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One United Properties posts a consolidated turnover of 171 million euros and a gross profit of 69.8 million euros in H1 2023




BUCHAREST, Romania, Aug. 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — One United Properties (BVB: ONE), the leading Romanian green developer of residential, mixed-use and office real estate, posts a consolidated turnover of 171 million euros in H1 2023, a 26% increase compared to H1 2022. The gross profit reached 69.8 million euros, a 17% increase (excluding the one-off gain from Bucur Obor’s bargain purchase recognized in H1 2022 in amount of 19 million euros). The net profit amounted to 58.2 million euros, an increase of 13% compared to H1 2022 (a 17% year-on-year decrease if including the gain impact). The Company ended the quarter with a significant cash position of 80.2 million euros, down 30% since the beginning of the year due to major development activity carried out in H1 2023 as well as payment of the second tranche of the 2022 dividend. The amounts to be received under contracts concluded with customers as of June 30th, 2023, reached the historically high amount of 281 million euros in additional cash by 2025. The gross loan-to-value indicator improved by 3pp, going down to 25% as of June 30th, 2023, while the net of cash loan-to-value was 14%.

“One United Properties delivered outstanding results in the first half of the year. Despite a double-digit drop in Bucharest’s residential sales, our team nearly tripled new unit sales versus first half of 2022, highlighting our developments’ unique appeal and an accelerated flight to quality. We have reached a historical record of 152.4 million euros in new residential sales in H1 2023. This accomplishment is a testament to our distinct position in the market and the demand for our developments. The decline of the net margin of the residential segment can be attributed to our revenue recognition approach. From Q4 2022 to H1 2023, we initiated a considerable number of new construction sites. Typically, the cost trajectory of a development construction is not linear; early stages incur elevated costs due to excavation, foundation-laying, and infrastructure development. However, across all our residential development activity, we maintain our target to achieve gross profit margins in excess of 35%, allowing us to deliver consistent returns to our shareholders,” said Victor Capitanu, co-CEO at One United Properties.

The increase in turnover was supported by a 57% increase in revenues from residential property sales, which reached 122.5 million euros in H1 2023 versus 78.2 million euros in H1 2022. The increase was driven by enlarged and more diverse residential offering, particularly at One Lake District and One Lake Club, where sales launched this year. The net income from residential property decreased 4% YoY, reaching 36.1 million euros due to the revenue recognition applied by the Group, as a significant number of new developments where construction started in 2023 was added to the sales portfolio, while the units at One Verdi Park and One Floreasca Vista were completed and handed over to the clients. Regardless of the payment method chosen by the client, the Group recognizes the revenues from sales of all residential developments in line with the construction progress. Consequently, the net margin of the residential segment decreased from 48.2%, as recorded for H1 2022, to 29.5% for H1 2023.

In H1 2023, One United Properties sold and pre-sold 466 apartments (+179% YoY) with a total surface of 39,082 sqm (+146% YoY) and 794 parking spaces and other unit types (+89 YoY) were sold and pre-sold for a total of 152.4 million euros in the first six months of 2023 (+129% YoY). As of June 30th, 2023, 65% of all available apartments were sold out, with One High District being the most desired development in H1 2023, with 214 units sold.

“Our historical challenge has been meeting the overwhelming demand that often eclipsed our supply. Today, thanks to a well-planned land acquisition strategy, even with 65% of the units at our developments being already sold out, by June 30th, we still had 1,762 units available for sale and pre-sale and an additional 2,573 units in permitted developments that are currently awaiting construction and sales kick-off. We can fully adapt our sales portfolio to meet client demand by adding these new units. Moreover, apart from a rich residential pipeline in progress, our commercial segment promises to deliver sustained quarterly growth. Our strategic business approach focused on the best locations paired with unparalleled quality assures a steady influx during the construction phase and forecasts predictable future earnings. This makes us an ideal investment option for those in pursuit of predictable but accelerated growth,” said Andrei Diaconescu, co-CEO at One United Properties.

The rental income, which includes the income generated by the commercial division and the revenues from the tenant services, registered a 119% increase, reaching 12.7 million euros. The effect has been driven by the revenues from the entire portfolio, particularly from tenants at the largest developments: One Tower, One Cotroceni Park 1, One Victoriei Plaza, and the impact of the results generated by Bucur Obor, consolidated under the retail division. The rental revenues will continue to grow in H2 2023 due to the delivery of One Cotroceni Park 2 in Q1 2023, once the fit-outs are completed. As of the end of H1 2023, the Company’s office portfolio GLA totals 118,000 sqm, including One Tower, One Cotroceni Park Office Phase 1 and Phase 2, and One Victoriei Plaza. Along with the retail component, One United Properties’ commercial portfolio, that includes Bucur Obor and One Gallery, will reach a GLA of approximately 160,000 sqm.

