Nordic M&A News
March 1, 2018

- Denmark -

Cowi is ready for acquisition hunt (Borsen)

The Danish consulting group, Cowi, is ready for acquisition hunt. "We have a buying muscle of well over DKK 1b," says CEO of Cowi Lars-Peter Søbye. The announcement that Cowi is ready for intensive acquisitions comes along with publishing of their new financial figures for 2017, showing an increasing top line and a stronger ability to generate profits.

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- Sweden -

D. Carnegie & Co caries out emission (Realtid)

In December 2017, D. Carnegie & Co announced the acquisition of 1,420 apartments in the Stockholm area and 749 apartments in Västerås for a total market value of SEK 3,235m. D. Carnegie & Co sees potential for further investments in terms of the ongoing renovation process in the real estate portfolio and, potentially, additional acquisitions. In order to finance these investments in an advantageous manner, the Board has decided to implement a rights issue. The subscription price will be SEK 90 per share and a total issue amount of SEK 1,013m before transaction costs.

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Catena expands its real estate portfolio (Realtid)

Catena invests just over SEK 115m in a new logistics building outside Malmö and acquires a property in Linköping. These are strategically located real estate for food distribution. "Together with the new construction that is currently underway, Catena is now able to create a major food cluster in Linköping. The acquisition gives us both economics of scale and the possibility of new construction, in line with our ambition of how Catena will grow” says Maths Carreman, Regional Manager in Stockholm at Catena.

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- Norway -

Bergen Group strengthens its position towards the aquaculture industry (Hegnar)

Bergen Group ASA has entered into a share purchase agreement with Backe Bergen AS for the purchase of dry docks and associated businesses in Bergen. Bergen Group ASA strengthens its position towards the aquaculture industry by taking over what is described as a leading producer of integrated flea farms for the aquaculture industry in Norway.

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- Finland -

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