Class A Investor Certificate
On 25.10.2022, with a modest ceremony at the construction site of the new production facility, the CEO of LEADER 96 received an Investor Class A certificate, granted by the Minister of Innovation and Growth Alexander Pulev. The new factory for high-end e-bikes is built on 25,000 sq.m. of total 47,000 sq.m. area, integrated eco-systems, and 300 employees. The facility will open in the early 2023 and the expectations are high. It promises one-of-a-kind process organization model, ensuring lean, agile, and cost-effective workflow. With no operational stock and fully integrated Quality Assessment, the factory will be highly progressive in terms of supporting the operators, leading to production capacity over 250,000 e-bikes per year.
In July 2022 the global asset management firm The Rohatyn Group completed the purchase of a 60% stake in Leader 96 from Finnish fund manager KJK Capital, becoming a stakeholder in the company alongside Dimitar Zlatanov, the Bulgarian company’s CEO and member of its founding family. The ownership will allow LEADER to rapidly accelerate the production of electric bicycles and expand the product offering to meet the growing demand from customers across Europe. Founded in 2002, The Rohatyn Group is focused on new markets and real assets, headquartered in New York, and with a global presence in the US, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia.