Nordic M&A News
June 4, 2018

- Denmark -

DFDS acquires leading Turkish freight operator (Borsen)

DFDS has received the Turkish competition authorities for the purchase of 98.8 percent of the shares of the leading Turkish operator of freight routes in the Mediterranean, U.N. Ro-Ro, for DKK 7.1bn. "With the acquisition of UN Ro-Ro, we are expanding to one of Europe's most attractive freight markets, operating in a similar manner to Northern Europe. This enables us to utilize our network, fleet, experience and skills, together with U.N. Ro-Ro's current leadership, to develop the company further" says Niels Smedegaard, CEO of DFDS.

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- Sweden -

Hexagon acquires AutonomouStuff (Cision)

Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of digital solutions, acquires AutonomouStuff, one of the world's leading suppliers of integrated automotive automotive solutions. AutonomouStuff, based in the United States, was founded in 2010 and develops groundbreaking solutions in automotive, robotics and data intelligence. Its robust technology portfolio is used by over 2,500 customers in pilot programs in the automotive and technology sectors worldwide, in Silicon Valley, the rest of America, Europe and Asia.

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Mycronic acquires MRSI Systems (Realtid)

Mycronic acquires US MRSI Systems for approximately SEK 358m plus a possible additional purchase price. MRSI develops, manufactures and sells systems for the production of optoelectronics and microelectronics. "MRSI fits perfectly with Mycronics's strategy of acquiring leading electronics manufacturing equipment, characterized by high precision and high flexibility requirements. This acquisition is another step in executing our strategy to grow profitably in nearby market segments" says Lena Olving, President and CEO of Mycronic.

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- Norway -

Aker Energy acquires Hess Ghana (Hegnar)

Aker Energy's daughter Aker Energy Ghana has completed the acquisition of Hess Ghana. Hess Ghana is the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points block, with a 50 percent participating interest in the license. "We will now step up our activity by recruiting experienced people both in Oslo and Accra and who will play important roles in helping us become the preferred operator in Ghana" says Jan Arve Haugan, chief of Aker Energy.

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- Finland -

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Prepared by Oliver Jacobsen