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The biggest companies in 2020: New model, new champion

The biggest companies in 2020: New model, new champion

Bulgaria’s biggest companies were only mildly hit by the coronavirus. Total revenue of the top 100 firms decreased by just 7% in 2020.


The week: The Belarus summer of Bulgaria, a minister’s Canadian link and a coming new lockdown

The week: The Belarus summer of Bulgaria, a minister’s Canadian link and a coming new lockdown

K insights 20/08: Inflation quickens; COVID cases rise


The dark era of Bulgarian football

The dark era of Bulgarian football

Over the past 15 years, professional football has turned into a closed system of interests, mired in corruption scandals and deteriorating quality. This might be finally coming to an end.


Borissov shows-up, a farmer speaks-up and what can you do with 12 tons of dates

Borissov shows-up, a farmer speaks-up and what can you do with 12 tons of dates

A new government: big plans and little time; cartels in agriculture; why we're still dependent on Russia


The brief 5G war

The brief 5G war

Bidding for frequencies in the 3.6 GHz range was quick and with no surprises


The elections are finally here, World Bank and the US criticize Bulgaria, tourism is down 70%

The elections are finally here, World Bank and the US criticize Bulgaria, tourism is down 70%

K Insights 02/04: the lockdown ends; how to buy something that doesn't have a price


The deals of 2020: Few and far between

The deals of 2020: Few and far between

The pandemic practically froze the M&A market. Buyers are still mostly local faces


BTC owner United Group buying Nova TV

BTC owner United Group buying Nova TV

The price of the deal with Domuschiev brothers’ Advance Media Group tops 300 million euro


Most Profitable Companies: A Flourishing Year

Most Profitable Companies: A Flourishing Year

As many as 60% of the most profitable companies improved their profitability rates in 2019


5G: learning to walk in Bulgaria

5G: learning to walk in Bulgaria

Bulgarian Telecomunications Company, operating under the Vivacom brand, has rolled out the first version of its 5G network - with limitations in both coverage and capacity


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Telco and TV-operators mergers are coming to Bulgarian market

Telco and TV-operators mergers are coming to Bulgarian market

United Group is buying Bulgaria’s largest telecom – and eyeing a majority share in bTV


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Deals of 2018: Weak Season with Mostly Local Buyers

Deals of 2018: Weak Season with Mostly Local Buyers

Ginka Varbakova, Ahmed Dogan, Brendo were the most active Bulgarians in the deals, as easterners replaced westerners


Telenor Bulgaria going Czech

Telenor Bulgaria going Czech

The Norwegian telecommunications group has chosen billionaire Petr Kellner to become the new owner of its mobile business in Bulgaria


Why is Kellner buying Bulgaria’s Nova TV?

Why is Kellner buying Bulgaria’s Nova TV?

The richest Czech will combine media and telecoms businesses in Bulgaria and the region, which he may resell in the future


FAST READS

FAST READS


Spas Roussev, The businessman every Bulgarian politician knows

Spas Roussev, The businessman every Bulgarian politician knows

The new BTC owner is a rare breed of a lobbyist who has been able to maintain his network of contacts for more than 20 years


The Phony Battle for BTC

The Phony Battle for BTC

VTB sells Bulgarian telecoms operator toVTB