News Briefs 71
Medellin-based telecom giant UNE – formerly owned by public utility EPM but now owned by Sweden-based Millicom – reported a 11% year-on-year rise in 2015 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) to COP$1.4 trillion (US$460 million).
The board of directors of Medellin-based Grupo Familia – producers and marketers of mainly paper-based personal hygiene products in 20 countries throughout South America and the Caribbean – on March 31 approved the company's full-year 2015 financial report showing net profits rising nearly 25% year-on-year, to COP$202 billion (US$67 million).
Canada-based Gran Colombia Gold (GCG) announced March 30 that its full-year 2015 adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) rose to US$38.4 million, from US$10.8 million in 2014.
Bancolombia announced March 28 that its investment banking division (“Banca de Inversion Bancolombia”) nabbed the top award for “most innovative” from Global Finance for investment banking in the entire Latin America region during 2015.
ProColombia – the national government’s export promotion agency – on March 16 touted Medellin-based, high-tech-sensor maker Ubidots as an outstanding example of successful international business development.