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Deloitte Romania’s Corporate Finance Team Combines with Filipescu Visa to Strengthen Practice

In an extremely dynamic business environment, Deloitte Romania has further invested in its growing Financial Advisory practice by combining its Corporate Finance team with well-known financial advisors and one of the most experienced independent consultancy companies Filipescu Vișa.

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The combination of the two will bring more comprehensive advice to clients and strengthen the firm’s financial advisory capabilities. As a result, Ioana Filipescu will coordinate the department as Partner, while Florin Vișa will join as Director.

"We are delighted to welcome Filipescu Visa’s leadership team to Deloitte,” said Ahmed Hassan, Country Managing Partner Deloitte Romania. “I believe our clients will benefit tremendously from the addition of Ioana Filipescu and Florin Visa to our existing team. The combined strength and differentiated capabilities of this team will elevate the breadth and depth of the value proposition we deliver and provide our clients with the best skill set on the market.”

New Corporate Finance Partner Ioana Filipescu, added: “My colleagues and I are very enthusiastic about teaming up with Deloitte. Our combined expertise will enable us to better support our clients and help them get the deals through. Also together we hope to reach a bigger scale and use our expertise to focus more on servicing the local entrepreneurs.”

Deloitte has been involved recently in key transactions such as advising German group REWE in selling the 86 supermarkets of Billa Romania to Carrefour as well as GoodMills Romania in selling Belforno chain of shops to the management. The firm also advised Bog’Art in obtaining a ten million euro cash loan and ten million euro non-cash facility. Deloitte has over 40 professionals in its Financial Advisory department specializing in Valuation & Modelling, M&A, Corporate Finance, Transaction Services and Forensic services.

During the past years Filipescu Vișa has been involved in several major transactions such as advising Advent International investment fund in selling Ceramica Iași in 2014 or in advising Real Estate Services Group (RESG)’s shareholders in selling its Bulgarian subsidiary in 2015 as well as in selling the RESG Romania’s controlling stake to the French company French Samsic in 2016. In addition, the firm has advised Ana Imep’s shareholders in selling the company to Nidec in 2016.

 “The current ongoing projects and pipeline show a significant number of transactions upcoming by year-end as well as in 2017. The country is very well positioned given the current economic context and investors eye Romania for potential targets and projects. The growth in the number of deals is also a trend at global level with the largest number of transactions occurring in the consumer products and industrials sectors,” Filipescu added.

Ioana Filipescu has over 20 years of experience in financial services and investment banking working for Filipescu, Raiffeisen Investment, KPMG and EBRD. During her career Ioana has contributed to the closing of over 30 transactions. Ioana holds a post graduate degree from École Nationale d’Administration - ENA as well as masters’ degrees in business administration and engineering.

Florin Vişa has 16 years of experience as M&A consultant in Filipescu Vişa and companies such as Raiffeisen Investment, ABN AMRO/RBS and KPMG.
Florin acted as consultant in over 20 successful transactions with an aggregated value of over 1 billion euros.  Florin is an International Business graduate.

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