News. 13/04/05

Brio Lek&Lär, majority owned by Procuritas Capital Investors III, makes three add-on acquisitions

Press Release, Stockholm and Osby

LL Intressenter AB, the holding company of the Brio Lek&Lär group, acquires all the shares in Printel and Rabo, as well as the Isku/Sundo business within the educational segment in Sweden. The group thereby strengthens the market leading position in distribution of educational supplies to pre-schools and schools. The consolidated group is expected to have sales of c. 800 MSEK in 2005, and has operations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

The group is the leading supplier of furniture, toys, stationary and craft to pre-schools and schools in the Nordic region. Brio Lek & Lär AB have sales of c. 350 MSEK, Printel 40 m€, Rabo 70 MDKK and the Isku/Sundo operations c. 30 MSEK. This means that the new group more than doubles its revenues after the acquisitions.

– By doing these supplementary acquisitions, the group continues to strengthen its market leading position, by improving the market positions especially in Finland and Denmark. The group has the widest product assortment on the market. We intend to continue to strengthen the market position within the pre-school and school segments in the Nordic region, states Patrik Rignell at Procuritas Partners KB, the adviser to the fund Procuritas Capital Investors III.

The group has c. 190 employees, with headquarters in Osby.

– This is a tremendous step forward for the group. Now we are a true Nordic market leader, with market leading positions on all four markets. We intend to utilize the competence and know-how within the various group companies, to further improve the competitiveness of our group, says Nikolas Larsson, CEO of LL Intressenter AB, the holding company of the group.

LL Intressenter AB is majority owned by Procuritas Capital Investors III, with the management and directors as other owners. Procuritas Capital Investors III is a private equity fund focused on mid-sized companies in the Nordic region. The Fund’s investors include, among others, Nordea Liv, Sampo and Statoil. The fund is advised by Procuritas Partners KB.

For questions, please contact

LL Intressenter CEO Nikolas Larsson
tel. +46 705 45 43 32 or
Procuritas Partners KB, Patrik Rignell
tel. +46 8 506 143 00

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