Nordic M&A News
May 7, 2018

- Denmark -

PE Fund Industri Udvikling acquires 40% of Sam Partner (Finans)

Industri Udvikling has acquired 40 percent of the shares in Sam Partner Group. Sam Partner is a supplier of nonfood products to supermarkets and articles for construction markets. Over the next two to three years, the PE fund will help grow the Kolding based company targeting a doubling of revenues. Sam Partner’s profit increased from DKK 17.3m in 2016 to DKK 38.5m in 2017.

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FSN Capital’s portfolio company EET Group looking for acquisitions (Borsen)

EET Europarts offers electronic components for computers, phones, printers, etc. - to a customer base of approx. 50,000 professionals. For a period of 19 years, EET has made no fewer than 45 acquisitions of other companies and are now looking for new target companies. Revenues grew from DKK 414m in 2016 to almost DKK 2.6bn in 2017.

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- Sweden -

Allgon looking to acquire Tele Radio (Dagens Industri)

Allgon AB has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire all shares in Tele-Radio International Holding AB. Tele Radio is an international player with more than 240 employees and operations in more than 15 countries. Tele Radio develops, manufactures and markets radio remote control products for industrial use. The acquisition will be carried out at a purchase price of SEK 350m.

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ÅF acquires Konsultbolag1 to become a leader in digital quality assurance in Sweden (Cision)

Konsultbolag1 is Sweden's largest IT consultancy company in testing and demand management with approximately 100 employees in Stockholm, Malmö, Falun and Gävle. The company offers specialist consultancy services, commitments in requirements and tests, and well-established educational activities. The company had sales in 2017 of approximately SEK 110m.

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- Norway -

Norwegian rejects two buyout offers from IAG (Hegnar)

 Norwegian recently confirmed that it has rejected two separate offers from International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, LEVEL, and Vueling. The news comes just weeks after IAG purchased 4.6 percent of the low-cost airline.

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- Finland -

Wärtsilä completes acquisition of Transas (Press Release)

 The technology group Wärtsilä announces that its acquisition of Transas, a global company headquartered in the U.K., has now been finalized. The acquisition, which was announced in March 2018, has a transaction value of EUR 210m (enterprise value). Transas is a global market leader in marine navigation solutions that include complete bridge systems, digital products and electronic charts. Transas currently has net annual sales in the region of EUR 140m and employs approximately 1000 people

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