AROBS Transilvania Software debuts on BVB following the largest private placement in the history of the AeRO market
Founded in 1998 by entrepreneur Voicu Oprean, AROBS is today a multinational company with seven offices open in Romania and another seven abroad. Our company provides software services and solutions for a wide range of customers operating in various industries in European countries, North America, and Asia. In October this year, AROBS closed, in advance, on the first day, the largest private placement in the history of the AeRO market, by attracting the amount of RON 74.2 million from investors. The funds raised will support the company’s expansion strategy, through the acquisition of IT companies both nationally and internationally, the opening of new subsidiaries in major markets in Europe and the United States, as well as the development of the company’s expertise and specializations.
„AROBS Transilvania Software is a success story that begins today a new chapter as a Romanian entrepreneurial company that is listed on the Stock Exchange after an enviable business path. It is an honor for us to be with the AROBS team at this point. We are confident that the listed company status will bring them benefits that will reward the company and its investors. We are also glad that AROBS managed to attract investors a record amount for the AeRO market, over RON 74 million. The value of the financing round demonstrates the development capacity of this market, as well as the level confidence the investors have placed in AeRO’s future,” said Radu Hanga, President of the Bucharest Stock Exchange.
„I am glad to end the year with a new success story in AROBS’ style. The beginning of trading on the AeRO market of the Bucharest Stock Exchange represents an important milestone for the company and me. Thank you to all my colleagues at AROBS Group for their involvement, without which today’s success would not have been possible. Since the establishment of AROBS in 1998, we have hoped to become the best company in the region, with the most interesting projects and growing an exceptional team. I think that today we are one step closer to turning our desire into reality and my goal for us is to become the most important international player in the IT industry, with innovative services and products, based in Cluj.
We would also like to thank all those who supported us in successfully completing the entire listing process. To our investors and future shareholders, we say that we want to have them with us in the long term and that we are working hard on future acquisitions of companies that develop software products or that own and operate solutions for business optimization and car fleet management products. At the same time, considering the growing demand for global services and software solutions, we aim to open an AROBS subsidiary in the US in 2022 to be closer to our partners there, as well as to increase our presence in the very valuable market of North America”, said Voicu Oprean, CEO and founder of AROBS Transilvania Software.
During the private placement held on October 15, 2021, the company sold a number of 54,697,494 new registered, ordinary, dematerialized shares to 149 retail investors, 38 professionals, and 9 institutional investors who subscribed shares at a price of RON 1.357 per share. The private placement and listing of AROBS shares were carried out with the support of BRK Financial Group.
„The listing of AROBS comes after a private placement of shares took place in the second half of October, through which AROBS attracted a record amount of RON 74 million as part of a share capital increase. This offer attracted huge interest from both retail and professional investors, so it was concluded in advance from the first day, which reveals once again the high appetite of investors towards Romanian entrepreneurial companies. This listing is the culmination of an intensive and collaborative process that we have carried out with the AROBS team, both in terms of drafting the Memorandum and in terms of completing the formalities related to the listing. We are confident that AROBS will take advantage of the opportunities and benefits provided by the status of a listed company to support future growth and development plans,” said Monica Ivan, General Manager at BRK Financial Group.
AROBS Transilvania Software specializes in providing customized software solutions, based on the latest technologies, and also has multiple software solutions that have a strong presence on the Romanian market and in Central and South-Eastern Europe. The company is headquartered in Cluj-Napoca, with regional operational offices in Bucharest, Iasi, Targu Mures, Baia Mare, Suceava, and Arad, as well as seven branches abroad. The company currently has over 950 employees and collaborators and provides services and software solutions to over 8,000 customers in 14 countries around the world.
In 2020, AROBS Transilvania Software registered, at an individual level, a turnover of RON 154.5 million, an EBITDA of RON 46.6 million, and a net profit of RON 40.4 million. For the year 2021, the company estimates revenues at a consolidated level in the AROBS Group amounting to RON 192.7 million and consolidated EBITDA of RON 52.8 million.