The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.

The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.
The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

The Development of the Food Retail Sector in Romania

The retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in Romania have increased by 16.5% in gross series in the first ten months of 2016 compared to the first ten months of 2015, according to the Romanian National Institute of Statistics.

Romania is the most dynamic large market in the EU, with a population of almost 20 million inhabitants and a y-t-y GDP growth estimated at 5.2% in 2016.

FDI - foreign direct investment - in Romania has reached 3.736 billion EUR in the first 10 months of 2016, up by 9% compared to the similar period of 2015, according to FRD Center analysis based on official provisional and revised data from National Bank of Romania.

The development of the retail sector in Romania benefits from the sustained economic growth in the period 2012-2016 as well as increasing purchasing power of the Romanian consumer.

By the number of stores opened in Romania, Profi was the leader in 2015, with 92 stores opened, and also continues to be the leader in 2016, having opened in the first 10 months of the year 104 stores.

Mega Image, the second most aggressive expanding retail network in Romania, has opened in 2015 some 61 new stores, while in the first 10 months of 2016 has slowed down the openings pace to only 31 stores
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With the increasing purchasing power in the current period and the consumption growth registered in Romania, it is expected to be seen an increase in the purchase of all the above types of products, with a preference for gourmet and speciality ones.

Are you interested in more details about the opportunities presented by the Food Retail Sector in Romania? To export your products? To collaborate with a local importer-distributor? To acquire a local company or to expand your operations?

Perhaps we can collaborate.

We, at FRD Center, are constantly monitoring various sectors and analysing certain potential opportunities for investors, for exporters and for those looking to source from Romanian manufacturers.

What opportunity is interesting for you? How can we be of assistance to you?

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at:
email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

Friday, 16 December 2016

New Developments and Investments in the Romanian IT&C Sector


The Romanian IT&C sector is one of the most dynamics in the world, having registered numerous international achievements and raising interest from investors and players in the market.

FRD Center has been assisting foreign companies and investors since 2000 to connect and collaborate with Romanian software development firms, system integrators, IT services providers etc.

Here are some recent developments and investments in the Romanian IT&C sector:

The Romanian IT system integrator Teamnet will open at the beginning of 2017 the first R&D centre in Romania in the field of the autonomous robots. The centre located near Bucharest will create unmanned aircrafts in the first stage and plans to develop land and naval systems in the next years. The centre will provide product development from prototype stage to serial production.

The domestic software producer Kepler Rominfo has been taken over by the French Group ALTEN in November 2016, in a transaction estimated at 4 - 5 million EUR. Kepler Rominfo has recorded a net turnover of approximately 8 million EUR in 2015. The company has some 250 employees.

Enea Software Romania has opened in October 2016 a new R&D centre on the domestic market. It is located in Craiova (SW Romania) and targets to recruit 30 software engineers by the end of 2016. Enea Software Romania has projects in the aerospatial, pharma and financial sectors.

The IT Group Gecad, managed by the Romanian businessman Radu Georgescu, has announced in October 2016 its official transformation into an investment fund – Gecad Ventures. It will focus on investing in software and hi-tech projects in areas such as FinTech, security, cloud technologies, eCommerce and wearables.

Bitdefender, the most important domestic producer of cyber-security solutions, has launched in June 2016 the Hypervisor Introspection (HVI) technology. Bitdefender has recorded a net turnover of approximately 87 million EUR in 2015, up by 54% compared to 2014. The company’s exports have reached 85 million EUR in 2015 (97.7% of its turnover). The firm has been founded by the Romanian entrepreneurs Mariuca and Florin Talpes, and is now fully owned by Dutch-registered Bitdefender Holding BV. Bitdefender is currently interested in investing in Romanian start-ups.

Are you interested in more details about the opportunities presented by the IT&C Sector in Romania? To collaborate with a local player? To acquire a local company or to expand your operations?

Perhaps we can collaborate.

We, at FRD Center, are constantly monitoring various sectors and analysing certain potential opportunities for investors, for exporters and for those looking to source from Romanian manufacturers.

What opportunity is interesting for you? How can we be of assistance to you?

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at:
email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Dairy products made in Romania, the gateway to EU - acquisition opportunities

Romanian dairy production has a long tradition. In Romania, there are approximately 350 companies active in the sector of Production of Dairy Products.

In case you are considering acquiring a local player in the Romanian dairy sector, this information might be of interest to you. Furthermore, our team can assist you with the target origination and support you throughout the process.

FRD Center has access to relevant local players in the dairy sector: there are 17 main non-affiliated dairy producers with a turnover of over 5 million EUR in Romania.

According to the FRD Center analysis, in the first eight months of 2016 compared to the same period of 2015, increases in Romanian production have been recorded for:

- drinking milk:                   +6.7%
- cream:                             +6.5%
- acidified milk (yogurt, drinking yogurt, curd and other similar milk products):                  +5.1%
- butter:                             +6.4%
- cheese products:               +9.5%

According to the FRD Center analysis based on official statistic data, the Romanian dairy producers exported 31.3% more milk and cream in the first seven months of 2016 compared to the similar period of last year. 


The main three export destinations for the Romanian exports of milk and cream are:
- Greece:      9,840,150 EUR
- Bulgaria:    3,674,530 EUR
- Italy:         1,314,760 EUR


Are you interested to enter any of these markets through the acquisition of a Romanian producer?

According to the FRD Center analysis based on official statistic data, the Romanian dairy producers exported 16.5% more buttermilk, curdled milk and cream, yogurt, kephir etc. in the first seven months of 2016 compared to the same period of 2015. The main three export destinations are:
- Hungary:       5,048,260 EUR
- Greece:         2,500,060 EUR
- Moldova:       2,402,290 EUR

The main three export destinations for the Romanian exports of cheese and curd in 2015:
- Greece:        13,890,850 EUR
- Italy:              6,013,490 EUR
- USA:              4,609,320 EUR

Are you interested acquire a Romanian dairy producer and enter these markets? 

For over 10 years, FRD Center has been assisting foreign investors with their acquisition target origination in Romania and has operated under several buy-side mandates. Should this be of interest to you, feel free to contact us for further details: europa@frdcenter.ro