For 2023, One United Properties targets a turnover of 290.2 million euros and a net profit of 125.9 million euros, in line with the budget published at the beginning of the year. Consistent with the Company’s dividend strategy, the Board of Directors intends to propose a distribution of the 2023 half-year dividend to the shareholders in the upcoming period. This proposal will be subject to approval at the semi-annual General Meeting of the Shareholders.

In H1 2023, ONE was the 7th most traded stock on the Bucharest Stock Exchange in terms of absolute liquidity and the 6th most traded by liquidity to free-float. The market capitalization as of June 30th, 2023, was approximately 700 million euros. In H1 2023, ONE shares grew 9.23%, surpassing the performance of the BET index, which increased 7%, while the total return for ONE amounted to 10.4% vs. 10% for BET-TR.

As of June 1st, 2023, ONE shares were included in the MSCI Frontier Markets Small Cap index and MSCI Romania Small Cap index. On August 10th, 2023, MSCI announced that effective August 31st, 2023, ONE shares will be promoted from the Small Cap to the Mid Cap category, becoming part of the MSCI Frontier and MSCI Romania indices, which exclusively feature Mid Cap and Large Cap companies.

One United Properties (BVB: ONE) 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 safe, energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthy buildings, and has received numerous awards and recognitions for its superior sustainability, energy efficiency, and wellness. The company is publicly traded on the Bucharest Stock Exchange and its shares are included in multiple indices such as BET, STOXX, MSCI, FTSE, ROTX and CEEplus.


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PTI Secures €1.2 Billion Multi-Jurisdiction Transaction




NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Phoenix Tower International, LLC (“PTI”), through its Spanish subsidiary (PTI Iberica V, S.A.) announced today that it has closed a new €1.2 billion senior credit facility in Europe to consolidate its existing loans and provide substantial additional capacity to support further growth both in existing and new markets in Europe. 

The transaction comprised of the following senior secured facilities: (i) a €700 million term loan, (ii) a €400 million delayed draw term loan, (iii) a €50 million revolving credit facility, and (iv) a €50 million debt service reserve facility, all of which are due in September 2030 (7 years). Proceeds from the facilities will be used to: (i) repay existing indebtedness including related fees and expenses,  (ii) fund capital expenditure requirements and acquisitions, including the recent acquisition of the French portfolio of wireless tower assets from Cellnex (1,226 sites hosting SFR), and (iii) fund working capital requirements.

“The multi-jurisdiction loan provides PTI with the flexibility to continue to grow our business across Europe with incremental liquidity available at our disposal. The financing will allow us to strengthen our commitment to the region, as we continue to construct and invest in digital infrastructure in markets that are experiencing a rising demand for connectivity and technological upgrades. We are excited to continue to expand our presence in Europe and deliver value-add infrastructure solutions to our customers”, said Dagan Kasavana, Chief Executive Officer of PTI.

“By providing a flexible financing covering multiple jurisdictions, PTI was able to simplify its capital structure, reduce pricing, and access incremental funds to support future growth. Raising €1.2 billion in the current market environment speaks to the strength of PTI’s business model and underscores the lender community’s appetite to support the expansion of digital connectivity. We are pleased to partner with such a strong lender group in this landmark transaction”, said Michael Bremer, Chief Financial Officer of PTI.

Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking (“Natixis”) acted as Structuring Bank. Natixis and Deutsche Bank AG acted as Lead Bookrunners and Mandated Lead Arrangers, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., ING Bank N.V., and Scotiabank (Ireland) Designated Activity Company acted as Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners, BNP Paribas and MUFG Bank acted as Mandated Lead Arrangers, and Citibank Europe PLC Dublin, Mizuho Bank Europe, and Toronto Dominion Bank acted as Participants. Natixis also acted as Facility Agent, Security Agent and Financial Modelling Bank, while ING Bank N.V. has been appointed as Sustainability Coordinator.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer acted as external legal counsel of the company, and Allen & Overy acted as external legal counsel of the lenders.

About PTI

PTI, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates over 22,000 telecom towers throughout Europe, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. In Europe, PTI is present in several countries including France, Italy, Ireland, Malta and Cyprus.

PTI was founded in 2013 with a mission to be a premier site provider to wireless operators across the world in high-growth markets. PTI’s investors include funds managed by Blackstone, Wren House and various members of the management team and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information, please visit

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BranchOut Food Inc. Expands Partnership with EnWave Corporation. Increasing Manufacturing Capacity by an Additional ~$15mm Annually & Secures Additional Product Exclusivities.




