Dimitar Kostadinov is a Managing Partner at Entrea Capital. Dimitar joined the firm in 2008 and has been instrumental for its development as the leading independent investment banking service provider in Bulgaria. He successfully executed multiple fundraising, debt restructuring and M&A transactions with a focus on the energy, FMCG, financial services and industrials sectors.
Prior to joining Entrea Capital, Dimitar Kostadinov served as the executive director, head of clients, and a member of the management team at ING Bank, Bulgaria. Dimitar was responsible for ING’s portfolio of corporate clients, strategic positioning, and all aspects of business origination and relationship management in the country. During his tenure at ING, Dimitar led the overall development of structured finance and corporate banking operations in the country through leveraging ING’s international product expertise.
In 2004, upon returning to Bulgaria, Dimitar acted as the financial and economic advisor to the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport and Communications, advising him on policy issues in the transportation, infrastructure, and telecommunications sectors. Dimitar managed senior staff in the restructuring and strengthening of key state-owned enterprises in the telecommunications and marine transport sectors.
From 2001 to 2004, Dimitar was an equity research analyst at UBS Investment Banking, initially in Tokyo, Japan, and subsequently in London, the UK. At UBS, Dimitar covered the Consumer Goods and TMT sectors. While at UBS London, Dimitar published research reports and recommended investment strategies with a focus on the European FMCG sector. He liaised with companies’ senior management to discuss financial results and corporate strategic positioning. While as UBS Tokyo, Dimitar researched Japanese media stocks with a focus on advertising, broadcasting, and satellite sectors. He also helped develop the bank’s proprietary trading desk and worked on the IPO of Dentsu, the largest Japanese advertising agency.
Dimitar started his financial career with Salomon Smith Barney in the US where he developed and implemented equity and mutual funds investment strategies for high-net-worth investors.
Dimitar holds an MBA degree in International Finance from Brandeis University and a BA degree in Business Administration from the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG).