Netmore Group secures funding of SEK 300 million for large-scale expansion of the company’s property offering in Europe
Netmore Group secures, via the jointly owned network company Netmore Polar AB, SEK 300 million specifically intended for large-scale expansion of the offer within the new business area Netmore Property Network. The financing means that property owners and property managers can take advantage of Netmore’s entire property offer as a service, which means that no CAPEX investment is required. This enables the rapid rollout and establishment of the Netmore Proptech Node in both individual properties and entire property portfolios in Sweden as well as the rest of Europe.
The financing consists of a credit facility that runs until 2025 and is contributed by the infrastructure investor Polar Structure AB, with whom Netmore Group co-owns the network company Netmore Polar AB, which builds networks that Netmore’s customers and partners use. For Netmore Group, the financing enables the company to accelerate the previously communicated ongoing transition to a business model based on recurring revenue.
Netmore Proptech Node
The core of the Netmore Property Network business area is the flagship product Netmore Proptech Node, which is installed in every property that is connected. Well installed in one or more properties, the node enables property owners and property managers to take advantage of a number of different digitization advantages that the offer entails.
The Netmore Proptech Node enables, among other things:
- Full control and visibility over the entire property portfolio’s digital environment in the form of systems and connected devices, something that, among other things, entails a unified and centralized approach to cyber security, property management and property automation.
- Increased efficiency and the possibility of reduced energy consumption thanks to a future-proof digitization foundation that enables efficient property management.
- Increased net operating income as a result of new digital revenue streams being introduced for the property owner. Property owners can, for example, offer internet and Wi-Fi directly to tenants, receive revenue from IoT devices that are connected with LoRaWAN and offer open 5G connectivity that can be used by both tenants and mobile operators.
The plan developed together with Polar Structure AB covers all of a property owner’s costs that can be attributed to the rollout of the infrastructure to properties, such as hardware costs and installation costs.
Read more about Netmore’s offer to property owners here:
“This investment together with Polar Structure in our jointly owned network company is tailored to lower the thresholds for digitization for both large and small property owners. With these financial conditions, we can now roll out our attractive real estate offer on an extensive scale, which will create great benefit for our customers and partners. Furthermore, Polar Structure’s extended financing commitment is proof of mutual trust between the parties, and to the new strategy that Netmore has developed with the aim of being an operator that drives digitization in the real estate sector ,” says Ove Anebygd, CEO of Netmore Group.
“Since we founded Netmore Polar, we have built a strong foundation together. For us, it is incredibly exciting to be part of the transformation we are facing. Netmore’s excellence in combination with the companies’ collective business acumen makes the investment extremely important and obvious for Polar Structure. Our endeavor to increase measurability on a broader level within the framework of Polar’s ESG platform is central to knowing what we should improve, that is crucial” says Tobias Emanuelsson, CEO Polar Structure.
About the network company Netmore Polar AB
Netmore Polar AB is a jointly owned grid company that is owned equally by Netmore Group and the infrastructure investor Polar Structure. The company’s task is to build, manage and maintain the network infrastructure that Netmore’s customers and partners use. In addition to the financing of the rollout of Netmore Property Network’s offer and the main product Netmore Proptech Node, during the autumn Polar Structure has, among other things, provided a credit facility of SEK 50 million for the construction of Netmore’s nationwide IoT network based on LoRaWAN technology.
About the collaboration with Polar Structure AB
The IoT operator Netmore and the infrastructure investor Polar Structure AB have a long-term partnership that touches on several areas of cooperation. Polar Structure offers financing for the expansion of Netmore’s various networks (Netmore Property Network and Netmore IoT Network). At the same time, Netmore provides Polar Structure’s portfolio companies with IoT and connectivity services.
For more information, please contact:
Ove Anebygd, CEO Netmore Group
Phone: +46 705 195798
Tobias Emanuelsson, CEO of Polar Structure
Phone: +46 738 391 810
Netmore Group is a leading IoT operator. We connect real estate, offer private and open 5G networks, and enable large-scale IoT through LoRaWAN. Together with property owners, IoT service providers and other partners, we build secure, reliable and open IoT ecosystems that enable digitization within industries and industries in all geographic markets.
Netmore Group was founded in 2010 in Sweden and since 2017 has been listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Redeye AB is the company’s certified adviser.
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