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Ratos: Ratos new partner for airteam

This information is disclosed in accordance with the Securities Markets Act,
the Financial Instruments Trading Act or demands made in the exchange rules.

Ratos has signed an agreement to acquire approximately 70% of the shares in
airteam, a leading provider of ventilation solutions in the Danish market.
The purchase price (enterprise value) for 100% of the company amounts to
approximately DKK 575m, of which Ratos will provide equity of approximately
DKK 250m.

airteam provides high-quality and efficient ventilation solutions in Denmark.
The company has a highly skilled and competent management and organization,
high level of technical know-how, best-in-class project management, effective
procurement, and a proven, scalable business model. airteam focuses on
project development, project management and procurement and the projects are
to a large extent carried out by a broad network of quality assured
sub-contractors. In addition, airteam offers maintenance and services of
installed solutions. The Danish construction market is attractive, with a
strong growth outlook and structural growth drivers for more efficient and
high-quality ventilation solutions. airteam's business model exhibits
defensive characteristics, such as a scalable cost structure and a broad
customer and project portfolio.

The company was established in 1998 and is currently owned by its founders.
Ratos will invest in partnership with the current owners and a broadened
shareholder base consisting of key personnel, who jointly will hold
approximately 30%. CEO Poul Pihlmann will remain as one of the main
shareholders and stay as CEO. airteam has seven offices across Denmark, with
its head office in Aarhus. The number of employees amounts to 150
individuals, while sales amounted to DKK 448m and EBITA of DKK 62m per last
fiscal year-end September 2014/2015.

"airteam has a strong, customer-focused corporate culture with highly engaged
people, a strong market position and an attractive business model. Ratos is
also keen to invest in companies that work to reduce energy consumption and
see strengths in airteam's large expertise and knowhow when it comes to
energy efficient modern ventilation solutions. In partnership with the team
at airteam, we believe there is great potential to grow the business further.
By combining airteam's industry expertise with our background of supporting
growth companies with a clear strategic agenda, we regard this as a very
attractive investment opportunity for Ratos," says Susanna Campbell, CEO of

"In order to grow airteam further and realise its full potential, we have been
looking to find a partner with the relevant skills and experience as well as
financial capabilities. We appreciate Ratos as an established and trustworthy
investor with a strong main shareholder in the Söderberg family. We believe
their long experience of active ownership, successful investments in our
industry and solid company values will benefit airteam going forward," says
Poul Pihlmann, CEO of airteam.

Ratos is acquiring approximately 70% of airteam. The purchase price
(enterprise value) for 100% amounts to approximately DKK 575m. Based on
estimated net debt on completion of the deal, for its approximately 70%,
Ratos is expected to inject equity of approximately DKK 250m. The transaction
is subject to approval by the relevant authorities. The acquisition is
scheduled to be finalised at the beginning of the second quarter.

For further information, please contact:
Susanna Campbell, CEO +46 8 700 17 00
Elin Ljung, Head of Corporate Communications, +46 8 700 17 20

| Financial calendar from Ratos: |
| Year-end report 2015 17 February 2016 |
| Annual General Meeting 2016 14 April 2016 |
| Interim report January-March 2016 10 May 2016 |
Ratos owns and develops unlisted medium-sized Nordic companies. The company's
goal as an active owner is to contribute to the long-term and sustainable
business development of its companies and to conduct value-generating
transactions. Ratos's portfolio comprises AH Industries, Aibel, ArcusGruppen,
Biolin Scientific, Bisnode, DIAB, Euromaint, GS-Hydro, HENT, HL Display,
Jøtul, KVD, Ledil, Mobile Climate Control, Nebula, Serena Properties, Speed
Group and TFS. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and has a total of
approximately 15,500 employees.

Press release (PDF)


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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Ratos via Globenewswire


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