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M&A advisor Bistra Ilkova

About Bistra

M&A advisor Bistra IlkovaShe has over 30 years professional experience in financial sector – 16 years in the field of bank system, occupying high managerial positions and 15 years in non-bank financial sector (investment, insurance, pension insurance). Her knowledge of the finance and insurance industries in Bulgaria are excellent. She has done several M&A deals (Deutche boerse trading system - Xetra launch in Bulgaria ). CFIE is ready to help you with your European M&A plans.

Skills & Experience

Bistra Ilkova is Master in Finance from University of National and World Economy, city of Sofia. Bistra Ilkova is “Mrs Economy 2006”for lifetime achievement in the non-banking financial field. Under her management the Bulgarian Stock Exchange – Sofia JSC was awarded “Mr/ Mrs Economy 2007” Competition in the most prestigious category “Lifetime Achievement for the Development of the National Economy”. Bistra Ilkova is one of the 2010 finalists, nominated for the Stevie Award for Women in Business (Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa) in the Best Entrepreneur category (The American Business Oscars for Women)

Bistra Ilkova has analytical skills to develop strategies, programs, analyses and expert reports. She has been a guest lecturer in training sessions, seminars and conferences, organized by universities, branch organizations, associations, commissions, federations and others in Bulgaria and abroad. Since 1983 she has been a part-time lecturer at Finance department of the University of National and World Economy, city of Sofia.

Bistra has experience in buying and selling companies, acquisitions for financial field companies and finding suited cross border buying candidates. Bistra provides his knowledge to his clients and prepares any necessary documentation include business plan, descriptive memorandum, prospectus, PM, market research etc.

Bistra Ilkova was:

  • Chairperson of the State Securities Commission (2002-2003);
  • Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange – Sofia PLC (2003-2005);
  • CEO of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange – Sofia PLC (2006-2010).
  • Since 2004 till now she is Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Export Insurance Agency JSC

M&A Deals done by Bistra Ilkova (some examples)

Acquirer

Lafarge

Country Acquirer

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France

Target

Ciment company

Country target

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Bulgaria

Item

Strategic acquisition

Revenue

 

>5M USD

Bistra Ilkova

Advisor and investment intermediary

 

Acquirer

Mayr-melnhof packaging europe gmbh

Country Acquirer

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Austria

Target

Local company

Country target

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Bulgaria

Item

Strategic acquisition

Revenue

 

>5M USD

Industry

carton manufacturer

Bistra Ilkova

Advisor and investment intermediary

 

Acquirer

Chillton

Country Acquirer

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USA

Target

Elenite PLC

Country target

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Bulgaria

Item

Strategic acquisition

Revenu

 

>5M Euro

Industry

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Bistra Ilkova

Advisor and investment intermediary

Industrial knowledge

  • Investment banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Insurance
  • Renewable Energies

Country experience

  • Bulgaria
  • Germany
  • France
  • USA
  • Greece

Languages spoken by the M&A advisor

  • Bulgarian (Native)
  • English
  • Russian

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