-sector TMs, the largest being with 30 participating companies.

Several TMs have been led by Ministerial representatives and one was organised on the occasion of the State Visit to Romania by the President of the Republic of Ireland.

Additional to the business matchmaking, company visits and participation to trade fairs, all the TMs required the organising and implementing of high-level networking events, dinners and other formal happenings, such as official contract signing and photo opportunities.

Services related to TMs include:

- B2B business matchmaking: identification, selection, profiling of companies, direct approach and pursuit, meetings agenda setting and reconfirmation

- briefings, presentation seminars, roundtables with local KOLs

- visits on location, store / shopfloor tours

- RSVP, secretariat services, support on location

- liaison and management of 3rd parties, providers

Track record: Examples of Trade Missions designed, organised and implemented by FRD Center (2002 - 2017): http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-CENTER-Trade-Mission-Services-2017.pdf

FRD Center has been organising Trade Missions and Inward Buyer Missions for the Irish Governmental Agency, Enterprise Ireland, for the Development Agency of Murcia Region (Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia) from Spain, for the Finnish Governmental Agency, Finpro, for The Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest, for Camara de Comercio Murcia (Spain), for the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers (USA) as well as for Gateway&Partners (GatewayBaltic) consulting firm.

In regards to Business Round-Tables between foreign and local decision makers organised by FRD Center more details are available at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/06/business-round-tables-between-foreign.html

More details about the Market Research, In-Depth Analysis, Competitor Profiling in the Emerging Markets in Europe provided by FRD Center are available at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/04/market-research-in-depth-analysis.html

The B2B matchmaking services provided by FRD Center in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe are detailed at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html


Some of the FRD Center activities in 2016 can be consulted at http://www.frdcenter.ro/English/about%20us.htm

For tailor-made market research, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, liaison with local Authorities and Business Community, roundtables with local KOLs and product presentation events feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Online Retail and E-Commerce developments in Romania

Romanian shoppers bought online 61% more y-t-y between April 2016 - March 2017, worth more than RON 1.9 bn through PayU Romania - the leader of the online payment market.

Online retail in Romania posted in 2016 a 38% increase, the highest in Europe and almost double the European increase of 15%, said the Romanian Association of Online Retailers (ARMO), quoting the results of an Ecommerce Europe report.

More details about the E-commerce and Digital Retail Development in Romania in the FRD Center business blog publication http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/01/e-commerce-and-digital-retail.html

Are you interested to enter the Romanian digital and IT sector? The Romanian ecommerce sector? On-line retail sector? To collaborate with a local player? To acquire a local company or to expand your operations? Perhaps we can collaborate.

We, at FRD Center, are constantly monitoring various sectors and analysing certain potential opportunities for investors, for exporters and for those looking to source from Romanian manufacturers.

What opportunity is interesting for you? How can we be of assistance to you?

For tailor-made market research, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, M&A assistance and deal origination in Romania and other markets in the region feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

Market Entry to Eastern Europe, Mergers-Acquisitions, Merger-Acquisition, Company for Sale in Eastern Europe, Corporate Development

Monday, 10 July 2017

The Romanian Agricultural Machinery Market – A FRD Center Analysis

The Romanian Agricultural Machinery Market – A FRD Center Analysis
The agricultural fleet is insufficient and the majority of the farms in Romania face a very low level of the agricultural equipment mechanisation. Approximately 73% of the tractors in Romania exceeded the recommended operation period of use. For example, 30% of the tractors used in Romania are over 20 years old.

The offer of agricultural equipment is diversified in Romania, the market being dominated by imported brands.

At the end of 2015, the fleet of agricultural machines in Romania was including:
• 199,284 agricultural tractors
• 159,334 ploughs for tractors
• 30,355 mechanical cultivators
• 77,560 mechanical sowers
• 5,607 mechanical sprayers and dusters
• 27,485 self-propelled combines for cereal harvesting
• 891 self-propelled combines for fodder harvesting
• 5,403 combines and potato harvesters
• 11,966 straw and hay packing presses
• 1,254 windrovers for fodder harvesting

The imports of tractors (TARIC 8701) in Romania have recorded approximately EUR 645m in 2016, which according to the FRD Center analysis is up by 25% compared to 2015.

The imports of agricultural, horticultural or forestry machinery for soil preparation or cultivation (ploughs, harrows, scarifiers, cultivators, weeders, hoes, seeders, planters, transplanters, spreaders) (TARIC 8432) in Romania have registered almost EUR 130m in 2016, which according to the FRD Center analysis is up by 15% compared to the previous year.

