Nordic M&A News
April 17, 2018

- Denmark -

ABG Sundal Collier predicts another offer on Nordjyske Bank (Borsen)

ABG Sundal Collier estimates that the shareholders can expect a new offer at between DKK 195 and DKK 205 per share. Last week, Jyske Bank raised their offer from DKK 170 to DKK 190 per share.

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- Sweden - 

Intrum Justita is about to buy the debt collection from Intesa (Reuters)

Swedish Intrum Justista is about to acquire the debt collection of the Italian bank Intesa SanPaolo. The binding bid at EUR 3.6bn rids the Italian bank of EUR 10.8bn in bad debts. The deal boosts Intrum's presence in Europe's biggest problem loan market after its axquisition of the Italian debt collection firm CAF in December. 

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Izettle aims for SEK 10 bn valuation (Dagens Industri)

The CEO of Izettle has earlier told that Izettle plans to IPO before summer this year. Last year, the fourth AP fund bought shares in Izettle which corresponded to a valuation at approx. SEK 8bn. A source with knowledge about the listing process believes that a valuation at SEK 10bn can be achieved without problems before the IPO. 

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- Norway -

The planned Vipps merger in danger of being canceled (Dagens Perspektiv)

The Norwegian competition authorities can be forced to stop the current plans of merging Vipps, BankAxept and BankID if it seems to become bad for the competition. Following a possible merger, the payment service will be near a monopoly, which can harm the market for payment services. 

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- Finland -

No news to report

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