Amongst the main investors are Niels Thorborg and Jørn Tolstrup Rohde. Altogether, the group has invested DKK 50.72 million with the purpose of consolidating global growth, strengthen the development of the company’s robot-portfolio, and hatch multiple successful spin-out companies in the time to come.
In the beginning of August, Blue Ocean Robotics announced the completion of the first stage of investments with “the world’s best investor” Michael Voss from Fundamental Fondsmælgerselskab A/S. This was a result of the company announcing in the spring that it was planning to call its IPO on Nasdaq OMX First North in Stockholm.
With the opportunities that presented themselves, it turned out more appropriate to continue as a private company and keep a closer dialog with a small group of dedicated private investors. The company has, therefore in consultation with Fundamental Fondsmælgerselskab A/S, decided to put the IPO on hold indefinitely.
The end of the second stage of investments means that 28.3 % of the company is now owned by external investors. The remaining 66.7 % are still owned by the three founders, Co-CEOs and Partners, Claus Risager, Rune K. Larsen and John Erland Østergaard and the three founders expect to continue the company without significant changes in daily operations or in the organization as a whole.