One United Properties (BVB: ONE), the leading green investor and developer of residential, mixed-use, and office real estate in Romania, announces the closing of the share capital increase operation on August 3rd, raising 51.5 million euros. The process consisted of two stages – first, where existing shareholders subscribed based on preference rights, and second, with new investors participating in a private placement. The final price per share for both stages was established at 1.25 lei.
“We are thrilled about the result of the share capital increase – the largest ever share capital increase of a listed issuer, which we successfully completed in a very challenging global context, at a pricing that is attractive both to new investors as well as to the company. We thank all our existing and new shareholders for their trust in our development plans. Our strategy for the next 12 months remains ambitious, as we target eight new transactions. These new deals will fuel our development pipeline for the next six to eight years. The Romanian real estate development sector, still significantly underdeveloped compared with European peers, continues to present excellent perspectives for the years to come, and we are now in the pole position to maximize the returns to our shareholders in the years to come,” stated Victor Căpitanu, co-CEO at One United Properties.
The capital raised will fuel the growth strategy of One United Properties, allowing the company to seize additional opportunities in the market. The new equity will be invested with priority in new residential developments located primarily in Bucharest. The company targets to invest the capital raised in ten new developments. The first agreements, for two locations based in Bucharest, were already signed in July 2022. The developments that will be built on those plots are One City Club, located in sector 2 of Bucharest, which will host approximately 200 apartments organized in a low-rise community, as well as One Herastrau City, located in sector 1 of Bucharest, where One United Properties plans to build 900 apartments arranged in seven high-rise towers. The agreements for the remaining eight new developments are expected to be signed over the next 12 months.
As of May 31st, 2022, One United Properties pre-sold 84% of the units available in the following developments, which are due between 2022 and 2023: One Floreasca Vista, One Timpuri Noi, One Verdi Park, One Modrogan, One Peninsula and One Cotroceni Park. Consequently, as of May 31st, 2022, the company is due to receive from the clients over the next 18 months, 163.6 million euro. On August 22nd, 2022, One United Properties will report the financial results for the first half of 2022, including updated sales numbers for the first semester of the year.
The share capital increase was the fifth capital raise for One United Properties. It was the largest ever share capital increase of an already listed issuer, where the proceeds were raised for the company’s development. The first stage of the capital increase operation was intermediated by BRK Financial Group, and the private placement by Raiffeisen Bank International, and UniCredit as Joint Bookrunners, and Swiss Capital as the Co-Bookrunner.
ONE UNITED PROPERTIES is the leading green investor and developer of residential, mixed-use and commercial real estate in Bucharest, Romania. One United Properties is an innovative company dedicated to accelerating the adoption of construction practices for energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthy buildings. All the company’s buildings have superior certifications for sustainability, energy efficiency and wellness, and the developer has been awarded at numerous galas and conferences in the field. One United Properties is the first real estate developer in Romania to be internationally awarded, being the recipient of the “Best Sustainable Residential Development” in the world at the International Property Awards 2019-2020. The company is listed on the Main Market of the Bucharest Stock Exchange, with the symbol ONE and its shares are included in multiple BET and STOXX indices, the FTSE Russell Global All-Cap index, which follows the most liquid shares in the world, and the FTSE EPRA Nareit EMEA Emerging index, which tracks the evolution of companies in the real estate sector in emerging markets.