May 30, 2013 - Assignment

Ratos announces preference share issue

The Board of Directors of Ratos AB has resolved on a new issue of preferential shares of approximately SEK 1.45 billion, directed to the general public in Sweden as well as institutional investors. The intention is to finance the acquisitions of Nebula and HENT as well as part of the acquisition of Aibel through this issue.

Ratos is a private equity conglomerate whose mission is to maximise shareholder value over time through the professional, active and responsible exercise of its ownership role in primarily medium to large unlisted Nordic companies. Ratos is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and market capitalisation amounts to approximately SEK 18 billion.

Ratos is advised by Mannheimer Swartling in connection with the new issue. The firm’s team includes Eva Hägg, Nils Nostell, Johan Berg and Therese Lundgren, assisted by Karin Attorps and Maria Holme (tax), Zoran Stambolovski (financing) and Stefan Perván Lindeborg (competition).