Who are the main Romanian manufacturers of agricultural machinery? How about some of the main dealers and importer-distributors of tractors, agricultural equipment and farm machinery?

FRD Center has been analysing the Romanian Agricultural Machinery Market - more details at http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-Center-Romania-Agricultural-Machinery-Market.pdf

Are you looking to connect with Romanian buyers or importer-distributors and dealers of agricultural equipment and farm machinery? Perhaps we can assist you with the Market Entry and B2B Matchmaking.

The FRD Center B2B Matchmaking services involve identification and selection of most relevant targets, direct liaison at Manager level, presentation of the Client's products / services, pursuit for obtaining expression of interest in a 1-2-1 meeting with the Client representative, arranging and confirming 1-2-1 business meetings in a Commercial Agenda / Business Itinerary in the market, assistance on location, follow-up etc.http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html

Are you looking to expand on the Romanian or Eastern European market through a Merger&Acquisition? Since 2000, FRD Center offers deal origination, market research and M&A consulting services to foreign buyers and investment funds interested to enter Romania and the emerging markets in Europe as investors or joint-ventures.

More details about our Deal Origination services are available at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

For tailor-made market research, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for M&A assistance and deal origination feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61


More details about the Romanian Agrotechnology Market Development in the FRD Center business blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/03/romanian-agrotechnology-market.html

More about the Animal Farms - Dairy and Meat Processing in Romania in the FRD Center business blog at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/01/animal-farms-dairy-and-meat-processing.html

More about the Agrotechnology imports dynamics in the Emerging Markets in Europe: Romania, Poland, Bulgaria and the Baltic States in the FRD Center business blog at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/03/agrotechnology-imports-dynamics-in.html

More about the new development and investments in the Romanian Agrifood Sector in the FRD Center business blog at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/04/agrifood-sector-in-romania-new.html

Romanian importer-distributors of Metal Processing Tools and Machinery



Manufacturing industry is a key sector of the Romanian economy, with a contribution of about 23% to the formation of the GDP. Romanian industrial production registered the highest growth in the EU in May: 14.6% while industrial production in Romania grew by 5.4% in the first four months of 2017 compared to the same period last year.

Metal works is one of the strongest Romanian industrial manufacturing sectors. Most of the local metalworking firms use imported tools and machinery.

Part of the Market Entry and B2B Matchmaking services for a foreign client, producer of specialised waterjet cutting tools, FRD Center identified and selected, approached directy and establised relations at Owner / Manager level with a series of Romanian importer-distributors of metal cutting machinery. Some of them are:

Established in 2004, Plasmaserv imports and distributes a wide range of equipment and accesories for cutting and welding, produced by Hypertherm, Kemppi, Eckert, Weldas or Autogen Ritter.
The company's portfolio includes Opal Waterjet and Opal Waterjet Combo equipment manufactured by Eckert.
Plasmaserv registered a net turnover of 3.3 million EUR in 2015. It has over 10 employees.

Adline Supplies imports and distributes UV printers, panel saw and edge benders, CNC nesting equipment, CNC 5 axis equipment, CNC plasma equipment, CNC laser equipment and CNC waterjet equipment. Its range of products includes Waterjet HD 2030BA Extremely Heavy Duty, manufactured by HEAD WATERJET.
Since 1993, the company has been providing industrial equipment manufactured by producers from Italy, Germany, Japan, USA, Taiwan, China etc.
Adline Supplies recorded a net turnover of 2.3 million EUR in 2015. It has a team of around 15 employees.

Founded in 1999, Abitare CG imports and distributes equipment for stone processing, devices for glass processing and industrial adhesives. Its range of products includes 5-axis and 3-axis stone waterjet cutting devices, produced by Intermac.
Abitare CG has over 500 clients in the entire country. The company has a warehouse with the surface of 2,400 sqm in Brasov (Central Romania) and own auto fleet of 15 auto vehicles.
Abitare CG reached a net turnover of 9.4 million EUR in 2015. The company has some 50 employees.

Set up in 1994, Maticom imports and distributes waterjet cutting machines manufactured by PTV from the Czech Republic. Some examples of products are: PTV SMART JET II L, PTV SMART JET II S, PTV UNI JET, PTV DYNAMITE etc.
Other brands of imported industrial equipment in the company's portfolio are: Fanuc, Miller, Hypertherm, Cebora, Rexroth, Tecna etc.
Furthermore, Maticom manufactures CNC machines.
The company has been exhibitor at the international fair Blechexpo - Schweisstec 2015 in Germany.
Maticom reached a net turnover of 1.9 million EUR in 2015. The company has approximately 15 employees.

