Sarmis Capital, the largest private equity fund dedicated to Romania and neighbouring countries, has acquired a significant majority stake in Corporate Office Solutions (COS), the leading integrated office fit–out services provider in Romania, for an undisclosed amount. Sarmis is partnering with Christophe Weller, the CEO and founder of the company, supporting him in achieving an accelerated growth strategy, according to ActMedia.eu.
COS was the first local company to provide fully integrated “design & build” services and has continuously developed its range of services, having a proven track record of successful delivery of large–scale projects for blue–chip clients (such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, UiPath, ING, KPMG, Accenture, Nestlé). Since its founding in January 1998, the company has grown to become the leading specialist in Integrated Design and Build solutions for interior spaces, including workplace consultancy, conceptual and architectural/mechanical and electrical design, supply and installation of furniture, floorings, light fixtures and interior partitions, as well as turnkey interiors construction fit–out covering all architectural and M&E parts.
During its 24 years of activity, the company has delivered professional services and top–quality products to more than 2,300 clients that needed to create or transform their workspaces, in more than 17,000 successful projects. The company operates from local offices in Bucharest, Cluj–Napoca, Timisoara and Iasi.
COS aims to enhance its business model further under the new shareholding structure, by actively focusing on ESG and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, expanding to new sectors (such as private healthcare, private education and hospitality) and geographies, both organically and through strategic acquisitions.
“After 24 years in Romania, COS needed a change to keep stretching its market coverage, geographically and in new business segments, and accelerate its growth by reaching new heights. By partnering with the SARMIS team and benefiting from its focus and know–how in supporting entrepreneurial companies, weare developing an ambitious and creative business model that will sustain COS leadership position for manyyears ahead.”, said Christophe Weller, CEO and founder of COS.
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