Alfa Communications, November 12, 2019

The holding will protect the deal with CEZ in the court


Sofia, Nov 12th 2019 – Eurohold Bulgaria AD will protect the interests of its more than 9000 shareholders after the decision of the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) to ban the deal for the purchase of CEZ Group’s business in Bulgaria, following its responsibility and fulfilling its commitments towards them.    

Eurohold has already filed an appeal in the Sofia Administrative Court. The Czech energy group has also taken administrative measures against the decision of Bulgaria’s competition authority.  

Eurohold intends to actively pursue its strategy for developing a leading regional utility company within the holding following the model of Euroins Insurance Group (EIG), one of the leading insurance groups in Southeast Europe (SEE). The company keeps its interest in the acquisitions of companies in the energy sector as it sees potential for diversification of its portfolio.   

The special energy board of experienced international and Bulgarian experts, created by Eurohold, will continue to work for the implementation of the strategy for the development of the holding’s utility business in SEE.      

Eurohold Bulgaria AD

Sofia-based Eurohold Bulgaria AD is a leading independent business group, operating in the CEE/SEE/CIS region and the largest publicly-listed holding company in Bulgaria. Eurohold’s subsidiaries operate in the field of insurance, leasing, car sales, asset management and investment services in 10 European countries. The company is listed on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange and the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The group has over 2.5 million clients and approximately 3000 employees. As of 2018, Eurohold’s consolidated revenues amounted to BGN 1.3 billion, its operating profit reached BGN 52.3 million and its consolidated assets totalled BGN 1.4 billion. For the last 20 years the holding company has completed 16 successful acquisitions of companies in different business segments in Central and Eastern Europe in transactions with leading corporations in Europe. Eurohold owns Euroins Insurance Group (EIG), one of the largest independent insurance groups in the CEE/SEE/CIS region, operating in 10 European markets, including own subsidiaries in Bulgaria, Romania, North Macedonia, Ukraine, Georgia and Russia. EIG is also operating in Greece and has niche operations in Spain, Poland and Italy. In March, 2019, EIG agreed to take over 4 insurance companies from Germany-based ERGO in 3 European countries – Romania, the Czech Republic and Belarus.