Pin Plus Pin is a member of the Group of Companies PIN - a family business, founded in 1985 by the Pop family in Baia Mare (NW Romania).
From 1992 the Group started the import of equipment and materials for the advertising industry. Since 1994, when Pin Plus Pin was set up, the sale of equipment for the advertising industry experienced a new opening, the company briefly reaching one of the major players in the industry nationwide. In time, the company's activity evolved and transformed so that at the moment they are importers and distributors of materials and equipment for the advertising industry in Romania.
In the category of machinery relevant to this research, they import water jet cutting system PRIMUS 322 made by Intermac.
In 2015 Pin Plus Pin reached a net turnover of 2.3 million EUR and was counting 25 employees.

Set up in 2006, Lastechno Weld-Cut provides customers with imported equipment and machine-tools in the fields of welding and cutting sheets. Among the machine-tools they import and sell in Romania are the water jet and plasma cutting machinery by CARETTA TECHNOLOGY Italy and Rychly TOM s.r.o. Czech Republic.
The company also imports and sells accessories for automation of plasma and oxyfuel cutting from IHT Automation GmbH & Co.KG Germany, automated plasma cutting equipment from Kjellberg Finsterwalde Plasma und Maschinen GmbH Germany, manual plasma cutting equipment from THERMAL DYNAMICS USA, consumables and spare parts for equipment, waterjet cutting from ALLFA AG Switzerland as well as plasma cutting consumables and equipment compatible with laser products from manufacturers such as Hypertherm, Kjellberg, SAF, ESAB, TRUMPF, BYSTRONIC, etc.
Lastechno Weld-Cut registered in 2015 a net turnover of 0.7 million EUR. It has a team of approximately 5 employees.

Store Logistic is an importer-distributor of metal sheet processing machinery addressing especially SME customers throughout Romania. They import and sell a wide range of advanced CNC waterjet, plasma, laser and bending equipment for steel metal sheet processing. They import from machinery producers in Germany, Spain, Italy, Finland and United States of America.
Store Logistic offers a full range of cutting machines with water-jet technology. The water-jet cutting machine series features a unique, compact and stable design. More details at http://www.storelogistic.ro/sheetmetal/en/waterjet/
In 2015, the company registered sales worth 0.1 million EUR. Their national network of sales and service staff covers the entire territory of Romania. So far Store Logistic have about 1,000 industrial customers.

Established in 2010, Rom Machine Development imports and distributes machine tools for the metal processing, including waterjet cutting machines, the Baykal brand.
Other imported brands in the company's portfolio are: AMOB, Sente, Elmali, Ciemmegi, Nargesa, Hilarsan etc.

Ramsi Tehnology has been established in 2015.
The company imports and distributes machine tools for metalworking such as waterjet cutting machines, laser cutting machines, lathes, hydraulic presses etc.
Some brands in its portfolio are: Goodway, Centech, Extron, Frejoth, DMTC, Elmali, Fintek etc.

Romania recorded the highest monthly increase in industrial production in the European Union in March. This amounted to 2.6% over February, according to data from the EU’s statistical office Eurostat.

The country also ranked second in EU for the annual industrial production growth, with 10.2%.

Due to the current developments, the Romanian industrial players are looking for modern technologies and tooling, special materials and machinery. Many of them are regularly visiting industrial trade fairs, such as Hanover Messe, in order to identify suitable suppliers. Are you looking to connect with Romanian buyers or importer-distributors and dealers of metalworking machinery and tool? Perhaps we can assist you with the Market Entry and B2B Matchmaking.

For more details about the Romanian Industrial Manufacturing sector and the opportunities for foreign suppliers visit the FRD Center business-blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/04/romanian-industrial-manufacturing.html

The FRD Center B2B Matchmaking services involve identification and selection of most relevant targets, direct liaison at Manager level, presentation of the Client's products / services, pursuit for obtaining expression of interest in a 1-2-1 meeting with the Client representative, arranging and confirming 1-2-1 business meetings in a Commercial Agenda / Business Itinerary in the market, assistance on location, follow-up etc. http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html

Are you looking to expand on the Romanian or Eastern European market through a Merger&Acquisition? Since 2000, FRD Center offers deal origination, market research and M&A consulting services to foreign buyers and investment funds interested to enter Romania and the emerging markets in Europe as investors or joint-ventures.
More details about our Deal Origination services are available at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

For tailor-made market research, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for M&A assistance and deal origination feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Romanian DIY Market - new developments and growth expectations




The Romanian DIY Market continues to be quite dynamic, mainly backed by a 80% increase of the Residential Constructions sector in Q1 2017 and the increasing purchasing power of the Romanian consumers.

