Ioana and Ionut Vantu, the daughter and son of media mogul Sorin Ovidiu Vantu declared on Monday, in a press conference that they sold all shares they held at Realitatea media. Ioana Vantu said that Sorin Ovidiu Vantu created the successful brand, a solid business that brought too many problems but he is no longer involved in the business. Businessman Elan Schwarzenberg declared in the same press conference that he purchased 90% of the pack of shares at Realitatea Media. An important investment, with a national impact, the businessman said. He added that he has access to 100 million euro for anything that is related to the development and functioning of the business.

Ioana Vantu’s statements

  • It is for the first time that we are in front of the press and we hope it will be for the last time, as public figures. 
  • I chose a transparent way to end speculations in the media Me and my brother sold all shares that we owned at Realitatea Media. 
  • I wish to thank all those who got involved in the project. 
  • The new owner is Mr. Elan Schwarzenberg. From this moment forward, my father, Sorin Ovidiu Vantu is no longer associated in any way with this company. 
  • Vantu created a successful brand that brought along too many problems. 
  • For you, Sorin Ovidiu Vantu is a controversial man but for us he is family 

Elan Schwarzenberg’s statements

This is the most important business that I have ever made.

  • It is an important investment, with a national impact. 
  • I have access to funds and investments up to 100 million euro for anything that is related to the development and well functioning of this business 
  • Sebastian Ghita has a valid management contract 
  • For any business want, I want to have my taxes and salaries paid in time  
  • I am sincerely sorry that Sorin Ovidiu Vantu is not here with me to officially shake hands and thank him for everything he did for this media trust. 
  • Romania needs normality, transparency. 
  • People need to know that is happening in this media trust I have no businesses with the state, I do not want this television to be used for business with the state, I do not want this television to favor or disfavor any man. 
  • I want to transform this television into a local CNN I tookover 90% of the shares at Realitatea, the price is confidential and I can ensure you that Mr. Vantu recovered his investment  
  • I wish to take out to dinner the most important journalists and answer all their questions  
  • I will respect the contract with Sebastian Ghita to the letter of the law. 
  • I do not know him and I have never talked to him I hope not to get involved in this business, I wish to have the same life as before As owner, I do not want to have opinions, directives, influences or background strategies