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.

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.

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