Horizon Capital backs first IPO of Moldovan winery Purcari×
Purcari operates over 1,000 hectares of vineyards and four production platforms, at sites in Romania and Moldova. The winery exports to North America, Central and East Asia, and around Europe.
“Purcari Wineries made history today with the first public listing by a Moldova-based company,” CEO of Horizon Capital Lenna Koszarny said in a statement on Feb. 15. “The offering was well received.”
Through the public launch, Horizon Capital sold a 40.9 percent stake in Purcari but remains an active shareholder, with a 22.7 percent stake, aiming to further capitalize on the fast growth of the winery. Despite seeing a drop in sales in Russia and the CIS, Purcari is still strengthening its market position in Central and Eastern Europe.
“It is truly a great time to be in the wine business: global supply is unable to meet rising consumption, leading to shortages and higher margins for producers,” founder and CEO of Purcari Victor Bostan said.
“We look forward to capitalizing on these favorable conditions.”