The growth expectations of the DIY retailers and B2B wholesalers and importer-distributors of DIY, furniture and hand-tools are considerable.

International DIY retail chains operating on the Romanian market include Praktiker, Leroy Merlin, Hornbach and Brico Depot (Kingfisher), while the domestic players are mainly represented by Dedeman, Partener and Arabesque.

According to a FRD Center analysis based on official info, Dedeman, the market leader, registered in 2016 a sales figure with over 19% higher than in 2017, while Hornbach sales were higher with more than 16%.

In respect to imports, according to a FRD Center analysis based on official statistic data, the 2016 imports of bricks, blocks, tiles and other ceramic goods of siliceous fossil meals (TARIC 6901) in Romania were up by 68% compared to 2015.

Similarly, the 2016 imports of ceramic building bricks, flooring blocks (TARIC 6904) in Romania were up by 42% compared to 2015.

In 2016, Romanian imports of furniture increased with some 7-8% against a purchasing power growth of 12% and building sector development of over 10%.

Are you interested in learning more about the DIY, furniture & home decor, garden centers and retail in Romania? In exporting and entering your products onto the Romanian market? In acquiring a local player in DYI retail or manufacturing? Perhaps we could collaborate.

FRD Center is constantly monitoring the developments and M&A moves on the Romanian DIY market, currently estimated at some EUR2-3bn. More details about the Romanian DIY market at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/diy-market-in-romania-continuous.html

More details about our Deal Origination at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

Since 2000, FRD Center offers market research and M&A consulting services to foreign buyers and investment funds interested to enter Romania and the emerging markets in Europe as investors or joint-ventures.

For B2B matchmaking services in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html

Are you looking to export your DIY products, tools, accessories, building materials to Romania and the region?

For tailor-made market research, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for M&A assistance and target origination feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

Romania - Private and Public Health Services. A FRD Center analysis

FRD Center has recently updated its analysis on the Romanian Private and Public Health Services. It is posted and available for download in the FRD Center website at http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-Center-Romania-Healthcare-analysis.pdf

Topics include:
Healthcare sysytem in Romania
Hospitals in Romania
Medical Centers in Romania
Medical Units in Romania
Development of Medical Units in Romania
Private Healthcare in Romania
Largest Private Hospitals in Romania
Profiles of private medical clinics such as MedLife, Regina Maria, Sanador, Synevo, Gral Medical

Examples of recent M&A in the Private Healthcare in Romania, including Romgermed, Affidea Group, Hiperdia, Diaverum, Regina Maria, Ponderas, Helios Medical

Romanian healthcare is undergoing considerable reform and development. Both the public health services and the private healthcare system are expected to improve, expand and develop in the next period.

While the private health networks continue to attract foreign investment and acquire local players in order to consolidate their position, the public hospitals receive EU funding and public money for new buildings, development, refurbishment and modernisation.

More details in the FRD Center posting
The Romanian Market of Medical Devices and Equipment - Healthcare in Romania at
http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/04/the-romanian-market-of-medical-devices.html

For more details on the current developments, main players and imports dynamics of the Romanian Market of Medical Devices and Equipment as well as the healthcare system in Romania, feel free to consult the FRD Center SAMPLE report at
http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/The-Romanian-Market-of-Medical-Devices-and-Equipment.pdf

Should the developments and opportunities in the Romanian Healthcare system, the Romanian Market of Medical Devices and Equipment and in the other Emerging Markets in Europe be of interest to you perhaps we can collaborate.

More details about our Deal Origination services are available at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

For exportes, FRD Center team provides B2B matchmaking, Product introduction and Business Itinerary with 1-2-1 meetings and visits to relevant players, such as Purchasing Managers in Private Hospitals, Specialised Importer-Distributors etc.

For more details feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email:europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

FRD Center provides tailored market research in Central Eastern Europe, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

For the FRD Center B2B matchmaking services in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe consult: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html

For the FRD Center Market Research and Competitor Analysis in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe consult: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/01/market-research-and-competitor-analysis.html

For the FRD Center Market Research, In-Depth Analysis, Competitor Profiling in the Emerging Markets in Europe consult http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/04/market-research-in-depth-analysis.html

Monday, 3 July 2017

Expand your operations in Eastern Europe - Romania



Why should you choose Romania as a location for your operations? Is is advisable to acquire a company or make a greenfield investment in Romania?

Romania is the most dynamic large market in Europe, a strong democracy, a NATO and EU member. After a GDP growth of 4.8% in 2016, in Q1 2017 Romania registered the highest GDP rate in the EU: 5.6%. With unemployment average of 5.5%, the purchasing power of the Romanian population increased with 12% in 2016 and the consumption with 9%. In the first four months of 2017, Romanian industrial manufacturing went up 8.5% y-t-y.

