April 29, 2011 - Assignment

Sandvik and Shandong Energy Machinery form joint venture

Sandvik Mining and Construction and Shandong Energy Machinery Co. in Xintai, Shandong Province, China, have signed an agreement to form a 50/50 owned joint venture for the production and sale of coal mining equipment.

Shandong Energy Machinery, a Chinese mining equipment supplier, is a subsidiary of Xinwen Mining group, one of China’s top fifteen coal mining companies. Shandong Energy Machinery has approximately 4,400 employees.

Sandvik Mining and Construction is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a leading global supplier of equipment, cemented-carbide tools, service and technical solutions for the excavation and sizing of rock and minerals in the mining and construction industries. In 2010, Sandvik Group had 47,000 employees and sales of approximately SEK 83 billion. Worldwide business activities are conducted through representation in more than 130 countries. The company's share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.

Sandvik was advised by Mannheimer Swartling in the transaction. The firm’s team in China was led by Oliver Schulte, primarily assisted by Rachel Dong. Johan Carle, primarily assisted by Teresia Danielsson, are advising on merger filing matters.