Nordic M&A News
June 12, 2018

- Denmark -

Jens Poulsen has been unsuccessful in selling DK Company (Borsen)

For a long time, Jens Poulsen has been trying to sell DK Company. Even though he has been in contact with several Private Equity funds, he has not been able to find a buyer. Recently, Borsen also reported that Niels Thorborg had been unsuccessful in selling L'easy, which may have correlations with sellers expecting too high prices in the currently strong M&A market. 

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GlobalConnect and Nianet merger approved by authorities (Computerworld)

The merger between the two Danish fiber-optic companies has been approved by the competition authorities after 11 months. The merger was approved on May 30th, and today the merger is a reality. GlobalConnect covers Denmark, Northern Germany and parts of Sweden. The company reported turnover of DKK 694m in 2017. Nianet provides services to both private and public companies in Denmark, and in 2017, they reported turnover of DKK 367m. 

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- Sweden -

GPV is looking for acquisitions (Evertiq)

The Danish electronics manufacturer GPV, which is owned by the industrial investment group Schouw, recently reached DKK 1bn in turnover. Now, the company wants to grow and is looking for acquisitions if the right opportunities arise. They see a large potential in also being present in Central Europe, and therefore, they are considering an acquisition of a company with existing production facilities and customer portfolio. 

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- Norway -

Norwegian has received interest from several parties (Dagens Næringsliv)

Norwegian has announced that they have received interest from several parties. However, there has been no binding bids. The interest has increased since April when it was announced that IAG had made a bid on the shares of Norwegian. 

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- Finland -

No news to report

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