The five main initial public offerings (IPO), which investors on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) are looking forward to, could raise the stock exchange’s capitalization to over €40 billion, from its current €27.5 bln level, Business Standard daily reports.
According to a report by Intercapital Invest brokerage company, the most important issuer awaited by BVB is Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR), whose market value could amount to €7.62 bln, moving it to second place among largest companies listed on the stock exchange, after Petrom.
The market value of Transgaz, Casa de Economii si Consemnatiuni (CEC), Romtelecom, and S.N. Radiocomunicatii could reach €4.38 bln. The lowest market value on the stock exchange estimated by Intercapital Invest analysts belongs to Societatea Nationala de Radiocomunicatii.
New listigs followed by successes on the stock exchange of state-owned companies would promote the equities market,” said Andreea Ciobanu, Intercapital Invest analyst.
She added that the first steps to develop the Romanian capital market, in terms of listing of new issuers on the stock exchange, should be made by the Romanian state.
More than 35 companies have indicated their interest in the capital market. At present, there are 60 companies listed on the BVB.