Nordic M&A News
February 19, 2018

- Denmark -

Goldman Sachs and Collier Capital looking to buy 9 Nordic Capital ventures (Borsen)

Goldman Sachs alongside Collier Capital has reportedly offered to buy 9 of Nordic Capitals ventures, including Sportsmaster and Bladt Industries. The bid for the 9 companies is 17B DKK, which is at an 11 percent premium. Nordic Capital has not confirmed the bid, at this time.

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- Sweden-

Nordic Capital and Sampo increases stake in Nordax to 72% (Realtid)

After submitting a bid on February 8th for all shares in Nordax at a price of 60 SEK per share, it has now been confirmed that Nordic Capital and Sampo, has bought a further 41.94%, resulting in a combined 72% stake. Among the sellers were Carnegie Fonder AB, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Swedbank Robur AB and more.

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Weak results from Nordic Capital's newly listed companies (Dagens Industri)

Nordic Capital's recently listed companies Munters and Handicare are both performing poorly. Handicare reported negative sales growth and low organic growth. Munters is seeing problems in their data center business, with EBITDA margin at negative 2.7% for the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to 14% for the previous period.

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- Norway-

Norvestor Equity acquires Sperre Compressors (Press Release)

Norvestor Equity has acquired family-owned Sperre Compressors, which is a global supplier of starting-air compressors for the maritime industry. Sperre Compressors had 352M NOK in revenue in 2017. Norvestor will acquire 94% of the shares, with management holding the remaining.

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Prepared by Kent Dalstrup