The turnover of the Romanian automotive industry rose by 10% in 2016 to EUR 22 billion, reaching 13% of the gross domestic product (GDP).

Some of the most recent foreign investments and crossborder mergers&acquisitions in Romania include:
OMV Petrom, the largest oil and gas producer in Southeastern Europe, invested EUR 5m in a modern laboratory test center for fuel quality control at its Romanian refinery, Petrobrazi.

Mytaxi, the e-hailing app owned by German carmaker Daimler, has entered the Romanian market through the acquisition of the local company Clever Tech, the owner of the Clever Taxi app.

Austrian firm, EGGER, invested EUR 23.9m in a recycling installation at its plant in Radauti (NE Romania) and in the EGGER Timberpark platforms of collecting the recycled wood in Romania.

Coca-Cola HBC Romania, the biggest beverage producer on the local market, has invested EUR 7m in a new production line at its local plant in Timisoara (W Romania). The company had a turnover of EUR 495 million and a net profit of EUR 62 million in 2016, and over 1,400 employees, according to official data from the Finance Ministry.

Prysmian Group, Italian world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, has opened the second fiber optic cable factory in Slatina, southern Romania. This investment, estimated at EUR 22m, is its biggest in Europe for this category.

Swedish group Autoliv, a world leader in the production of automotive safety systems, will open an engineering center in Iasi, NE Romania. According to the company, the engineers in Iasi will mainly be developing software for state of the art Active Safety products, as well as for Passive Safety systems. Autoliv Romania plans to have a team of over 200 employees in the Iasi center.

Kronospan, the Austrian wood-based panels manufacturer, inaugurated a fully automated EUR 10m melamination line at its factory in Sebes, central Romania. According to company sources, the Kronospan Sebes factory has the largest production capacity in the world.

Amazon, the largest online retailer in the world, wants to lease 10,000 sq m of offices in Bucharest, an area needed to recruit at least 1,000 employees, according to sources close to the company quoted by ‘Ziarul Financiar’. The need for expansion comes less than a year since the US company signed a lease for an area of 13,500 sq m in Iasi (NE Romania).

US company 3Pillar Global, which provides IT services, will open its third R&D center in Romania, in Iasi (NE Romania). The company already has R&D centers in Romania, in Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara. They expect the office in Iasi to grow exponentially in the coming years, as did the other two so far.

British American Tobacco (BAT), the biggest cigarette manufacturer in Romania, announces the tripling of investments in the Ploiesti plant in 2017 compared to the estimates announced last year. Thus, according to a press release, the company will invest around EUR 60 million in the construction of a new production hall, as well as plant’s upgrading.

Romania’s new Government discussed the project of the Sovereign Investment Fund, and will launch it into public debate in the following period. „This fund is an instrument for stimulating the economy. It will help raise local and international financing for profitable investment projects that will help develop the economy and increase budget revenues,” said the new economy minister Mihai Fifor.

Dutch aluminium producer, Prolyte Products, opens third factory in Romania. The company has used a EUR 3.4m loan from Romanian state-owned bank EximBank.

In 2016, Romania recorded one of the highest economic growths in the European Union, due to fiscal relaxation measures, which boosted the trade and transport sector by 11% compared to the previous year, according to the Garanti Bank report. The GDP growth was also boosted by the services sector, which rose by 6% in 2016, and in particular by the IT sector, which grew by 14% last year compared to 2015.

According to the European Commission, Romania will continue to be the most dynamic market in the region also in 2017 and 2018.

More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/04/what-is-going-on-in-romania-these-days.html

Romania is a gateway to the EU and Eastern Europe and numerous crossborder investments and acquisitions are registering double-digit profits. Why acquire a player in Romania? More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/11/why-choose-to-acquire-player-in-romania.html

Sectors of interest for crossborder acquisitions in Romania include: healthcare, private medical services, plastic packaging, automotive, food processing, agribusiness, chemicals production and distribution, furniture manufacturing, IT, BPO, logistics and transport, retail and distribution.

More details about successful crossborder acquisitions in Romania at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/01/successful-crossborder-acquisitions-in.html

Since 2000, FRD Center offers market research and M&A consulting services to foreign buyers and investment funds interested to enter Romania and the emerging markets in Europe as investors or joint-ventures.

More details about our Deal Origination services are available at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

For tailor-made sector data, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for M&A assistance and target origination feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61


Info sources: Romania Insider, Invest Romania, Romania Journal, Business review, the companies, INS, ZF