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RAKETECH THIRD QUARTER REVIEW
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RAKETECH THIRD QUARTER REVIEW
THE PAYOFF
Raketech ’ s strategy to advance its business via acquisition is clearly paying off but it is notable that perhaps the biggest factor in its favour over the third quarter was a bounceback in its core market of Sweden . It was the Swedishfacing assets that the company said contributed a large part of the 25.6 % organic growth seen in the three months to September .
This has been driven by successes on the NDC front with Raketech regularly adding around 40,000 a quarter except in the seasonally slower second quarter . Meanwhile , in terms of profits the company continues to perform well with EBITDA hitting € 4.1m in the third quarter .
The question now turns to what can be expected once the contributions from recent acquisitions begin to kick in . As CEO Oskar Mühlbach noted on the call , with only some of the flow through from recent deals showing in the fourth quarter , it won ’ t be until next year that the M & A upside becomes clear .
THE ACQUISITION TRAIL
The latest deal to complete is Raketech ’ s € 13.4m takeover of ATS Consultants which owns the winnersandwhiners . com , statsalt . com and pickpapa . com sites . The deal , which included
Chart 11 : Raketech revenue Q419-Q321 (€ m )
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7.5 7.4
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Chart 12 : Raketech NDCs Q419-Q321
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Chart 13 : Raketech EBITDA Q419-Q321 (€ m )
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4.0 3.7
3.5 3.4
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3.0 2.9
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Source : Company reports
February 2022