Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Equest Investments Balkans Limited

Industry: Real Estate

Main business locations: Bulgaria, Romania

Registered Office:
Craigmuir Chambers
PO Box 71
Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands

Incorporation date: December 10, 2003

Financial highlights:
Market Capitalization: €230 million

Auditors: Grant Thornton UK LLP

Legal Advisors on BVI law: Harney Westwood & Riegels

Main shareholders: approximately 25 UK and European institutions with Griffin Capital represented on the Investment Committee of the company.

About the BVI company:

Equest Investments Balkans Limited is an investment management and advisory company, focused on selected investment companies and funds in the countries including Bulgaria and Romania, where the company has full scale investment offices.
Equest Investments Balkans Limited makes strategic investment in the sectors of Financial Services, Retail and Property Development, and has invested in 6 Bulgarian companies and 1 Romanian company.

Equest's strategic holdings are:

  • Technomarket, Bulgaria's largest wholesaler and retailer of consumer electronics and household appliances,

  • Vitosha Insurance, the fifth largest insurance company in Bulgaria,

  • Immofinance, Bulgarian residential and second home developer,

  • Pelican Retail Holding, a development company for retail centres.
Other names include Avto Union, Familia Stores, Citadel Holding, etc.

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