Fibank explores strategic options, including new investors

Fibank (5F4 BU), 3rd largest bank in Bulgaria, explores strategic options and hired Citigroup Global Markets Limited as a financial adviser, the Company announced in a regulatory filing. The strategic opportunities include: Entering a strategic partnership and/or consolidation; Attracting new core investors; Raising capital to fund future growth. No time frame for the initiated exploration… Read more

Bulgarian stocks book best Q1 since the start of 2014

The main index of Bulgarian stocks SOFIX added 8.11% q/q in 1Q17, best performance since the start of 2014. The index booked fourth consecutive quarter on the upside adding 43% since the last down quarter – 3Q16. Generic drug pharma company Sopharma (3JR BU) contributed most to SOFIX’ performance over the quarter, adding 31% q/q… Read more

SOFIX reaches 8.4 year high

Bulgarian Stock Exchange blue-chips index SOFIX reaches 8.4 year high closing at 624.91 on March 10, 2017. This is 2.4 times above the February 2009 low for the period and 1.25x above the low at the end of October 2008. The index has still way to go to reach its all-time high of 1934.45 points… Read more


SOFIX ETF gets BGN 22m inflow and considers cross listing abroad

The first SOFIX EFT – Expat Bulgaria SOFIX UCITs ETF gets BGN 22m cash inflow from local pension funds, considers cross listing abroad, the fund manager Expat Asset Management announced in a statement. The inflow is one of the highest since the end of 2008 crisis. As a result SOFIX is at a two year… Read more