BEND, Ore, Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — BranchOut Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: BOF), the global trailblazer in GentleDried natural snacks and superfood ingredients, is proud to announce a significant expansion of its partnership with EnWave Corporation (TSX-V: ENW | FSE: E4U). BranchOut has agreed to purchase a second large-scale, continuous throughput dehydration machine from Enwave. Under the terms of the new Equipment Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”), the 120kW REV™ machine is slated for delivery to BranchOut in late calendar 2024 and will add an additional $15mm in estimated topline capacity.

Eric Healy, CEO of BranchOut Food Inc., emphasized, “We are confident that this increased capacity will align perfectly with our growth trajectory, especially in light of our recent commitments from major retailers and the substantial sales pipeline we have established.”

Enwave’s Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV™) technology and associated patent portfolio was previously licensed to BranchOut along with exclusivity for its original core products. Under the new Agreement, the product exclusives have been significantly expanded to encompass the new and innovative products BranchOut has recently developed and will be launching in the very near future.

About BranchOut Food Inc.: BranchOut is an international food-tech company delivering truly great natural snacks and real superfood ingredients enabled by their licensed dehydration technology. BranchOut Food is a leading provider of high-quality dehydrated fruit and vegetable-based products and its commitment to quality and innovation sets it apart as a trusted brand and private label supplier. For more information about BranchOut Food Inc. and its products, please visit

About EnWave: EnWave Corporation stands as a global leader in vacuum microwave dehydration innovation and application. Operating from its headquarters in Vancouver, BC, EnWave boasts an impressive intellectual property portfolio and has refined its Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV™) technology into a proven, consistent, and scalable drying solution. This revolutionary technology outperforms traditional drying methods in terms of efficiency, capacity, product quality, and cost.

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SIGMA Financial AI unveils Akili-AI: Cutting-Edge, AI-based, no-code suite of tools for traders




– Augments trader’s interactions and transforms decision-making capabilities

– Handles the full extent of structured to unstructured financial data

– Mitigates portfolio exposure risk and accelerates speed to market

LONDON, Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — SIGMA Financial AI, an innovator in developing AI-driven trading solutions, launches Akili-AI*, a sophisticated suite of enterprise-ready trading strategy tools. Akili-AI is a cutting-edge, no-code solution enabling data-driven insights to support the specialist needs of the global financial services trading community.

Akili-AI incorporates machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) to deliver agile tools which are more intelligent, faster and easier to use, enabling traders to create strategies at a scale and speed unachievable without AI support. Completely asset-class and instrument-agnostic, the Akili-AI system streams real-time trading data, allowing users to screen, test and design complex trading strategies promptly. 

Their SaaS-based Pattern matching platform (Patterns as a Service) helps traders monitor thousands of instruments in real-time, scanning charts for momentum changes, technical signals, support, and resistance zones. The NLP research function supports fundamental and technical qualifications from thousands of news, social media and traders’ data. Akili-AI’s flexible modular architecture, built using modern protocols, is cloud-based and scales to support the largest trading enterprises.

Andy Simpson, Co-founder and CEO, commented, “Traders are having to cope with a constant squeeze on their book; this, combined with a huge increase in data volumes, has created the need for transformative solutions which can help them find an edge. They need the ability to find new liquidity fast, enhance their trade execution capabilities, and reduce portfolio risk; Akili-AI can deliver all this at a lower cost point and faster than ever.”

“Akili-AI transforms market interaction and improves productivity by liberating traders from the constraints imposed by long-established, outdated working practices and legacy technology infrastructures. Accelerated speed to market is crucial in an industry where every second counts. Our mission is to provide AI-based solutions which enhance the human experience – not replace them – helping to generate more revenue and increased profitability,” Andy continued.

Rob Maunder, Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, said, “Our pioneering and creative team is an unusual blend of deep financial services experience, phenomenal engineering and world-class AI technologists who bring an unrivalled track record of developing new platforms at pace. We break the mould by delivering incredible engineering of low-latency, highly scalable systems drawing on more than a decade of generative AI experience in the social media and music industries.”

Andy concluded, “Akili-AI is the start of a refreshingly different journey of technological change; watch this space. There is much more to come.”

Akili-Ai will be showcased in the Innovators Pavilion at the FIA’s Futures and Options Expo on October 2-3, 2023 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk.

*Akili is the Swahili word for intelligence.

About SIGMA Financial AI:

We provide traders with a set of tools that are faster, smarter and easier to use. Our AI machine learning product suite unlocks trading opportunities through real-time analytics underpinned by world-leading, scalable, ultra-low latency architecture.

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