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Bulgarian flexible packaging manufacturer Plastchim-T acquires Italian peer Manucor

Bulgarian flexible packaging manufacturer Plastchim-T acquires Italian peer Manucor

The price of the deal is not disclosed but calculations show it tops 50 million euro


Aurubis embarks on its biggest investment program in Bulgaria

Aurubis embarks on its biggest investment program in Bulgaria

Tankhouse expansion, 30 MW of solar parks and other projects will be completed by the end of 2027


Schneider Electric to build second factory near Plovdiv

Schneider Electric to build second factory near Plovdiv

Investment in the project’s first phase costs 107 million levs, production to start in 2025


640 million levs to transform Stara Zagora, Kyustendil and Pernik

640 million levs to transform Stara Zagora, Kyustendil and Pernik

The territorial plans are designed to create new jobs and economic dynamics in exchange for phasing out coal and reducing carbon dioxide emissions


Dronamics, Bulgaria’s first drone airline

Dronamics, Bulgaria’s first drone airline

The Bulgarian startup recently secured an equity investment of 10 million euro from the EIC


Vitosha Venture Partners commits 1.5 million euros across 5 companies

Vitosha Venture Partners commits 1.5 million euros across 5 companies

The VC firm will focus on portfolio development and prepare for the launch of a new fund



The week: No country for the old

The week: No country for the old

The young have made it through, The rotation is now a centrifuge, Bulgarian football goes for old



The week: The Roadmap to Russian energy serfdom

The week: The Roadmap to Russian energy serfdom

How GERB sold out to Putin (before the war), Rotation stuck and who designs Beyonce’s clothes in BG


DIY chains: another boom in sales

DIY chains: another boom in sales

Bulgaria’s top five retailers project further revenue growth in 2023 after a strong 2022


The biggest pharmaceutical companies: a duo joins the billion-dollar club

The biggest pharmaceutical companies: a duo joins the billion-dollar club

Two drug distributors - Sopharma Trading and Phoenix Pharma - crossed the BGN 1 billion mark for the first time in 2022


Belgium’s ABEE proposes to invest 1.1 billion euro in gigafactory in Bulgaria

Belgium’s ABEE proposes to invest 1.1 billion euro in gigafactory in Bulgaria

The project includes a Li-ion battery plant in Stara Zagora, a recycling facility in Burgas and an R&D center in Plovdiv


Largest food and beverage producers in Bulgaria: Sunflower stars emerge

Largest food and beverage producers in Bulgaria: Sunflower stars emerge

Loads of different players from the beer, meat, sunflower and sweets sectors make up the top 50 ranking


Industrial Property Market in Bulgaria Faces Drop in Transactions Due to High Rental Prices

Industrial Property Market in Bulgaria Faces Drop in Transactions Due to High Rental Prices

The industrial property market froze in the middle of the year, but forecasts suggest a revival is on the horizon.


Bulgaria’s new factories in 2023: Part II (The North)

Bulgaria’s new factories in 2023: Part II (The North)

Compared to previous years, projects are now equally distributed between southern and northern Bulgaria.


The biggest fuel companies: Business thrives on Ukraine war, price hikes

The biggest fuel companies: Business thrives on Ukraine war, price hikes

Revenues of the top 30 companies in the K100 sector ranking rose from BGN 17.7 billion in 2021 to BGN 32.4 billion last year.


Bulgaria’s Largest Textile Companies: Slight Recovery after Weak Years

Bulgaria’s Largest Textile Companies: Slight Recovery after Weak Years

In 2022, the combined revenue of the top 25 companies in the sector increased by 19%.



Bulgaria’s Top 50 Retailers in 2022: Inflation spurs turnovers

Bulgaria’s Top 50 Retailers in 2022: Inflation spurs turnovers

Kaufland remains leader, while Lidl approaches the top with a turnover of nearly 2 billion levs