Nordic M&A News
March 16, 2018

- Denmark -

Danish pension fund joins Nature Energy acquisition (Tv2)

The sale of Danish biogas company Nature Energy has been completed and Danish pension fund Sampension has become a part of the new ownership consortium. Remaining Investors consists of PE firms Pioneer Point Partners and Davidson Kempner. Nature Energy is to be valued at DKK 1.1bn according to press release.

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Sydbank rumored being a potential candidate to acquire Nordjyske Bank (Borsen)

This week Jyske Bank has made a bid on Nordjyske Bank. Several analysts have wondered if the mortgage bank Nykredit will come up with a counter-offer. Now rumors brings up Sydbank as obvious potential candidate to acquire Nordjyske Bank due to large synergy effects including shared data and IT-infrastructure.

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- Sweden -

Hexagon acquires US software company AGTEK (Realtid)

Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technology solutions, announced today the acquisition of AGTEK, a leading US based software company specialising in planning and productivity solutions for the heavy civil construction industry. The price of the acquisition is undisclosed.

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- Norway -

Bayer a step closer to complete Monsanto acquisition (E24)

It was known in the autumn of 2016 that Bayer acquired Monsanto in a deal worth around NOK 521.4bn. Prior to the merger, many experts raised significant concerns regarding the legality of a Bayer-Monsanto merger. The arguments were that the proposed merger would violate anti-trust regulations in the US and the EU as well as severely restrict choice and options for farmers. Recently the company has gotten approval from US and Brazilian authorities and are currently getting closer to an agreement with the Russian FAS. 

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- Finland -

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