Nordic M&A News
March 19, 2018

- Denmark -

Lundbeck makes an offer to buy Prexton Therapeutics (Borsen)

Lundbeck makes an offer to buy Prexton Therapeutics for 100M EUR now and will pay up to 805M EUR down the line in case the drug Foliglurax reaches a set of milestones. One of the big winners is the Danish venture capital fund Sunstone Capital who owns approximately one-fifth of Prexton Therapeutics and bought their shares in 2015. 

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ATP pushes Carlsberg to make acquisitions (Berlingske)

The Danish pension fund ATP and one of the larger investors in Carlsberg spoke up at the general assembly, pushing for acquisitions. They mentioned that Carlsberg's biggest challenge is growing in an industry that is not growing. One of the most obvious acquisitions is the acquisition of Vietnamese brewery Habeco.

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- Sweden -

No news to report 

- Norway -

FSN Capital acquires a majority share in Mørenot (iLaks.no)

FSN Capital acquires a majority share in Mørenot, a Norwegian supplier to the fishing industry. The sellers are the founding family, but they keep a minority share in the company. In 2017, Mørenot reported sales of approximately NOK 870m and has generated an organic sales CAGR of 8% between 2009 and 2017.

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- Finland -

No news to report

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